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Contradictory disclosed max size for images: 2 MB != 2 MiB.

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  • I'm pretty sure we had this discussion before but I fail to find the corresponding Q/A
    – rene
    Apr 10, 2020 at 13:17
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    @rene did you mean meta.stackexchange.com/questions/261925/…
    – mdewey
    Apr 10, 2020 at 14:17
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    Also one has a space and the other doesn't..... consistency! Apr 10, 2020 at 17:27
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    Those buttons haven't survived dark mode very well either... Apr 10, 2020 at 17:27
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    I can't count how many times this has regressed.
    – S.S. Anne
    Apr 10, 2020 at 19:46
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    @S.S.Anne first time I see the issue on the error message AFAIR. Apr 10, 2020 at 19:51
  • @Luuklag wasn't about the error message. But yeah this MB vs MiB keeps showing up. Apr 10, 2020 at 20:47
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    Technically it's correct. If the file is over 2 MiB, then it's over 2 MB as well. Apr 10, 2020 at 20:48
  • Ah I spotted the difference, I stand corrected.
    – Luuklag
    Apr 10, 2020 at 20:48
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    @JohnDvorak true but it makes the error message less useful and more confusing :) Apr 10, 2020 at 20:50
  • If anyone is wondering which is correct (closest) I believe it actually supports MiBs as that's been my experience. Usually it's only an issue when uploading .PNGs, as a .JPG that large would either be poorly compressed or of huge dimensions. Even so, some charts with fine fonts would benefit from a slightly larger limit (if there's to be a change). If it's a .JPG that big an additional warning about suggested image dimensions would be a useful addition @AdamLear.
    – Rob
    Apr 12, 2020 at 4:19
  • Ah, good old metric and imperial measurements Apr 12, 2020 at 7:02
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    @Rob thanks, yes last time I tested, max size seemed to be 2 MiB indeed, not 2 MB meta.stackexchange.com/q/261925/178179 I wish that if the image is above the max size (currently 2 MiB), it would automatically resize (or change compression) to the largest image possible, or close to it. meta.stackexchange.com/a/273986/178179 Apr 12, 2020 at 10:26
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    This was fixed the previous times (1, 2), so I'm sure it won't take long to fix it again. Not sure why this keeps happening. Thank you for keeping on it!
    – Mast
    Apr 12, 2020 at 13:57

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All text referring to file upload size has been changed to 2 MiB.

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