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A question about Avatars

Postby MOD » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:26 pm

I use Photobucket and all my photos (both from scanned wet film slides and my Canon 450D) are uploaded at 1024x800 (or thereabouts). But I have always had trouble producing an Avatar of the correct size. ~x( In my Control Panel - Profile - Edit Avatar - I have several options to use to upload pics from various sources. None of them seem to work for me.!! I know it is me as I can see some really good Avatars on here and I would also like to post one!!! :(

I understand the dimensions must be 120px X 120px with a max file size of 60KiB. But what does this mean exactly - or even roughly? :-o

I hesitate to say this but my 6 year old granddaughter has taken me to places on my PC that I never knew existed. =))

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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby Jigsaw » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:32 pm

Don't know if this will help but. In Potophuket you can edit a picture and save a copy of it. I have done so in the past to reduce the size of a pic so it can be displayed within the required parameters.
I just open the pic I want, click Edit and play with it (then I start on the photo ;) )
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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby MOD » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:53 pm

Jigsaw wrote:and play with it (then I start on the photo ;) )


I've done that Kev, 'till I nearly went blind, B-) but I am stll Avatarless... BTW was it just me or was that film absolute pretentious gibberish...???

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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby Jigsaw » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:05 pm

MOD wrote:
Jigsaw wrote:and play with it (then I start on the photo ;) )


I've done that Kev, 'till I nearly went blind, B-) but I am stll Avatarless... BTW was it just me or was that film absolute pretentious gibberish...???

Ian


Amazed at how great your photo's are bearing that in mind mate ;)

Sadly, I quite enjoyed Avatar.
Possibly more for the effects and cinematography (is that even a word)? I saw it in 3D and enjoyed it (I did get in for free though, know the manager at our local Vue) :)

Will return to the topic tomorrow when I am sober (ish) :))
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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby Mayfly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:20 pm

I always size my pics before uploading - I just take the pic I want resize it to the correct size for an avatar then upload it - now is the tricky bit I never know which link to use so I just try them all until my avatar is accepted =)) =))

I have never had a problem with the file size once I have resized it using the pixel size
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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby MOD » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:30 pm

Mayfly wrote:I always size my pics before uploading - I just take the pic I want resize it to the correct size for an avatar then upload it - now is the tricky bit I never know which link to use so I just try them all until my avatar is accepted =)) =))
I have never had a problem with the file size once I have resized it using the pixel size



Ahh now Pam you have put your finger on my problem!! :ymapplause: I have tried all these upload options and I still get a 'failed' to upload message. I think that the critical issue is the 'file size' not the dimensions , pixel wise.

ie my 120 x 120px photos still exceed the 60 KiB upload limit.

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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby Wedgy » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:09 am

Somehow (not sure if you can do it in photobucket) if its 120x120 but still over 60k then you will need to increase the compression.

I offer my services, if you want to send me a link/attachment on email (webmaster@iconicaircraft.co.uk) to a 120x120 images I will do the rest - even upload it to your user for you :)
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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby Mayfly » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:54 am

What a kind caring admin!!!! =))
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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby Jigsaw » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:56 am

Mayfly wrote:What a kind caring admin!!!! =))


One of you has to be :p

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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby Mayfly » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:13 am

:-o :-o :-o

I'm cut to the quick!! :((
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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby Wedgy » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:59 am

=)) =)) =))
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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby Jigsaw » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:31 pm

Mayfly wrote::-o :-o :-o

I'm cut to the quick!! :((


Your avatar says it all =)) =))
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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby Mayfly » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:56 pm

That's down to ugly gremlins in the system!!!!! :)) :)) :))
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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby Jigsaw » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:36 pm

=)) =)) Wedgy's fault then :))
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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:01 pm

And STILL Ian (MOD) has NO avatar!!!
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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby Wedgy » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:28 pm

BEHOLD! \:D/
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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:57 pm

He is now a LIGHTNING!
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Re: A question about Avatars

Postby Jigsaw » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:56 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:He is now a LIGHTNING!


Nice pic too :D
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