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avatar

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:09 pm
by dtb
trying to reduce the size of my avatar to fit within the site requirements but currently struggling to get the small size needed, any help please would be gratefully received.

Re: avatar

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:27 pm
by Montfort
I use Windows Paint and it works fine for me. Happy to help !

Re: avatar

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:51 pm
by dtb
I am using paint but can only get the file to 22kb, anything down to 6kb you can't see it!

must be doing something wrong here :?

Re: avatar

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:57 pm
by dtb
Resolved, saved as a GIF file :)

Re: avatar

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:58 pm
by Montfort
Good news. :D

Re: avatar

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:45 pm
by LC&DR
I have tried to reduce it as a gif but it still won't work for me, it pixilates beyond recognition.

Re: avatar

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:17 pm
by yelrow
It took me yonks to work out how to produce one last time. Anyone have a quick way.

Re: avatar

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:19 pm
by Rog (RJ)
If it is a photo, then .JPG will normally be the best choice but for drawings then .PNG or .GIF should be best.

@Flashbang

Any chance of increasing the avatar size? 90 x 90 pixels is pretty restrictive.

Re: avatar

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:59 pm
by IanS
To reduce an image I used http://resizeimage.net/

For the avatar where the size is small I set the size to 90px width, found the height was too high so changed the height to 90px keeping the aspect ratio. This worked and gave me one I wanted.

Re: avatar

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:43 pm
by Brian
Rog (RJ) wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:19 pm
If it is a photo, then .JPG will normally be the best choice but for drawings then .PNG or .GIF should be best.

@Flashbang

Any chance of increasing the avatar size? 90 x 90 pixels is pretty restrictive.
I'll up it to 150 x 150 and see what happens, if that's too big then it will have to come down.

Edit now set at 150 x 150