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Avatar issue - one for David

Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:30 am

Hi David

I am trying to amend my avatar but can't seem to be able to as each time I try I get the following message:

The avatar’s filesize must be between 0 and 6 KiB.

Is that right...? Not sure one can get an avatar file that small.
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:34 am

Yeah you can, just open your pic in preview and go to tools, adjust size, change it to percent and keep reducing it until the file size is what you want. I've tried with a with photo i took that was 2.4mb, now its 5kb.
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:17 am

But my avatar looks rubbish and small, even though its 6kb. Hmmm... How are other people's bigger and better quality?
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:51 pm

6Kb is way too small.

Also I believe there's an error with the size.

I'm using a much bigger size avatar that's being rescaled. It's both bigger in pixel size and in file size. But I can't update it now :-)
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:59 pm

I am quite happy to create any image file at 6K... but this is way too small for Avatar files - hence thinking there might be a problem somewhere. If you take a look to see for example what file size lagerfeldt's avatar is, my Mac reports it to be circa 17K hence not understanding what's happening here. with avatars.

Hopefully David can come along and advise.
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:58 am

Ah I see, yes as you can see mine is very small in comparison
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:33 am

Shouts... "DAVID.... we need you!" :)
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:09 pm

I'm here. Let me try to figure out what's going on here. Thanks for bringing the problem to my attention.
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:01 pm

Cheers David. If you want me to test anything here for you... just shout. I'm a few hours ahead of you (+8) but I'll be here for just about another hour.
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:29 pm

Just as an aside....

I use a little app called Genius Generator (from the App Store) that automatically will take any photo and crunch it down to any size... There are lots of presets and it works very well indeed keeping the much smaller end results, nice and detailed..

Here is a quick example.. This was a 3000x1800 photo crunched down to 57x57 (iPhone icon size) 9kb jpg

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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:04 pm

But even that avatar Nigel would be too big! It is 9.5KB and the limit is 6KB.
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:31 pm

Oh I know.. That has to be a setting that got changed somehow.. as my own Avatar that I uploaded some time ago is about 8KB so i think it's just a setting somewhere that David needs to tweak. I just suggested that app because i found it to be a great way of creating sharp and clear Avatars from whatever size source.. :)
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:39 pm

Cool. Thanks.
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:56 am

n6smith wrote:
my own Avatar that I uploaded some time ago is about 8KB so i think it's just a setting somewhere that David needs to tweak.

The 6 kiB limit is for people who upload their avatar to our servers. AFAIK there's no limit for avatars hosted on your own or a 3rd party server.
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:11 pm

Right .. that makes sense except I am not hosting my Avatar (at least as far as i am aware..)

Update #2: I was talking out of my hat....... in regards to hosting or not hosting my Avatar....

I believe I uploaded it to your server David.. and at the time it was about 8KB though it shows as under 6KB under the Avatar Upload screen? That could be explained by the difference between the size on disk and the actual size..... (...and i am guessing that is the case)

Update: Yes.. the reported size difference is caused by the difference between actual size and size on disk..

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However...

What's odd is that if I download the image from the one next to my post and then try and upload it again it now says...

The submitted avatar is 126 pixels wide and 140 pixels high. Avatars must be at least 20 pixels wide and 20 pixels high, but no larger than 135 pixels wide and 100 pixels high.


So according to the msg my Avatar is now 40 pixels too high?
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:14 pm

n6smith wrote:
Right .. that makes sense except I am not hosting my Avatar (at least as far as i am aware..)

You are hosting your Avatar with Photobucket. ;) http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af1 ... r/TAOS.jpg
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:17 pm

LOL!

Sorry David...

I'd forgotten about that completely!!

I do talk some nonsense at times huh?

:)


Anyhow... Does that also explain the difference in the allowed dimensions too?

If it does, feel free to delete my posts as i don't think they add much to the thread...
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:42 pm

At this point I'm not sure. We had discovered the same kind of issues with the mods a while ago and I never really gave it my full attention (so many things to do...). I'll have to find some time, sit down and really research this topic - so for now leave all your info there, as it could be useful when trying to figure out what's going on.

Thanks!!
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Re: Avatar issue - one for David

Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:49 pm

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Hi I save the Image Locally and use Preview and save as JPEG and choose file size 5 K as in the attached picture.

To set the image area I use Tools->Change Size

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