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#1 Jei-Cos on 4 years ago

So..I resized my picture for a new forum avatar..It says max of 150X150..tall-ways it's 150, and width-ways it's less than that (so a rectangle), which is allowed becasue I've seen rectangular ones plenty of times on here. However, it says my pictures have to be like 19kb or something..Which is ridiculously small..Mines a phone camera picture that I made down to that small and it's still 190kb..How the hell am I suppose to upload a new avatar if the picture has to be SO SMALL that ia damn camera phone is too big for it?

#2 Admin on 4 years ago

It's a 150x150 avatar, the max size should be 20KB which is large enough for a 150x150. When you say 190kb do you mean 190KB as in Kilobytes? If so that's almost 10x the size allotment.

I updated it to 25KB max just now, but we won't go larger because a page with 10-15 100KB+ avatars would just slow down the overall page load speed.

#3 Jei-Cos on 4 years ago

Well whatever [number]KB means..I thought that meant Kilobytes..But yea..That's what it says my picture is..And it's from a cell phone..So if a phone takes that big of pictures, imagine how hard it's gotta be to make a digital camera picture that small..Also, I've yet to find a way to actually make it smaller..I have no idea how..Can someone at least tell me how to do that? I only have Microsoft Paint and I don't see any options there..

#4 Sugar.Code on 4 years ago

Hit resize in paint. It's next to the select button and above the rotate button. You can either change it by percentage or pixels.

#5 Admin on 4 years ago

There are some sites online where you can resize images in a pinch. While I can't vouch for any of them, a quick search turns up these options:

[url]http://www.webresizer.com/[/url]
[url]http://www.picresize.com/[/url]
[url]http://www180.lunapic.com/editor/?action=resize[/url]

Someone else might know a better one.

#6 Jei-Cos on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=DeeperBlue;4963277]Hit resize in paint. It's next to the select button and above the rotate button. You can either change it by percentage or pixels.[/QUOTE]

I did. I resized it down to what I said above.
Here..Look at this picture..It tells you all teh info you need:
[url]http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k188/RazorXCore_2006/image_zpsi7vkcjux.png[/url]
See? 123X150 and still 190.2kb..I don't understand..

And thanks admin. I'll try those out.

EDIT:
Thank you admin again. The first site was the only one that worked for me, but it did so I'm totally saving that site.

#7 Admin on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=Jei-Cos;4963288]I did. I resized it down to what I said above.
Here..Look at this picture..It tells you all teh info you need:
[url]http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k188/RazorXCore_2006/image_zpsi7vkcjux.png[/url]
See? 123X150 and still 190.2kb..I don't understand..

And thanks admin. I'll try those out.[/QUOTE]

I'm not sure how Paint works with resizing, but it might be a result of keeping the image at 100% quality by default and not optimizing it on output. To optimize the image, you'd want to shoot for a quality under 80%, and for smaller avatars you can usually get away with much less than that. This will reduce your overall file size drastically.

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