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please help me make an avatar

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by GalacticaActual, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. GalacticaActual

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    OK, Now I have a new P.C.
    I used to be able to make small 50 by 50 pixel images and be able to upload them to this site. I have had various pics as avatars with no problrm at all.

    However, When trying to use this picture below, once i have croped it and reduced it in size, it still ends up way over the byte size limit for up load as an avatar. Please, what I am doing wrong? Can anyone help? Is this is the wrong forum? if so mods please move :D

    This is what I am doing.
    1) save image to desk top.
    2) load image and select area of picture I want.
    3)crop image.
    4)reduce in size.
    5)try and upload image and am then told image is to large :mad:

    If anyone can make an avatar out of this pic I would be very greatfull.BUt what in the blue blazes I am doing wrong?
    All the above is done in microsoft photo editor on windows xp. I am saving the files as Jpegs. :lease: :lease: :lease:
     

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  2. GalacticaActual

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    as you can see, the image in the above post is about the size for an avatar but is to many bytes! hoe can I decrese the byte size to use it as my avatar?

    Any help or suggestions would be really great.
    Thanks.
    David.
     
  3. seany

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    Whats the byte limit again?
     
  4. ~Kev H~

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    The limit is 2kB..

    Have you tried saving it as a GIF? I just copied and pasted into Photoshop, saved it as a 16-colour GIF and it came out at just over 1kB. I would post it here for you but my "manage attachments" button isnt working sorry.

    Kev
     
  5. ~Kev H~

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    My bad... should have tried clearing my cache. Attachments button works again :thumbsup:

    Here you go

    Kev
     

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    I used an Avatar Sizer for mine. Can't remember where I downloaded it from but here's a couple of sites that have it for free. Once you've got the actual size right change the quality to get the right byte size.

    Freeware Files

    JQL
     
  7. GalacticaActual

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    Wow, thanks for the help guys, it is very much apreciated :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    As you can see thanks to kev H ,I now have it , many thanks to you All :smashin:
     
  8. Tejstar

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    David – what is that a picture of btw? :confused:
     
  9. GalacticaActual

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    Its the Battlestar Galactica seal/logo.
     

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