Remember that this site was first set up in 2007, or maybe it was 2006. We're coming up on the anniversary, actually. In any case, the maximum allowed size for uploaded images -- 500x500 -- was decided way back in the mists of time when disk space was at more of a premium.
I've just increased the maximum allowed image upload to 1200x1200
thanks sie, i am newbie here and forund this community so interestiong