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Delphinius The Great
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#1 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 7:33 AM
Default 7zip file support, and increase to maximum JPG filesize
Today, I have added .7z files to the list of accepted uploads here, and increased the maximum size of JPG files from 200,000 bytes to 250,000 bytes.

You can extract .7z files using any one of the extractors found here: http://www.7-zip.org/download.html (includes Windows, Linux and OS X links) 7zip is free, and can often achieve better compression results than .zip or .rar. Did we mention free? Yup, no nagware.

One caveat with .7z right now is that the site currently doesn't look inside .7z files for custom content, but this will be updated soon.

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#2 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 7:47 AM
Awesome, gotta love better compression, THANKS!
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#3 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 8:26 AM
Fabulous. Excellent work as usual!

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#4 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 9:01 AM
Awesome, not that I use 7z, but maybe I will now :D

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#5 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 9:09 AM
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This is great news if I ever have anything worth your taking a look at I will be able to submit for you perusal using my 7z option.

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#6 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 9:16 AM
Will zips/rars still be available, too?

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#7 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 10:45 AM
Oh my! Thanks a lot! The increase of maximum JPG filesize will be REALLY useful, at least for me =)

And I'll try 7-zip now ^^

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#8 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 10:47 AM
daluved1 - Yes - all files already uploaded will remain as-is. It's simply another option for uploaders - you can choose from zip, rar, or 7z.

Let the "*sob* but I can't use 7z can u upload zip????" whining begin!

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#9 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 10:50 AM
7z is so much better than WinRar. Being able to just right-click a file and have 7z make an archive that just works everytime... No nag-ware... Its nirvana of compression technology.
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#10 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 10:53 AM
Good news, Delphy! 7z is a format that I use for a long time.

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#11 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 11:01 AM
I honestly don't care about 7z. But what I do care about is the image size limit! Thanks for letting us post better quality images!
Anyway, is the limit going to be increased to other formats - especially PNG?
I'm suggesting 250,000 bytes JPG/PNG, and maybe 200,000 bytes others
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#12 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 11:22 AM
PNGs don't compress as well for the kind of screenshots we see on the site, so I have no plans to increase the PNG size. And there is no way GIF will be bumped up to that level either...

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#13 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 12:39 PM
Whoot!
Delphy has done it again! Improved the best site around. I have used 7zip for ages and am jumping up and down doing me nerdy girl dance that it is available now.

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#14 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 4:42 PM
I don't know much about 7zip, but can it be used for uploading the large world files? Specifically, is splitting a 7z and then unpacking it easier than doing the same with a multipart rar?

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#15 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 5:40 PM
I've never heard of 7z but can we fit more content into one than a .rar will hold?
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#16 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 6:09 PM
7z files tend to have somewhat better compression than zip or rar files so you can generally fit more into a 7z than a rar (though it depends on what kind of files you're compressing - some don't compress hardly at all no matter what compression type you use).

I'm pretty sure you can do split 7zs.

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#17 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 6:12 PM
yeah, better quality for pictures, thanks!
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#18 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 6:49 PM
I can finally use 7zip to make *.7z files, woot! Thank you, Delphy.

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#19 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 12:07 AM
Incredibly generous - thank you, Delphy and MTS

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#20 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 1:14 AM
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Thank you!!

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#21 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 11:07 PM
you know Izarc is better than that right it can open any file format i like it a lot and its free


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#22 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 11:11 PM
Izarc isn't a compression format, 7zip is both a compression format and a program. We now support 7zip files, you can open them with whatever you fancy.

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#23 Old 4th Jun 2010 at 11:43 AM
what's 7z?
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#24 Old 5th Jun 2010 at 10:28 PM
Very good news. I like those changes very much.
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#25 Old 6th Jun 2010 at 12:50 AM
I downloaded it today and only one problem, I can't find how to set a default destination folder. As most everything I extract goes in the same folder every time, it's tedious to keep selecting the path every time. But...genius that I am, I deleted winrar, and now have lost that default setting too...lol

Thanks for keeping us updated!


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