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General => Admin Announcements => Topic started by: mowdak1 on December 28, 2006, 03:59:01 PM

Title: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 28, 2006, 03:59:01 PM
Over the last few days I've run across several avatars on the forum that were being called from the full size image on Photobucket. The forum software was set to resize these images, so they look like any other avatar when loaded. Being a web designer however, I notice things that others may not notice, and I know what causes many problems when I see them on a web page. When I load a page and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to find an avatar still loading, it's pretty much a dead giveaway that image's file size is huge!!

After finding the first, and determining it was 287 kb, which avatars are supposed to run down around 5 kb max, if you want the page to load efficiently, I've been checking a great many of them and cutting new avatars for you behind the scenes. I've also discovered several that the images were resized to proper dimensions but no file compression was used on the image, and those have been running in the 10 - 15 kb range. Likewise I have resized several of those.

If your avatar disappeared on you mysteriously it is likely because we changed settings in the back room to reject large file sizes on avatars, rather than simply resize their dimensions. If you need help with resizing your image, post it here and I'll cut you a new one in proper dimensions and file size.

Sorry about the trouble guys, but when we get several of these huge files on a page, it slows page load speed drastically for those on dial-up, and we want their experience here to be as enjoyable as everyone else's. Especially since two of our Admin members have to endure this as well!!

The MowBetter Admin Team!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: George Herrin on December 28, 2006, 05:44:31 PM
THANK YOU SIR....
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 28, 2006, 06:55:00 PM
Yep!! Not a problem.

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In chatting with Chris about this in the backroom guys, it seems SMF won't waste your existing avatar if it is too large, so it won't disappear! If all of you would be so kind as too right click on your avatar, scroll down and select properties and check file size for us we would greatly appreciate it!! Should be below 7000 bytes, if it's not please report it here...

If I designed your avatar for you, you don't have to worry.

I have fixed several in the last few days, but given the numbers I haven't notified everyone, and honestly I don't remember them all...

Brian Singsime, Robert Sparbell, Kyle McGee, Money89tractors, 1031, SCF I got yours already! There were several more but I don't recall all of the names guys.
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Squidd on December 28, 2006, 06:55:30 PM
I say we just give them a "Black Spot" and make them walk the plank...Like they did back in the pirate days...

Arghh...

(ok fine...too much "pirates of the caribbean" marathon....)

Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 28, 2006, 06:56:27 PM
That might work eh!! :lmfao:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Chris on December 28, 2006, 07:11:54 PM
Quote from: Squidd
Arghh...

Argh, here be captain Squidd. He'll send land lubbers to davey jones locker - make 'em walk the plank if ye avatars be too large

Argh!


(http://www.mwart.com/images/p/_Captain_Cutthroat_Costume_RB8461_5241.jpg)
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: matt25001149 on December 28, 2006, 07:18:50 PM
:woo: :rofl:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: money89tractors on December 28, 2006, 08:31:57 PM
lmao you guys are too much.

Rocky, thanks for fixin my avatar, i was in the process of doin it and then read this.

-Phil
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: cycloneracer on December 28, 2006, 08:45:51 PM
Rocky,
Mine is to big 12000.  I don't know how to change it.  If you can fix it, go ahead.  Or let me know what I need to do.
Thanks
Paul
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 28, 2006, 09:16:55 PM
You're fixed Paul! Since it's so purty I cranked up quality on it, brought you in just under 5 kb from the original 12.5. It lost a little definition down at the 2.5 kb range! Flames on the hood were a bit fuzzy.
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: cycloneracer on December 28, 2006, 09:41:48 PM
Theres nothing worse than fuzzy flames!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Rocky!
Later
Paul
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 28, 2006, 10:13:47 PM
Yes sir, thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Tom the Canuck on December 28, 2006, 10:26:40 PM
mines over 13000!! im also not sure what to do, so change away sir.
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Squidd on December 28, 2006, 10:43:42 PM
I got you a short list of "Mutineers"...in the back room Rock...

I say we string 'em up and let the crows pick out their eyes...(http://www.subvertcentral.com/forum/images/smiles/teefpirate.gif)
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: 1031 on December 28, 2006, 11:25:29 PM
Thanks Rocky,

Sorry Guys  for the problem.

1031
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 28, 2006, 11:47:02 PM
Not a problem on yours Ronal it was only slightly over weight. You were in the low 9 kb range! As indicated above I've found several that were running full size images off of Photobucket and those were running 200 - 300 kb avatars. There we got issues, but we are finding quite a few in that 10 - 20 kb range, and that all adds up to with 20 of them on the page.

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Got your list in the back room Squidd. All but one of them, comments there on that one.

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Tom it depends on what you're running for graphics software. Most cheaper software won't allow you to do it because it isn't sophisticated enough, but... I use file compression on the image to reduce the number of colors and pack the pixels in a little tighter. In Photoshop you select "Save for Web" to do this. Then reduce image quality by up to 65% in some cases. Most of these avatars if I tweak the colors and lighting they will actually come out looking a little better at that 65% reduction in image quality.

Many of those we're seeing problems with are larger images that need resizing as well. The software sees an image that exceeds the maximum defined dimensions, it simply defines the dimensions correctly in the code and that doesn't reduce file size, it only reduces the displayed dimensions of the image. Those I'm physically reducing to size, then compressing them. Just like racing, every time we trim few kb here or there we speed the forum up a little. Do it often enough and everything clicks along a little easier for those on dial-up.


Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: offroadwhatever8 on December 29, 2006, 09:33:01 PM
Thanks Rocky!!!  :)
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 29, 2006, 10:32:37 PM
Yep... lightened yours up a little while I was playing with it, so it isn't quite so dark. I can actually see a mower in there now.
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: matt25001149 on December 29, 2006, 10:46:21 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo its the front of the cubcadet :lol:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: offroadwhatever8 on December 29, 2006, 10:50:05 PM
Yep... lightened yours up a little while I was playing with it, so it isn't quite so dark. I can actually see a mower in there now.

Yeah, i noticed that. I was wondering why it looked a lot lighter. I really appreciate it, thanks man!  :woo:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: offroadwhatever8 on December 29, 2006, 10:52:00 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo its the front of the cubcadet :lol:

Hahaha, the truth is i was hiding it from everyone  :ninja:

just kidding  :lol:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 29, 2006, 11:12:29 PM
:lmfao:

I can turn the lights out on it again if you want!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: offroadwhatever8 on December 29, 2006, 11:44:04 PM
  You guys are to much

  :lol: :lmfao: :lol2: :lol3: :roflbow:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: meangreen42 on December 30, 2006, 04:00:25 AM
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m219/spade4204me/meangreen2.jpg
hello guys, I need help re-sizing my avatar, could someone help me with this! Thanxs!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Squidd on December 30, 2006, 09:01:08 AM
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I need help re-sizing my avatar

I'll Say...!!!

Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Chris on December 30, 2006, 10:54:07 AM
HOLY CRAP!!! :omg:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: offroadwhatever8 on December 30, 2006, 01:29:31 PM
Super Rocky to the rescue!!!!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 30, 2006, 01:47:33 PM
I heard that!! I think we need to reinstate that resize option there Chris!! It doesn't seem to block them it only lets them run full size! :lmfao:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: birdman_express on December 30, 2006, 01:58:09 PM
I will say one thing, it is the crispest, clearest avatar I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 30, 2006, 02:11:52 PM
Yeah if you just want a picture of the front tire it wasn't bad!! :rofl:

Tried both images meangreen, the side shot made the mower much smaller. This was a far better angle.

Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Chris on December 30, 2006, 03:47:06 PM
Rocky, I think that he uploaded that avatar before the board settings were changed. I'm going to create a test account and see what the deal is.
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Shana on December 30, 2006, 04:51:28 PM
Seems to be working guys...

Quote
The following errors occurred when trying to save your profile:

    * The avatar you have selected is too large, or not an avatar.

Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Chris on December 30, 2006, 04:52:56 PM
sweet :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 30, 2006, 04:58:00 PM
Some people will do anything in search of Karma... I swear! First Squidd, now Chris!

I got you guys number though, you wait!!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Chris on December 30, 2006, 04:59:35 PM
 :confused:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 30, 2006, 05:05:24 PM
I'm referring to Shana's avatar up there dude! And, Squidd's Hooters pics and video.
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Chris on December 30, 2006, 05:07:46 PM
What's wrong with Shana's avatar?

I like it :biggrin:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: offroadwhatever8 on December 30, 2006, 05:08:33 PM
hahaha, you got to admit, the hooters pic's are the greatest and so was the video  :lol:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: offroadwhatever8 on December 30, 2006, 05:09:30 PM
What's wrong with Shana's avatar?

I like it :biggrin:

ahhh hah!!! i think we all do  :lol:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Chris on December 30, 2006, 05:15:27 PM
hahaha, you got to admit, the hooters pic's are the greatest and so was the video  :lol:

I'm still trying to get the full-res pictures from him, but he won't part with 'em!!!!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: offroadwhatever8 on December 30, 2006, 05:25:45 PM
  :lol2:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 30, 2006, 07:14:34 PM
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f288/mowdak1/th_Jessica.jpg) (http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f288/mowdak1/Jessica.jpg)


Take that!!

Lets see them Karma Points y'all... Squidd may have Hooters gals, but only Rocky can give you Daisy Duke!! :rofl:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: money89tractors on December 30, 2006, 07:22:30 PM
lmao rocky!!  :woo:

-Phil
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: offroadwhatever8 on December 30, 2006, 07:33:31 PM
AHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
 :+1: karma for that one
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 30, 2006, 07:38:14 PM
Yeah... but Chris had Shana too! And, Somewhere along the line some old fart is not gonna know Jessica played Daisy Duke in the recent movie, and he's gonna say, "That ain't Daisy Duke!"  So before that happens!!!

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f288/mowdak1/th_Barb.jpg) (http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f288/mowdak1/Barb.jpg)
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Squidd on December 30, 2006, 07:49:27 PM
So...If you really wanted the Karma Points...

Let's see Jessica Simpson and Catherine Bach .."Duking"it out in the Mud...!!

Heck ...I'd give you one for that... :D
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Squidd on December 30, 2006, 07:59:26 PM
I'll put up two "Real" Hooters Girls against your "photocrop" anyday... :badgrin:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/Squidd/th_DSC00020.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/Squidd/DSC00020.jpg)







(gotta be worth a couple Karmas..):thumbsup:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 30, 2006, 08:04:14 PM
Well I tried to find one of the Swdish Bikini Team for Chris, but none of the images were layed out right.... best I could do was one of the Russian Bikini Team

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f288/mowdak1/russian_bikini_team.jpg
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Squidd on December 30, 2006, 08:16:15 PM
Yeah...I wouldn't thumbnail that one either.... :doh:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: offroadwhatever8 on December 30, 2006, 08:17:14 PM
AHHHH MY EYE'S!!!! MAKE IT STOP!!!!!  :doh:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Chris on December 30, 2006, 08:22:10 PM
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f288/mowdak1/th_Jessica.jpg) (http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f288/mowdak1/Jessica.jpg)


Take that!!


Dude, you put my mower in that pic and you got yourself 2 karma points (and I got myself a new avatar!)




Well I tried to find one of the Swdish Bikini Team for Chris, but none of the images were layed out right.... best I could do was one of the Russian Bikini Team

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f288/mowdak1/russian_bikini_team.jpg

BWAHAHAHAHAHHAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!! :lmfao:





And squidd - no karma points until I see those full-res pics :D
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 30, 2006, 08:23:31 PM
And, he didn't think I could do it!!

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f288/mowdak1/th_inTheMud.jpg) (http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f288/mowdak1/inTheMud.jpg)
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 30, 2006, 08:23:59 PM
Dude, you put my mower in that pic and you got yourself 2 karma points (and I got myself a new avatar!)

Your on! Post the mower picture you want!!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 30, 2006, 08:25:07 PM
Yeah...I wouldn't thumbnail that one either.... :doh:

Yeah, I thougt it was a little too risque for all these young guys we got around here! :rofl:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Chris on December 30, 2006, 08:25:19 PM
Pick whichever recent one will work for you from my build thread :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: offroadwhatever8 on December 30, 2006, 08:47:48 PM
This is gonna be hilarius, a lifted rear engine toro lawn mower with jessica simpsion  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: birdman_express on December 30, 2006, 08:57:03 PM
Yeah... but Chris had Shana too! And, Somewhere along the line some old fart is not gonna know Jessica played Daisy Duke in the recent movie, and he's gonna say, "That ain't Daisy Duke!"  So before that happens!!!

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f288/mowdak1/th_Barb.jpg) (http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f288/mowdak1/Barb.jpg)

I am the old fart, and I still know she played a facsimile of daisy duke, but she ain't no daisy.
And was going to rattle your cage about it then, but was headed to walmart, and didn't have time.
You did good by fixin' it....  LOL
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 30, 2006, 09:49:45 PM
Well I did this one as you requested, however when I got down to the text, I could not get "TheImportKiller.com" to come through in any font as legible. It was simply too small, so I backed up and regrouped as you have probably noticed by now, wherein the gradient, didn't look right, so I went solid black backdrop and then the red border I thought would just look really cool!


(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f288/mowdak1/th_Chris2.jpg) (http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f288/mowdak1/Chris2.jpg)


But I get to load it in the strut your stuff thread on your forum!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: offroadwhatever8 on December 30, 2006, 09:55:59 PM
AHHH HAHA!!!!!
that's just about the funniest pic i think i have ever seen in my life!!!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 30, 2006, 10:02:08 PM
Kinda looks like she's writin' him a ticket for gettin it so muddy don't it?!  :rofl:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Chris on December 30, 2006, 10:11:37 PM
:lol: That's awesome!!!! And you changed it for me and everything, SWEET!!!! :lol:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 30, 2006, 10:28:48 PM
I was a wee bit concerned about the text so I decided to go ahead and downsize it while I had it loaded. Simply didn't work... 200+ fonts on here and nothing was legible dude. Could not for the life of me make all of that clear enough to read without struggling. Tried different colors, different styles, simply would not come out. I had trouble with this until I went to the black backgground and inside shadow, then it screamed off the page! The border was needed to finish it though! Looks waaaay cool on theImportKiller.com background! The border doesn't get consumed by the background like it does here!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Squidd on December 30, 2006, 10:35:34 PM
Quote
around 5 kb max

Yeah, but at 5989k your gonna have to squeeze him a bit....

Probably pull Jessica (and all that de-"tail") and replace with one of the Russian chicks...a nice monotone flesh shot should lighten the k load...(course we won't be able to see the Mowchine...) :lmfao:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: meangreen42 on December 31, 2006, 12:43:20 AM
Thanxs for fixing my avatar!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 31, 2006, 01:49:51 AM
Yeah, but at 5989k your gonna have to squeeze him a bit....

Probably pull Jessica (and all that de-"tail") and replace with one of the Russian chicks...a nice monotone flesh shot should lighten the k load...(course we won't be able to see the Mowchine...) :lmfao:


I thought about giving him one of them Russian gals to start with but I figured I'd definitely have trouble squeezing that one down to file size. Not sure what happened there, file size creeped up on me a little in saving, it was right at 5 kb.
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 31, 2006, 01:50:29 AM
Thanxs for fixing my avatar!

Not a problem!!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on December 31, 2006, 01:57:47 AM
There... squeezed her again, converted from .jpg to .gif, and got down to 4.7 kb!!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: matt25001149 on December 31, 2006, 09:39:49 AM
squeezed her again eh? :lol:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: offroadwhatever8 on December 31, 2006, 12:42:57 PM
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squeezed her again eh?


BLAH HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: DAntheman943 on February 04, 2007, 03:56:49 PM
You guys i need help putting a picture on her but it wont work it says the avatar is too big or something and i don't no what to do so can you help and its the picture for the left corner of the messages sent like your main picture i guess you can say. comment back pleze
Dan
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on February 04, 2007, 04:30:00 PM
Avatar is fixed... avatars have to be 90 x 90 pixels or less and less than 7.5 kb file size. Otherwise the forum software kicks them out.
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: offroadwhatever8 on February 05, 2007, 09:03:42 AM
AHHHHHH!!!! so thats what i was doing wrong  :noplease: I tried to do it for him and i tried resizing it a million times. Stupid me  :roll:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on February 05, 2007, 04:48:37 PM
Yep dimensions were still a wee bit large at 160 x 120 px.
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: LawnMowerKing on February 27, 2007, 11:23:26 PM
I still cant put a freaking Avatar on my profile, & it's annoying me!!

Haaa!


Can anyone help me?
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on February 28, 2007, 07:06:33 AM
Post the picture here, I'll fix it this evening!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: LawnMowerKing on February 28, 2007, 08:33:52 AM
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i151/YamahaWarrior350/th_Picture306-1.jpg) (http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i151/YamahaWarrior350/Picture306-1.jpg)


There you go.
idk if just my computer or what..

And Thanks!!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on February 28, 2007, 09:06:32 PM
If you were trying to put that one up, it's too big! As indicated about 2 posts back there it has to be 90 x 90 pixels or less. That one is 160 x 120 pixels.

Don't you have pictures of one with the back wheels on it??  :worried:
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: LawnMowerKing on February 28, 2007, 10:32:13 PM
i've tried to resize it, i dont get what it is, i never had this problem before..


Yeah i do but theres no front hood.


http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i151/YamahaWarrior350/Picture014-2.jpg
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: BriggsandStratton1218 on May 30, 2007, 01:34:40 PM
Hi, I'm new to the forum and by the looks of the way things are around here I want to get this right so I would like to make this picture/logo my Avatar. THanks!!

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x53/BriggsandStratton1218/bslogo.jpg
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on May 30, 2007, 11:51:12 PM
Against forum policy dude, that sir, is a registered trademark, and without the express written consent of Briggs and Stratton, which they have this tiny little issue with formally recognizing lawn mower racers, I'm afraid we can't let you put it up. Sorry!

Welcome to Mowbetter! And, find me another picture to put up for you!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Dave Fires on July 09, 2007, 09:16:28 PM
Hey Chris, I am having trouble getting a picture to load for my profile. Could you possibly get this one on there for me or resize it for me so I can?      Thanks Dave
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on July 09, 2007, 09:24:41 PM
A little too wide Dave, must be 90 x 90 max dimensions. Anything bigger either way and it'll spit it out! You were at 100 x 75 as noted beneath your picture... Fixed it!!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Dave Fires on July 10, 2007, 07:40:22 PM
Thanks a bunch Mowdak, I really appreciate it!   :woo:        Dave
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on July 10, 2007, 10:20:27 PM
Anytime dude!!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Chris on July 20, 2007, 07:31:11 AM
Sorry I never got back to you Dave, I've been neglecting this place lately :(

On a side note, everyone should really try to use PNG images, they're just as good - if not better image quality than JPG, and at about 1/10th of the size!
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on July 20, 2007, 08:01:09 PM
Actually image size varies a great deal in depth of color Chris. Some images weigh less as jpg, some weigh less as gif, some weigh less as png. I typically check all 3 when saving for web applications and it varies considerably dependent upon how many colors you have in the image. Easiest way to check it is of course in Photoshop, using Save for Web, with 4 up comparison. In example, my avatar weighs in at 3.27 K as a jpg file at 50% quality. If I save it as gif or png-8, at 168 colors, (again 50% quality in gif and png-8), it weighs in at 5.85 and 5.25 K respectively. And, I lose more resolution in the image.


Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Chris on July 23, 2007, 07:11:02 AM
I usually save what I can in 8-color PNG format, which weighs in under JPG almost every time. But es, as you stated it definitely depends on the content of the picture. Sice I drop it down to 8-color it weighs a bunch less, but doesn't look as good as most.
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: redline on November 05, 2007, 08:32:01 PM
Seeing that I am not real computer savvy, can someone tell me if this pic, size ect could be used as my avatar before I try to load it and it blows up in my face!! Thanks

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s239/redline_gg21/th_100_0877.jpg) (http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s239/redline_gg21/100_0877.jpg)
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Squidd on November 05, 2007, 08:34:01 PM
4316 weight is good, but needs to be 90x90 or less
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: redline on November 05, 2007, 08:38:00 PM
Go easy on me man!! :lol: I have no idea what that means so what do I need to do? Thanks Squidd! When it comes to this kind of thing for me, it is like talking lift and duration with my wife.
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Squidd on November 05, 2007, 08:43:12 PM
Make it smaller 90x90... right now its 160 x120

4300k is the size in "weight" of pic under 5 000 is good...

right click on pic go to bottom "properties" to see size and weight...

Then cut down, shrink in paint, photo shop, or what ever program you have
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: amcchevy1 on November 06, 2007, 07:41:40 AM
could i get some help with this one, please.
i made it an avatar on photobucket and put on my profile but all i got was a big red x, thanks
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: Squidd on November 06, 2007, 07:51:07 AM
 I have you down to 90x90 but still at 13k

I don't have the compression software to go further
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: mowdak1 on November 06, 2007, 07:59:12 AM
2.75 kb out of Photoshop. And, that's at 50% quality, it still doesn't look bad at 30%, which got it down around 2 kb.

90 x 75 is he best you can do with it retaining dimensional perspective however.


If you want to post the original I can crop it to full 90 x 90 dimensions and clean it up a little better.

Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: amcchevy1 on November 06, 2007, 08:03:04 AM
thats fine, maybe when i get next mower built i can get it sized right to fit. i been here for almost 6 mo and dont have an avatar, this is fine, my next would be ready for a couple mo. thanks
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: birdman_express on November 06, 2007, 08:06:30 AM
Thanks for the Avatar Rocky... I love you too man, I think...
Title: Re: Avatars
Post by: amcchevy1 on November 06, 2007, 08:07:11 AM
i confused myself just then. my next mower won't be ready for a few mo. maybe when it is ready for pic. day i can get it right. thanks again, it looks good.