Originally Posted by felgall
It depends on what use the image is for. If it is just to display in a web page then 150k is HUGE. If it is to be able to be downloaded and printed then a bigger size might be appropriate. I doubt any static images need to be bigger than 2Mb. Anything bigger than that is more likely to be video.
The purpose of the uploaded photo is to ultimately transform it into a 100 px by whatever (resized) avatar.
The debate is how accommodating I have to be for people uploading photos...
If someone took a photo of themselves with a pro digital SLR at 30 MP, I suppose they might have an enormous self portrait. (However, I'd like to think most people creating profiles online are smart enough to know how to take that 1GB self-portrait and downsize it to 150Kb themselves, right?!)
I could up my upper-limit to whatever, but why put extra stress on my server and get possibly stuck paying for more bandwidth when people can shrink down whatever they want to upload BEFORE they upload?
I feel that is reasonable, as is 150Kb Max Photo Filesize, but I wanted to see what others think here.