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  • #3418
    W10143
    Member

    Admin

    Just tried to post an avatar on my profile – got an error message indicating permissions not set for the avatar directory. Couldn’t trap the error text, but are you trying to block Avatars on this forum?

    David

    #4987
    Bob Harland
    Participant

    We are not deliberately blocking avatars.

    Are you uploading the avatar from your local PC or a website?

    You could try emailing the avatar to me and I will attempt to load it.

    #4988
    W10143
    Member

    Bob
    Thanks for the prompt reply. From my computer – a small avatar of ‘Barbie’ from my own computer – winging its way to you immediately.

    David

    #4991
    Bob Harland
    Participant

    Dave, I am afraid your avatar did not turn up, but anyway I cannot get them to work.
    It would seem to be a problem with our service provider, if we get it resolved then I will let yo know.

    #5050
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    David, as you can see avatars are now working.

    #5051
    G.ORilla
    Member

    How can I reduce my avatar in size (file size)? Mine is too big but works on other forums. A quick “how to” I think would be very useful for others as well.

    Thanks in advance – back to work!

    #5052
    W10143
    Member

    Hi

    I had to reduce mine from a modest 8K to less than 6k. Opened the original in Paintshop Pro (Evaluation copy free download), reduced resolution by 1%, cut size by 3mm and lo and behold only 3k size!

    David

    #5056
    RayS
    Member

    After tearing hair out this is what I found….

    1) Set pixel size to 80 x 80 max. (If rectangular then the biggest side must be 80) So to get the largest avatar you need a square picture.

    2) Max file size 6KB

    3) Actual image dimensions makes no difference (i.e. cm/inches)

    3) There are three allowable formats jpg, png, gif

    4) I found with Photoshop it was practically impossible to create a jpeg smaller than 6K. The easiest file format to get small enough was gif. (Switch off transparency)

    After that it is easy!
    Ray

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