Which upload did you try ? The "normal" one, or Uploader + ?
Anyway in both cases of course images are limited in size and weight. I don't think it is really possible to make the site itself process the conversion, as it can increase too much the CPU time of the server, from a requirement by the site. Your internet provider could tell you you're asking too much from the server.
And, mainly, you cannot allow users to upload on your gallery a set of 10 images of 5 Mb each ! Even non considering the upload time -- in the US I guess your average bandwith is better than here --, it is a lot of space and ressources used for some work that indeed should be done before the upload.
Luc... I just tried your test site... the upload a picture page has too many requirements for my target set of users. They probably wont have the time, tools or expertise to do all the necessary conversions. Now if all that were build in to the uploader process that would make it more user friendly.
I should probably just install it and give it a try, but I know these are the main questions that will come up.
Well, I'm looking for a method of allowing users to easily upload a set of pictures. These users would be members of our church who want to post on our web site pics of various church events. Many of them would not be real "power users".
You also have extension:283 .
It depends how much you trust this user. If you trust the user (family member for instance), you can give him/her administration level and let him/her use extension:270. If you don't trust the user, then you have to use the [wiki] Upload by users.
What is the method for a user to upload pics? Is there a demo of that?