Space Free: Stop Using .BMP & Size Icons Properly

Crisis averted! After quite a bit of effort, we have freed up more than 25% of the server's file storage by simply resizing and optimizing poorly cropped icons. With the worst offender, a massive 5000x5000px file that took up 5% of our total allocation all by itself.

Resizing just 6 images uploaded by 3 users cut our data usage by 20%!

That being said pouring over the entire file store I noticed several disturbing trends:

  • Many users are "orphaning" files. Please make sure you properly deleting unused attachments after you upload a new version.
  • A lot of people using the .BMP file format. JPGs or PNGs only. A 100x100 BMP takes more space than a 1000x1000 JPG.
  • Some icons are in ludicrously large resolutions. Its only a 95x95 icon space, keep the images under 500x500 at least.

Please be a good neighbor and please size/format your icons properly, as we saw above, one or two accidental bad uploads can deny resources for everybody.

If you notice a page has an icon that takes REALLY long to load then it probably has a bad icon, please report these pages/icons to the staff so they can be fixed accordingly. Every little bit helps, and it will keep UTAU.wiki around for a long time coming, or at least until WikiDot updates us on our Community Site application.

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Space Free: Stop Using .BMP & Size Icons Properly
Crisis averted! After quite a bit of effort, we have freed up more than 25% of the server's file storage by simply resizing and optimizing poorly cropped icons. With the worst offender, a massive 5000x5000px file that took up 5% of our total allocation all by itself.

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