View Full Version : Avatars-yes I know how to use them but..
10-20-01, 04:20 PM
Could you possibly enlarge the size of maximum pixels? I got a few avatars from another site, one of them's 60 by 80 pixels. Is it possible, and do you know of a site-besides the one you mentioned under announcements and how-to's-that has avatars that fit the size limitations? A site with cooool avatars?
10-20-01, 04:46 PM
I tend to use Paintshop Pro to stretch or shrink any images, including my avatar (which is actually a preportion of the Neuromancer book cover in England, which I've adapted)
I also shrink most images I place on my server for ease on bandwidth restrictions (Most images are about 200 or 300 Pixels wide. I mention this as I do create images to try and explain things sometimes, and I know what a nightmare a page is to load if you have more than one image that's anything over 100kb in size each. Since on a 56k modem 100kb is approx. 20 secs load time.)
Perhaps you could convert your image to 46W X 60H if you want to keep the ratio, or just stretch it a little with a paint package.
10-20-01, 07:37 PM
Yeah I thought about doing that but the thing is our compy decided to stop letting us use the internet a few weeks ago and we had to do a system restore. I think we had adobe photoshop and corel photo paint, but I'm not sure if I could shrink any images with ms works.
Like my new title?
10-20-01, 07:49 PM
Yes, your new title is very becoming. :)
Anyways, I'm not going to change the limits -- I'm worried that they're already too large as it is. The larger they are, the most distracting they are. There is a need to preserve the general aesthetic of the site, and that includes small(er) avatars. Sorry.
If you really want to put in a larger image, note that you can embed images in your signature (like stryder is doing) -- but don't go crazy or I'll have to regulate that as well.
10-20-01, 08:29 PM
I had a look round and I manged to find a site that allows you to edit an image online through your browser (as long as the image is under 150kb and saved in .gif format)
I hope you find that handy (and anyone else that wants to change their images or resize if need be.
10-21-01, 12:26 PM
np porfy, and again thanks stryde. I'm in the process of checking out that website. You'll know if it worked if you see a new image under my name. I totally understand where you're coming from porf.
12-06-01, 08:32 PM
I've attached an image for you Shrike, if your still searching Avatars (images)
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