Originally Posted by macmcintire
When I downloaded the pictures they were sized and came out right. They are still right when I view the discussion thread. I don't know why they are coming out too large when others view the site.
The issue is this.. you uploaded original files (as I'm sure you always have) which are 2988x5312 pixels. The forum resizes them to 337x600.
The problem is the forum is resizing them on page load, so the browser needs to download all 18 pictures in large format (at 5mb or more each), and then recalculate. It also appears that cache is not working perfectly, as I see the large images download again on page reload.
Many forums will either limit the size you are allowed to upload to a reasonable size, or automatically downsize the pictures to a reasonable size on upload.
As photos are so important to this site, we wouldn't want to 'lowest common denonimator' the pictures, but maybe they could only download the smaller size on page load, and then if a user wanted to look at the higher res version that would load on click. Or maybe they could resize on upload to a good quality size..