[Clipart] what is the max filesize I can upload?

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Sat Nov 25 14:33:58 PST 2006

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Please file these as bugs...we are losing track of these
requests...please remember that they will be forgotten easily without
being filed:



On Sun, 2006-11-19 at 22:20 +0000, Alan Horkan wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Nov 2006, momo wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 01:58:12 +0100
> > From: momo <momo at lumenstudio.net>
> > To: Fred & Amy Lovern <platypuscove at cox.net>
> > Cc: clipart at lists.freedesktop.org
> > Subject: Re: [Clipart] what is the max filesize I can upload?
> >
> > Thanks for the information! :)
> >
> > I have then 2 suggestions:
> > - the maximum file size should be indicated in the upload form (or even
> good point.  hopefully it could also link to an explanation of the policy
> and even basic instructions on how to check file sizes or use compression.
> > - the maximum file size should be increased, because 300 Kb is way too
> > small. Any somehow complicated clipart is generally bigger than 300Kb.
> > Increasing the max filesize to 1Mb is not a bad idea IMO.
> It is always good when a project has people lurking around who can still
> remember why things were done the way they were so that things can change
> for good reason or stay the same if the original assumptions remain true.
> (Far as I can tell this applies to just about every large organisation.)
> In this case the small size limit was due to the fact that individual
> clipart should be small.  Artworks of course can be more complicated
> but reusable peices of clipart should not be all that big, and often they
> should be simple and represent concepts.  I'm not sure if the discussion
> at the time was also presuming people would use SVGZ for larger files.
> Now that openclipart is more successful moving beyond the early goals and
> stretching the definition of clipart might be more acceptable but I hope
> people will reconsider the original ideas before making any changes.
> Perhaps the upload size does need to be increased, 500kb might be a more
> modest increase for starters and explaining the reasons for this might
> also be a good idea.  (Also the secondary reason of preventing abuse of
> the system would need to be mentioned as the screenshot upload has been
> abused/misused in the past.)
Jon Phillips

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