Avatar image sizes
Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:36 AM
We have this rule as otherwise people with slow connections have trouble loading the site. I think it's a quite generous rule considering that all avatars are rescaled to 100 pixels anyway. However, gong through a random topic today I found examples of;
839 x 1,080 pixels (354 KB!)
800 x 600 pixels
600 x 600 pixels
500 x 313 pixels
None of these are acceptable and avatars should take up around 20KB at most. Please people, reduce your avatars if yours is over 400 pixels. I really haven't got the time to PM everyone about this so in the future I'll just remove avatars.
(If you don't know how to reduce images there is a great tutorial by Lord Of Pies. No extra software is needed.)
Posted 23 November 2008 - 06:19 PM
Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:41 AM
Thanks for fixing yours.
Posted 24 November 2008 - 02:49 AM
Posted 24 November 2008 - 09:34 AM
I Think mine is under 100x100.....
But when I change it I will have to scale it down on Flickr or whatever.
Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:53 PM
- Right click on image
- Select "properties", "image properties" or similar
- Look for line in the box about pixels
Small Avatars On!
Posted 24 November 2008 - 05:08 PM
But if it gets out of hand, I have a trick to cure it: don't rescale the avatars for a member when he views it! Or even better: upscale if larger than 400x400!
Posted 24 November 2008 - 06:42 PM
839 x 1,080 pixels (354 KB!)
Posted 24 November 2008 - 08:59 PM
Posted 24 November 2008 - 11:54 PM
Really? My camera automatically takes pictures at a resolution much higher than that!
Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:17 AM
Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:21 AM
EDIT: I think this is okay...
Edited by JimButcher, 25 November 2008 - 12:24 AM.
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Posted 25 November 2008 - 05:48 PM
the images that camera takes are not supposed to be used for an avatar, or for internet! that's usually image big enough to works on it ( photoshop things^^), or to be printed at big sizes, that's not the same purpose^^
to use it for internet and avoid peoples to takes a lot of time loading it, you'll have to resize your pictures^^ when you upload it to some website, they automatically resize it, but not on every websites^^
I think that my avatar is 88x100, I know how it works so I usually reduce it to the good size, so that's ok ^^
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 03:07 AM
388 x 474 pixels
710 x 802 pixels
669 x 669 pixels
800 x 966 pixels
768 x 576 pixels
500 x 375 pixels
Please be considerate to other members and reduce your avatar if it's above 400x400. Once again, avatar images should be 100x100, and may not be more than 400x400. The image may be displayed as 100x100, but the full image is loaded first.
Posted 04 April 2010 - 10:27 AM
It's a lot more fun and keeps the speed up if the browser isn't busy loading ridiculous photo sizes.
So please hold on to the 100x100 pixel limit (it's not that difficult - PM me if you have problems in keeping your avatar small).
Same counts for photos in general: The board software resizes bigger pictures for a better viewing convenience, but they have to be loaded at full size.
Thanks for your understanding.
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:21 PM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 05:43 AM
Please note that if people don't start taking more care we might just have to ban external avatars to all ranks below Eurobricks Knights.
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