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Postby kittykat » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:51 pm

Hey guys! I'm sure most of you have noticed there is a strict limit on avatar sizing. For now, the limits are 120x120 pixels - no more, no less. Because of this, every time you try to post an avatar that isn't that size, it won't work. A handful of you have figured out how to size it that way, but I'm guessing most of you haven't. I found a website that allows you to change the exact dimensions of a picture..

http://www.resizeyourimage.com/

At the top, just change the dimensions to 120x120! I'm sorry if this is dumbing it down too much, but I want everyone who likes having an avatar to be able to have one!
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby varikas » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:55 pm

also, using an image optimizer to get the file size down under 9 kb is a big help; i couldnt get my original one small enough..so i drew one. : )
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby GuruOrHumanBillboard » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:00 pm

kittykat wrote:Hey guys! I'm sure most of you have noticed there is a strict limit on avatar sizing. For now, the limits are 120x120 pixels - no more, no less. Because of this, every time you try to post an avatar that isn't that size, it won't work. A handful of you have figured out how to size it that way, but I'm guessing most of you haven't. I found a website that allows you to change the exact dimensions of a picture..

http://www.resizeyourimage.com/

At the top, just change the dimensions to 120x120! I'm sorry if this is dumbing it down too much, but I want everyone who likes having an avatar to be able to have one!


Thank you! All I have is iPhoto, and while I'm sure you can resize with it, 'm not that familiar with photo editing software. So, this dumbed down version was perfect for me. My avatar isn't exactly great. But at least I have one now. I'm a little too excited about this ;-). :tu:
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby Kleineganz » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:08 pm

Makes me wish I could just give everyone on GG a copy of PhotoShop, because I think it's the best image editing software. However, I'm not quite rich enough for that yet! :sadm:
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby Fadia Fiji » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:19 pm

If that website doesn't work for anyone, try fotoflexer. That's what I used :D

One question, I put up a signature earlier, why would't it show up?
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby crew96 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:25 pm

I resized it, and I am still getting this notification: The avatar’s filesize must be between 0 and 9 KiB.
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby rapyodeling » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:27 pm

Kleineganz wrote:Makes me wish I could just give everyone on GG a copy of PhotoShop, because I think it's the best image editing software. However, I'm not quite rich enough for that yet! :sadm:


I tried to resize with Photoshop and it was still too big KB-wise. :/
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby Kleineganz » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:31 pm

rapyodeling wrote:
Kleineganz wrote:Makes me wish I could just give everyone on GG a copy of PhotoShop, because I think it's the best image editing software. However, I'm not quite rich enough for that yet! :sadm:


I tried to resize with Photoshop and it was still too big KB-wise. :/


Did you try "Save for Web and Devices"?
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby Fadia Fiji » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:16 pm

Nevermind, I firgured it out.
Signature's dimension have to be 450x225 or less. If you have a gif as your signature, try: http://gifmagic.com/
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby Fuzzy Lego » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:18 pm

I can host avatars that are too big in filesize in my dropbox, just pm or post here with your avatar and I'll upload it and give you a link back to use. Any filesize image works with it hosted elsewhere but it just has to fit the 120x120 req. I can resize that too as long as it's not animated - pc cleanup so I've uninstalled most design progs I use atm.
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby Rauri » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:19 pm

Would someone mind just giving some quick information on how to change the FILE SIZE (without Photoshop)?
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby Fadia Fiji » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:27 pm

go to: http://www.resizeyourimage.com/
upload an image
then where you see the boxes that have "zoom" "width" "height"
click the width box, a little thing will pop-up, change the number in it to 120
same thing with the height

hope my instructions are clear..
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby rapyodeling » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:37 pm

Kleineganz wrote:
rapyodeling wrote:
Kleineganz wrote:Makes me wish I could just give everyone on GG a copy of PhotoShop, because I think it's the best image editing software. However, I'm not quite rich enough for that yet! :sadm:


I tried to resize with Photoshop and it was still too big KB-wise. :/


Did you try "Save for Web and Devices"?


Is that what I need to click? I have Elements 8 (it came free with my computer so I can't complain) so I may have missed it/it's in a weird spot. Thanks though!
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby savetheempire » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:08 pm

You guys should try Pixlr.com. It's a free online photo editing site.
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby dragonkitty78 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:28 pm

kittykat wrote:Hey guys! I'm sure most of you have noticed there is a strict limit on avatar sizing. For now, the limits are 120x120 pixels - no more, no less. Because of this, every time you try to post an avatar that isn't that size, it won't work. A handful of you have figured out how to size it that way, but I'm guessing most of you haven't. I found a website that allows you to change the exact dimensions of a picture..

http://www.resizeyourimage.com/

At the top, just change the dimensions to 120x120! I'm sorry if this is dumbing it down too much, but I want everyone who likes having an avatar to be able to have one!



No, actually this is perfect for me because I already have a bunch of different images on my computer I would love to use instead of my current one!!!! :halo:
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby Kleineganz » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:35 pm

rapyodeling wrote:
Kleineganz wrote:
rapyodeling wrote:
I tried to resize with Photoshop and it was still too big KB-wise. :/


Did you try "Save for Web and Devices"?


Is that what I need to click? I have Elements 8 (it came free with my computer so I can't complain) so I may have missed it/it's in a weird spot. Thanks though!


Oh ok - I have the full PhotoShop CS5.0 - I don't know if Elements comes with the "Save for Web" option. Sorry!
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby losiento » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:59 pm

You can just link the photo you want for you Avatar and paste it on the "Link off-site:".
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby Brittani » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:25 am

Yep, what ^losiento^ up there said works to get around the file-size issue. I use Tinypic.
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby DealWithIt » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:26 pm

Could someone explain to me how to put a gif in my signature? Thank you
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby Brittani » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:44 pm

You link it the same way you do an image, using the image tags. Personally, I upload my gif to tinypic and copy the image code.
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby DealWithIt » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:49 pm

Brittani wrote:You link it the same way you do an image, using the image tags. Personally, I upload my gif to tinypic and copy the image code.


Thank you! <3
Is there anyway to resize a GIF if it is too big?
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby Brittani » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:04 pm

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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby Skamee Land PI » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:29 pm

Thank you for this helpful post, ma'am <3
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby sippy » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:16 pm

Thanks for all of the great suggestions everyone! I learned a few things. :)
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Re: Avatar Issues Explained

Postby Jennifer » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:01 pm

Brittani wrote:I use this site: http://www.online-image-editor.com/ :)

I love your siggie! <3
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