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    Avatar 5KB not enough

    Avatar limit of 5KB is too low - any chance to bump that up to give people a little more creative options?
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    The owner and mods of this board agreed that we do not want to clutter the look of things with large or annoying avatars, or graphics in signatures, hence the limit!

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    Re: Avatar 5KB not enough

    The pixel limit can stay the same while allowing an increase kb's. The avatars would not be any larger and graphics can still be banned from sigs.

    I've been Admin on three boards running phpBB and it is an option. I just tried to upload a 100x66 pixel avatar but it was rejected because it was 9.11kb.

    I do, however, repect the owner's right to run the board as he/she sees fit.
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    Re: Avatar 5KB not enough

    My avatar, which is fairly large and full of detail, is under 3K. Any graphics program which supports export to the web should be able to get your avatar down under 5K without any visible loss of detail.
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    Re: Avatar 5KB not enough

    As Jason said, you can pretty easily edit the images for web use; however, I have gone ahead and increased the file size to 10kb and the max size to 120x120 pixels.

    However, please remember, no animated avatars are allowed.
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    Re: Avatar 5KB not enough

    WOW.....Thanks!!!
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    Re: Avatar 5KB not enough

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    My avatar, which is fairly large and full of detail, is under 3K. Any graphics program which supports export to the web should be able to get your avatar down under 5K without any visible loss of detail.
    Jason, any particular graphics program you like? I've tried exporting one to the web using Photoshop, and it didn't reduce the size much at all.
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    Re: Avatar 5KB not enough

    I use Adobe Photoshop. Their export to the web using JPEG format gives you a tremendous amount of control over the file size. You may need to fiddle with the settings a little to find a good compromise between size and quality.
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    Re: Avatar 5KB not enough

    I get a message for an avatar size between 0 and 9kb.
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    Re: Avatar 5KB not enough

    I'm on a couple of message boards that, when you upload the pic you want as an avatar from your own hard drive (or a site like Photobucket), the site will adjust the size for you, for you to use on the board. Have you heard of that? Is that possible here?
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    Re: Avatar 5KB not enough

    That's not a feature, but I may create an avatar gallery for users to use pre-set avatars if they don't want to or have trouble uploading their own.

    Resizing is a very simple task though. I use PS elements and it only takes a second. It also be done with MS Paint and virtually any other graphics software.
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    Re: Avatar 5KB not enough

    Irfanview, a freeware graphics program for windows, is excellent at resizing.

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