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Post  ThePain on Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:30 am

I've logged in, checked my profile, but have been unable to find an area relating to browsing/uploading an image to use as a forum avatar. Could someone please enlighten me?

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Post  _X_ on Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:40 am

yeah, something's afoot. I loaded an avatar yesterday, and now it seems to be missing...
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Post  Dark Severance on Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:49 am

Benhameen posted here, that the forum avatar's were a mistake. Whether that means they aren't allowing them at all or doing a stock set up like UDE had, and that's it. I'm not sure on that. So there might be some changes to that.
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Post  MageFreak on Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:25 pm

I also am having a problem finding a place to place my avatar. ( seeing as this is the first forum i have ever joined)

Could someone help me do this, because well i would like to bring some life to my profile!

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Post  Dark Severance on Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:31 pm

At the current time it looks like it is disabled.
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Post  Benhameen on Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:34 pm

If you click this link:

http://cryptozoic.finddiscussion.com/profile.forum?mode=editprofile&page_profil=avatars

You should be able to change your avatar. Apparently the forum host broke this yesterday during a software update.

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Post  CCGs Cards on Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:44 pm

Woot! Thanks Ben!
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Post  DocX on Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:53 pm

Many thanks for the pointer, Ben. Nice to have my Chen icon back :-)
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Post  Patrigan on Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:15 am

I've got my smiley back and it's one of the standard avatars, so I think you allowed the gallery again?
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Post  ThePain on Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:43 am

TY, I was missing my hot gorilla action!
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Post  syphonhail on Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:10 am

Since I can't figure out how to reduce the size of my regular .gif by half in GIMP, I guess I will show my minis love instead.
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Post  skey23 on Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:17 am

Size as in bytes, or size as in width & height?

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Post  syphonhail on Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:17 am

bytes. It's an 18 frame 150x150 image that runs at about 125kb. Every time I rescale it (multiple ways) and save it, it ends up being 50kb larger - I think I am doing something that makes the interlacing more complicated/larger.
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Post  skey23 on Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:21 am

Well..blah..you just eliminated my easy answer.... Crying or Very sad

[edit]What resolution is it set for? Have you tried lowering that resolution?

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Post  syphonhail on Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:26 am

skey23 wrote:Well..blah..you just eliminated my easy answer.... Crying or Very sad

[edit]What resolution is it set for? Have you tried lowering that resolution?

Yeah, that was my first attempt. I think I scaled it from 63x63 to 50x50 and it still added 50kb to the image. I also tried making the image smaller, but the size still went back up to 175k. So, I know enough to do some moderate changes, but I know very little about .gifs.

That said, the image would only be useful as I use it on about every forum I am in, barring that, the current one is probably more appropriate given the context of this forum Wink.
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Post  Benhameen on Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:19 pm

GIF isn't the best format for a photo image. PNG or JPG is better and will yield a smaller file size at the same quality.

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Post  syphonhail on Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:15 am

Benhameen wrote:GIF isn't the best format for a photo image. PNG or JPG is better and will yield a smaller file size at the same quality.

My initial reaction was to be a bit snarky (in good humor of course), but I will forgo that. It's an 18 frame animation, jpg and png files cannot contain the might that is a .gif animation without some sort of script or creating a .apng file that I doubt the forums would even support.

Edit: I chopped it all to hell, but hey, consistency. Thanks for the concern!
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Post  Benhameen on Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:15 am

syphonhail wrote:
Benhameen wrote:GIF isn't the best format for a photo image. PNG or JPG is better and will yield a smaller file size at the same quality.

My initial reaction was to be a bit snarky (in good humor of course), but I will forgo that. It's an 18 frame animation, jpg and png files cannot contain the might that is a .gif animation without some sort of script or creating a .apng file that I doubt the forums would even support.

Edit: I chopped it all to hell, but hey, consistency. Thanks for the concern!

Ahh. I thought you were talking about the photo of the mini.
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