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Post by iflyabeech » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:13 pm

I havent logged on for a while and I noticed my avatar is missing. I tried to add a new one and it says it needs to be"Maximum dimensions; width: 80 pixels, height: 80 pixels, file size: 6.00 KiB.".
However, the forum rules state this: "16. Avatars area allowed but they are subject to all of the Forum Rules. If it wouldn't be allowed as a photo in a post, or if it sends a message that would violate forum rules, then it is not appropriate as an avatar. The default size limit is 80X80 and a maximum file size of 6144 kb. http://www.shrinkpictures.com/create-avatar/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; is one of numerous websites that allow you to create an avatar from an exiting photo."

I thought I had an avatar before, I don't remember what it might have been, but I know no reason it would have been removed and it looks like others have avatars greater than 6kb.. I tried resizing some simple pics and I couldn't get them below 6kb...\
Can someone explain?
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Post by Teamless » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:18 pm

find your avatar you want, open it in Paint, change the properties to the 80x80, save as a JPEG and it should be 6kb or smaller.
You may need to scale it down, obviously.
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Post by tacticool » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:21 pm

Six kilobytes seems about right. You can view the image info for active avatars and see the file size. Mine is under 3KB.
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Post by iflyabeech » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:28 pm

I guess.. I tried it in paint and could only get down to 19kb

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Post by Teamless » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:54 pm

iflyabeech wrote:I guess.. I tried it in paint and could only get down to 19kb
did you email me the file to try to help?
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Post by iflyabeech » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:01 pm

Its cool..Thank you! I made it on that link from the rules page..I just have never made one nearly that small, and paint would not do it..

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Post by Soldiernurse » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:31 pm

The Avatar size requirement leaves little to be desired (pun fits)... member of several other gun forums with much less size restriction regards to avatars... a Texas forum w/tiny avatars just ain't right, IMO.
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Post by bizarrenormality » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:27 pm

Allowing larger avatars is a tough sell, especially now that signatures are limited to four lines. You can put a link to a larger picture in your signature and hope people click on it, but I think it's a good idea to restrict avatars that take up a lot of screen space on mobile devices.
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Post by grumble » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:22 pm

A tip for editing and resizing avatars in Photoshop. If you simply resize and save it, your file size may be larger than the 6kb max. Use File->Save for Web & Devices - this will give you options to strip profiles, remove metadata and select an appropriate file type and "quality" - it also gives you a real-time display of exactly how many bytes the saved file will be.
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Post by 77346 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:35 pm

here's a website that's pretty helpful in creating avatars... you load your pic, set the size and voilá

http://www.shrinkpictures.com/create-avatar/
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Post by Gameover » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:42 pm

Thanks!
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