Avatar Issues

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by coffeemama, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    I have been trying to upload a new avatar. It says "It must not be any bigger than 100 x 100 pixels and 15240 bytes (15 KB)." I shrink my photos down to 40x40px and low quality and still can't make the 15kb rule. They won't upload! The one I have now was over 15kb and uploaded just fine. Have things changed with regards to avatar rules? Just wondering cause I appear to be stuck with my summery avatar. [​IMG]
     
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Don't feel bad, I have never been able to load one at all! [​IMG]
     
  3. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    When I uploaded my pictures, there is a checkbox that you can click to resize the image then you can click then next box and select for avatar, thumbnail, e-mail or message boards. Select avatar and it should load correctly, then use that link.

    good luck!
     
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Avatars need to be uploaded from your computer.

    What I do is after I crop the pic I want in whatever program you use (I use Photo Impressions) I then open the pic I in paint and resize by % until it uploads. Go to "Image" on the top toolbar, then choose "stretch/skew" and enter a percentage of 100 that you want to downsize to. It takes longer, but I seem to have more control over it that way.
     
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    In the FAQ there is a tutorial on avatars. 99% of the time if you save your jpg as a gif it will be plenty small for the forum.
     
  6. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    Thanks all-That trick worked Rob. I just thought it was strange that it worked before but not now-who knows why?! [​IMG]
     
  7. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Quote:oh [​IMG]
     
  8. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono

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