File-wise progress indicator may be placed to monitor batch upload

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  1. cupid51 profile image71
    cupid51posted 9 years ago

    When we upload photos, a upload indicator starts rotating. It actually means nothing. Even when the internet connection is disconnected it goes on rotating. If a file-wise progress indicator could be placed in place of this, it would be helpful for the user especially     who are using a slower connection.

    1. pylos26 profile image72
      pylos26posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What on earth are you talking about?

      1. cupid51 profile image71
        cupid51posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I know that people who are using a fast connection of internet will not understand the problem. I have a broadband connection of 256 mbps (it is only the rating but actually it is much slower that that), and when I try to upload a batch of photos whose total size is 10 MB (not even 40 MB which is the limit at hubpages), it takes 25 to 30 minutes and sometimes it stops working without giving any indication.

  2. mel22 profile image60
    mel22posted 9 years ago

    sounds reasonable for pple with slower connections wondering if the process is still runnuing or failed.. i've heard others say they wait up to 5 or 10 min. unknowing of whats happening or if frozen.. i personally have a mega fast connection so I know right away if the logos still spinning and I dont ge an update within twenty seconds then it probably froze. . That would be helpful to ppl with slower connections

    1. cupid51 profile image71
      cupid51posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for understanding my problem.

  3. mel22 profile image60
    mel22posted 9 years ago

    its actually a very plausible idea bcuz even a fast connection cannot always be sure if the process has failed. I only can base the failed status by knowing my usual download time.. so  if a fast connection cannot be aware of the freeze then I can see where this would majorly render a user with a slow connection with complete unawareness and left to hope the process finishes!

    1. cupid51 profile image71
      cupid51posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks again for supporting!

  4. johnr54 profile image44
    johnr54posted 9 years ago

    How big are the images you are uploading?

    I would suggest that you use a utility like (graphic converter on the Mac) to resize the files.  For a site like hubpages where these images are not full screen you don't need files bigger than a few hundred K at the most.

    1. cupid51 profile image71
      cupid51posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the suggestion. Can you tell me the recommended size for HP?

  5. johnr54 profile image44
    johnr54posted 9 years ago

    It would depend on whether you are just putting a half column wide picture at the top of a hub or are trying to do a large slide show.  The half column could probably be between 50 to 100k, a large slide show might want images twice that size.

  6. timorous profile image83
    timorousposted 9 years ago

    To avoid having your photo re-sized, a full column width photo should be 520 pixels wide.  A half-column size: 260 pixels, and 1/4 column: 130 (I believe). Have a look at this hub: … ge-quality

    It's better to start with larger photos and/or higher resolutions.  With any photo-editing software, you can scale down a photo to (for example) 520x350 pixels and 72 dpi.  This is "good enough" for small photos on a website.  This would produce a file size of about 45kb, and shouldn't take more than a few seconds to upload on a broadband connection.

    Having said that, I had trouble uploading earlier.  I suspect it was because of heavy traffic on the Hubpages server.  I went back later to try the upload problem.

    You're right though, a progress bar would be more helpful than a spinning icon.


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