CV upload should allow files GREATER than 250 KB (Staff: max size raised to 2MB for full members)
Thread poster: Ángel Domínguez

Ángel Domínguez  Identity Verified
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Aug 29, 2009

The profile has proven really useful when it comes to acting as a source of information for potential new clients, CV feature included.

BUT! (and it's a big but)... The file size limitation for the CV is anachronistic and outrageous, especially for us paying members.

I took plenty of time to create the layout of my CV, and ~250 KB is nowhere near enough; my latest revision has some images of magazines and TV ads for which I have done translation work, and the file size is almost 500 KB; even that is a very reasonable file size for a PDF file using custom typefaces, a vector logotype and bitmap images.

To be clear: paying members (if not everyone) should be allowed to upload CVs even greater than 1 or 2 MB, for crying out loud.

What do you think?

Ángel.


[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-09-02 14:44 GMT]


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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
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Yes Aug 29, 2009

I support Ángel's point of view.

Thank you Ángel.


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Jared Tabor
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Sounds reasonable Aug 29, 2009

Thanks Ángel for proposing this. Let me see what can be done.

Best regards,

Jared


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Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
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Excellent idea Aug 29, 2009

250 KB is enough for a basic CV but more space would allow to include some scanned references, pictures, and many other things someone may come up with.


Thank you for pointing it out Ángel

Stanislaw


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Ángel Domínguez  Identity Verified
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Nice Aug 29, 2009

Thank you Jared for your understanding, I hope you can set a change in motion.
See, the CV that is currently in my Proz profile is not the latest version because of the file size limitation, and I even had to work my magic with Acrobat Pro to squeeze a few bytes so that it would fit. But my recently updated CV is 400+ KB, and I would say it's impossible to bring it down to 250 KB without leaving the images so compressed that it wouldn't make much sense to keep them. I am also a designer and spent many hours polishing the details of my CV so that it can accommodate the needed typographies, a logo, my photograph and images of selected projects, so it's frustrating to have to cripple it for a limitation in size, or not being able to upload it at all.
Please keep us posted on any developments.

And thanks everyone for your comments!

Ángel.


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Jared Tabor
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Maximum CV size increased for members Sep 2, 2009

Hello again,

Okay Ángel, can you try now? The maximum CV file size for full members has been raised to 2 MB (partial members may upload a file size of 1 MB). Let me know if you have any problems or need help with it.

Best regards,

Jared


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Ángel Domínguez  Identity Verified
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Nice! Sep 2, 2009

Works fine for me (Safari 4.0.3 here).

Thanks for listening and taking the time to actually implement this for members.
Regards from Spain,

Ángel.


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Jared Tabor
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Great Sep 2, 2009

That's good to hear. And congrats on that CV, it looks great!

Jared


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Ángel Domínguez  Identity Verified
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Thanks Sep 2, 2009

Now you see what I was talking about all that effort put into the design would have gone to waste otherwise.
Glad you liked it.

Ángel.


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