AVATAR ? Not possible to post one!!

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AVATAR ? Not possible to post one!!

Postby Moss » 15 Nov 2016, 2:52pm

Who the hell designed this site? I'm no fool when it comes to posting photos or an Avatar - but this site got me beat! Tinny square photo (smallest I can reduce to) and this site wouldn't accept it.

I now realise why there's no own photo avatars on CUK.
just tried to use this as my avatar > in a 150-150 square. no-chance

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Re: AVATAR ? Not possible to post one!!

Postby Psamathe » 15 Nov 2016, 3:32pm

Try going to 120x120 and less than 20k.

Too large and they start slowing everybody down (as many may need to be downloaded for every page!).

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Re: AVATAR ? Not possible to post one!!

Postby Mick F » 15 Nov 2016, 4:01pm

Moss wrote:I now realise why there's no own photo avatars on CUK.
There are loads of them if you look.

If you have a photo you want to use, go to this site. It works.
http://www.shrinkpictures.com/create-avatar/
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Re: AVATAR ? Not possible to post one!!

Postby tykeboy2003 » 15 Nov 2016, 4:38pm

Moss wrote:Tinny square photo


This site is probably allergic to Tin, can you do one with just steel plate?

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Re: AVATAR ? Not possible to post one!!

Postby rjb » 15 Nov 2016, 5:56pm

The size has to be 80x80 and 6k limit I believe.
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Re: AVATAR ? Not possible to post one!!

Postby gaz » 15 Nov 2016, 9:25pm

FTFY
A.jpg
The Avatar's in the post.
A.jpg (3.54 KiB) Viewed 10720 times
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Re: AVATAR ? Not possible to post one!!

Postby admin » 15 Nov 2016, 9:32pm

Moss wrote:Who the hell designed this site?

The phpBB community.

It's not perfect, but it does the job pretty well, and you can't complain about the price!

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Re: AVATAR ? Not possible to post one!!

Postby Richard A Thackeray » 16 Nov 2016, 10:18am

I've tried mine, that works okay on other forums, & is already about 120 x 120, but it won't load
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Re: AVATAR ? Not possible to post one!!

Postby Richard A Thackeray » 16 Nov 2016, 10:23am

Richard A Thackeray wrote:I've tried mine, that works okay on other forums, & is already about 120 x 120, but it won't load


Resized to 50 x 60, but nope!
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Re: AVATAR ? Not possible to post one!!

Postby freiston » 18 Nov 2016, 7:27pm

Richard A Thackeray wrote:
Richard A Thackeray wrote:I've tried mine, that works okay on other forums, & is already about 120 x 120, but it won't load


Resized to 50 x 60, but nope!



Are you sure?

I'm going to change my avatar back but in case you missed it...
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(file nabbed from gaz's fix earlier in the thread)

There's going to be detail lost from the original file and the portrait aspect ratio of it isn't the best when you are limited to a small square - your horizontal pixel count is only 64% of the amount allowed.

Edit: - Oops! Just realised that you are not the OP, Richard. Apologies to both you and Moss :oops:
Disclaimer: Treat what I say with caution and if possible, wait for someone with more knowledge and experience to contribute. ;)

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Re: AVATAR ? Not possible to post one!!

Postby gaz » 18 Nov 2016, 7:54pm

Richard A Thackeray wrote:I've tried mine, that works okay on other forums, & is already about 120 x 120, but it won't load

As well as physical size of 80x80 pixels a small file size is important, for which jpeg format is your friend.
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