What is going with avatars?

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What is going with avatars?

#1 Postby ljk11 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:05 pm

I'm trying to post an avatar and the limit is apparently 6 k. This leaves me with an image about the size of my baby fingernail even at low res. I downloaded someone's avatar, opened it in Photoshop and it was 47 k!

No fair! :(

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Re: What is going with avatars?

#2 Postby SeaSiren » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:13 pm

ljk11 wrote:I'm trying to post an avatar and the limit is apparently 6 k. This leaves me with an image about the size of my baby fingernail even at low res. I downloaded someone's avatar, opened it in Photoshop and it was 47 k!

No fair! :(

Their avatar is hosted on another site. You can upload your pic to http://photobucket.com/ (I believe) if you don't have your own site, and then link the photo.

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#3 Postby compassionategirl » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:13 pm

ya I had the same exact problem.

Richard saved the day! He is a computer genius.

Maybe you can email him and he can help you out too. or maybe he will see this thread soon.
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#4 Postby ljk11 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:15 pm

Ha, CG - I didn't want to name names, but it was YOUR avatar that I downloaded and saw was over 40 k. :lol:

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#5 Postby Richard » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:18 pm

if you link to an off-site avatar, you can have whatever size you like. With regards to uploading your own from your computer, you can reduce the file size, without altering the actual dimensions of the image. You can email me the picture and I'll do that for you if you want, and send it back to you; thecanemail@yahoo.com
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#6 Postby ljk11 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:23 pm

Thanks. I'm still trying to do the off site thing.
What's the difference between "upload avatar from URL" and "link to off site avatar"?
aren't these the same thing?

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#7 Postby compassionategirl » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:25 pm

See, told you Richard would save the day!!!

he fixed my avatar just fine! 8)

Thanks again for your help with that Richard! 8)
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#8 Postby compassionategirl » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:26 pm

ljk11 wrote:Thanks. I'm still trying to do the off site thing.
What's the difference between "upload avatar from URL" and "link to off site avatar"?
aren't these the same thing?


I think maybe it will be easiest if you just email Richard the pic and leave it in his capable hands. Well at least for me because I hate fussing with uncooperative technology!
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#9 Postby ljk11 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:27 pm

I am pasting a link to a photo and it doesn't work. It asks for a link and I enter it...and ... NOTHING.

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#10 Postby ljk11 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:28 pm

Okay, guess what - Now it tells me it has to be UNDER 6 KB...even though it's an off site image?
BLeaaah.

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#11 Postby Richard » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:30 pm

uploading from a URL means that the image is saved on this forum's database somewhere. But just linking to the offsite URL means that the image is just being accessed from that location, and doesn't take up any space on the forum
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#12 Postby ljk11 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:31 pm

Thanks. But no matter what, it still needs to be under 6 k. It won't accept my url with a larger file. i will remain blank. Tha'ts fine.

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#13 Postby Richard » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:32 pm

i just altered my avatar, which is clearly not 6kb to show that you can link to off site avatars over 6kb. You can still email me it! :) it's no trouble
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#14 Postby ljk11 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:34 pm

Okay, very nice.
But I'd like to just do this myself.
WHY, when I paste the url into the box, does it give me the message saying "must be under 6 k"

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#15 Postby Richard » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:37 pm

You're using the bottom option, link to off-site avatar yeah? Not upload?
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