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[OFF TOPIC] Newbie, must rant about something...

Postby theycallmeparrot » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:09 am

Anyone else buggered off by the avatar settings/KB limit? I'm an artist and I make custom avatars for the forums I visit and the avatar settings here are a load of crap. And with the maximum image size being 150x150 ppi, about Image yey big, 6KB is impossible. Even a 50x50 ppi image, about Image yey big, will save to 60KB at the lowest resolution possible for clear viewing (i.e. you can tell what the image IS rather than a pixelated smudge of colors). I suffer with bipolar and have a bit of an issue with my mental/emotional stability, and not being able to shrink the custom avi I made specifically for this forum is really upsetting me, and being so upset over something so trivial upsets me even more. Image The custom avatars I make, call for at least 300KB, but putting them up at TinyPic shrinks them to between 32KB and 48KB. Custom avis = happy users. FIX THE KB LIMIT, PLEASE??? Image

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Re: [OFF TOPIC] Newbie, must rant about something...

Postby Natacha » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:16 am

I was also a bit annoyed with that setting.

I played a LOT with it and managed to make it happen.
The avatar calls for at least 5 times the allowed KB limit. Adjusting in photoshop with "Save for Web & Devices" helped make it happen.

Granted, it couldn't be anything fancy.
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Re: [OFF TOPIC] Newbie, must rant about something...

Postby theycallmeparrot » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:44 am

Natacha wrote:I was also a bit annoyed with that setting.

I played a LOT with it and managed to make it happen.
The avatar calls for at least 5 times the allowed KB limit. Adjusting in photoshop with "Save for Web & Devices" helped make it happen.

Granted, it couldn't be anything fancy.

FINALLY figured it out and now I'm happy. "Save for Web" plus TinyPic shrank it down nice and itty bitty. Image
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Re: [OFF TOPIC] Newbie, must rant about something...

Postby Michael » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:37 am

The reason for it is that I don't want to sit there waiting for 10 minutes for the damn page to load because 10 huge avatar images have to be downloaded just so I could read the damn topics.

This forum allows for larger avatars than almost all forums out there as it is. Deal with it.
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Re: [OFF TOPIC] Newbie, must rant about something...

Postby Michael » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:27 pm

How come you didn't make an avatar out of this picture:

http://ilikeshinyobjects.deviantart.com ... s-46691911

That's generally the kind of thing we like to see on this forum, birds and their human :thumbsup:
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Re: [OFF TOPIC] Newbie, must rant about something...

Postby theycallmeparrot » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:22 am

Michael wrote:How come you didn't make an avatar out of this picture:

http://ilikeshinyobjects.deviantart.com ... s-46691911

That's generally the kind of thing we like to see on this forum, birds and their human :thumbsup:

Ewww, that picture is oooolld! No waaaaay am I gonna use that! Image I have a new haircut, I'll camwhore with the boys sometime soon. Image

(and I've seen bigger KB limits on other forums. Image ohwell)
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Re: [OFF TOPIC] Newbie, must rant about something...

Postby Sallynoobasaur » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:14 am

I agree. I had a beautiful picture of Spike (to the right) and look at it. LOOK AT IT!
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Re: [OFF TOPIC] Newbie, must rant about something...

Postby Michael » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:11 pm

Looks great. :thumbsup:
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Re: [OFF TOPIC] Newbie, must rant about something...

Postby MissLady9902 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:51 pm

I agree. I had a beautiful picture of Spike (to the right) and look at it. LOOK AT IT!


I think he looks rather cute...kind of stretched out but cute!
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