New Feature - Easy Forum Avatars - YAY

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    One of the most frequently posted problems in this section of BYC is around the forum user Avatar. Members have a hard time with the image being too big and finding ways to resize it. Many just give up [​IMG]

    Well, we've added an automatic image resizing feature to the avatar upload process. We still HIGHLY suggest that you crop and resize your image before uploading it, but in the event that your avatar is too big, our system will now try to resize it instead of just rejecting it.


    Please give it a try and let us know how it goes. Here's how:

    • Click on the "Profile" link at the top of the page in the main blue menu.
    • On the left menu in your profile click "Personality"
    • The first option is your avatar. Here's where you can upload your image that represents you!

    Tech details:
    The default behavior was to reject any uploaded avatar image whose dimensions exceed those set in the options. Now the system will attempt to automatically resize those images to the maximum allowed dimensions, maintaining their aspect ratio. If the file size is larger than allowed by the options, the upload will still be rejected.
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    YAY! Sounds Awesome! I will get the camera right now and go take a picture of my Buff silkie and try to re-do my avatar! Will let you know how it works!
  3. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    It works!! Now I have an avatar! [​IMG] THanks!
  4. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo.
    Great thanks!
  5. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    [​IMG] Yay!! I can't wait to check it out!![​IMG]
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Sounds great Nifty, you guys are always making it easier! Thanks!
  7. LittleChocobo

    LittleChocobo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2010
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    Yay! It works perfectly. Thanks! [​IMG]
  8. TM Chickens

    TM Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Yay! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Way to go! That will make it so much easier for tons of people.
  9. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I love it! I just changed mine!
  10. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    That is a fabulous upgrade!!!! [​IMG]

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