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I can't for the life of me upload an avatar

no matter what I do the size is wrong or the file is too big.n I've tried photoshop, photobucket you name it. bah!

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Your avatra has to be 80 x 80 or smaller.

Mine is 60 x 80 1962 bytes.

May I help you?

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it is 80x77. I tried using a lower resolution in photoshop, but it didn't matter what I did it wouldn't go less than the 9kb. so I put it in photoobucket and that didn't help either. maybe I need to lower the resolution in photoshop and then go to pb??

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If you post a link to what you have, I may be able to shrink it's filesize for you.

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Yes, post a link to it from photobucket.

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https://s223.photobucket.com/albums/dd229/sheeshshe/?action=view&current=veggiefaces015copy.jpg

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https://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l580/aoiyuurei/random/vegfaces.jpg

There you go. All I did was compress it at 1% so that it is now 6.37 KB.

If this is the lower res version, you can link to the higher res version and I can see what I can do for that. ;3

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HOW did you do that though? thats what I want to know LOL!

thank you btw :)

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haha, I just optimized the image. Glad to see that you have it uploaded, already too. ;3

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ok, I do NOT see optimize image anywhere! where is it listed in PB? I would love to know how to do this for the future ya know?

wondering why my signature isnt coming up either. I selected for it to show.. geesh! off to look again!

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Ah, I didn't do it in photobucket. I used my image editing program. They usually come with one. Gimp, Paint shop pro, photoshop, etc. have an option to optimize your image when you save it. Photoshop has a specific one iirc in the file menu to optimize for web... but I almost never use PS. Besides, you can only compress so much before it starts to degrade and look horrible.

Then there's also file types. .jpg is just a normal compressed file for images, with no transparency. .gif has single colour transparency and animation and can be compressed... but don't always turn out well. .png has alpha transparency and compression.

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ohhhh.... thank you! I guess I saved it the wrong way, I should have saved it for web and devices. now I know for next time, thanks so much!!

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You're welcome, it was no problem at all ;3



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