I am building a site using Drupal 7, in which users can upload content and images.

When I set the "Maximum image resolution" (on the core image field settings) to be, for example - 800x600.

Is that mean that the pictures will first be resized and weight reduced, and only then will be saved on my Drupal site?

I don't want to have many pictures that weight a lot on my server. I prefer to save only the images that has been resized, in order to have more space on my server.

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that setting means that you can't upload an image with max resolution of 800x600. If you upload an images with a size more than that set, it will be not imported and drupal will return an error alter.

  • That's what I thought, and that's the reason I asked the question. But, when I defined max resolution of 800x600, and max file upload of 10 MB. then I tried to upload image that weigh 6.9 MB with resolution of 3872x2592 - and it works. In addition I got the following message: "The image was resized to fit within the maximum allowed dimensions of 800x600 pixels." when I check - the size of the image in my drupal /public_html/sites/default/files is 83.86 kb.
    – EB84
    Commented Feb 28, 2014 at 11:35
  • are you using the Media module or the standard upload box?
    – Cristian
    Commented Mar 1, 2014 at 17:13
  • No. but it's looks like great module.
    – EB84
    Commented Mar 1, 2014 at 17:42

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