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- 15/01/2007 at 8:22 pm #3418
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?
David16/01/2007 at 2:18 pm #4987Bob HarlandParticipant
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.16/01/2007 at 8:17 pm #4988
Thanks for the prompt reply. From my computer – a small avatar of ‘Barbie’ from my own computer – winging its way to you immediately.
David18/01/2007 at 2:35 pm #4991Bob HarlandParticipant
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.08/03/2007 at 1:26 pm #5050AnonymousInactive
David, as you can see avatars are now working.08/03/2007 at 3:19 pm #5051G.ORillaMember
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!08/03/2007 at 9:34 pm #5052
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!
David09/03/2007 at 3:23 pm #5056RaySMember
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!
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