Pretty cool photo! From 28MB to 113KB is a pretty good ratio!
So this new feature only changes the ‘pre-upload’ phase. We intercept the file you try to upload, apply transformations on it and then swap the new smaller file and resume the old upload process.
It stays at 0% and uses “Processing…” in the pre-upload phase, so that is expected. I will try to also swap the “Uploading…” string at the bottom too.
4MB is still forbidden, the trick is that we optimize the image so it’s >4MB when possible, so it can survive the file size limitation.
I tried a few images from that site, but they all use PNG opacity so I can’t safely convert to JPG and the optimizer bails out.
I tested a 60MB PNG now, and the optimizer can deal with it, but uses over 4GB RAM while doing so to end up with a 360KB JPG.
What device, browser and OS version you were using on this test?