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Roald
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Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:32 am

Oy,

having trouble using an avatar within the limited sizes of 100x100 and 6Kb...

How on earth do I shrink it to be 6Kb max??? I've tried shrinking some pics to 100x100, but they still are way to big in bytes.... :-o

And when I use a pic from photobucket, It's nog possible to determine the size.... (never heard that before :D )

Sooooo..... UH?
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Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:28 pm

Are you actually optimising the pics or just squishing them down to the right size but leaving the same amount of data in there? Try using the Bluefive PIXresizer, its freeware.

Theoretically if you use photobucket and choose 'Tiny 100x75' from the upload options it should give you a file small enough though.

Good luck :D
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Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:49 pm

i carnt do mine as well and i carnt be bothered anymore ive tried loads times and failed so sod it,,
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Roald
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Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:55 pm

Ok, will tray that.

(but why so small? :-" )
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Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:33 pm

Try saving as a GIF file instead of a JPG as they are much smaller generally.

The avatar size is small because it is stored on our servers and accessed any time someone loads a post with a comment by you in it. Although small files they are accessed very often and count towards bandwidth allowance for the site hence why the limits are set so small.

You shouldn't have any problem getting them to a small enough size. My avatar is a 3.1kb gif. If you do have problems though email them to me at ghostrider [at] shropshire-suzuki.co.uk and I'll resize them for you.

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Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:29 pm

how many posts do i need before i can use an avatar and signature
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Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:22 pm

TheReaper wrote:how many posts do i need before i can use an avatar and signature
<edit> Looks like those are for paid members only? :oops:

Another reason to stump up the very reasonable £5!

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Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:22 am

cool i did wonder if that was the case looks like ill have to put my hand in my pocket lol :-ss
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Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:06 pm

TheReaper wrote:cool i did wonder if that was the case looks like ill have to put my hand in my pocket lol :-ss
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