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    What's wrong with my avatar?

    Consider myself pretty Web savvy and participate in a lot of forums but for some reason I can't get an avatar to work properly on this forum. What's happening is, if I follow the guidelines and make mine 19 pixels it displays too small to see. If I enlarge any over this size it won't let me upload. Even tried posting off site and plugging in the URL. Must be something I'm doing wrong as I see others with nice looking pics. Can anyone help me?

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    I'm not sure what guidelines you're reading, but 19 pixels is way, way too small.

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    From the avatar edit page guidelines:
    "Note: The maximum size of your custom image is 100 by 100 pixels or 19.5 KB (whichever is smaller). "

    I'd resize your pic to 100 x 100, then save it as a compressed jpg file. Select a jpeg compression rate that gets the file size under 19.5KB.

    Hope that helps.

    Edit: FWIW, mine is a 100 x 98 jpg file, size = 8.4 KB, give or take.
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    Good advice above.

    Or... just maybe it's easier to just change your name to match: Little Jim Mac
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    I like your avatar. It's . . . cute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frawg View Post
    From the avatar edit page guidelines:
    "Note: The maximum size of your custom image is 100 by 100 pixels or 19.5 KB (whichever is smaller). "

    I'd resize your pic to 100 x 100, then save it as a compressed jpg file. Select a jpeg compression rate that gets the file size under 19.5KB.

    Hope that helps.

    Edit: FWIW, mine is a 100 x 98 jpg file, size = 8.4 KB, give or take.
    Ding-Ding-Ding! We have a winner!

    Pixel size requirements are exactly as Frawg noted. Play with the dpi a little if you need to get under the 19kb limit.
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    Sorry, I posted that from work going by memory on the size. It's 65x79 pixels at 72 dpi for 15 kb--kept reducing file size until I could get it to post. Anything larger and I got a "failed to load" message or something like that. I'll keep trying. Edit, new avatar loaded, but old pic is still there.. arghhhh

    OK, 15th time is a charm. Now know the difference between a profile picture and an avatar!
    Last edited by Big Jim Mac; 07-09-2010 at 21:09.

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    Looks good now!


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    I think something is still wrong. Somehow you didn't upload your sleeves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I think something is still wrong. Somehow you didn't upload your sleeves.
    now that's funny

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