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How to put photo in profile

Postby Walt » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:55 am

Hey guys; please help the village idiot :? I can't seem to load a photo for our profile. I have knocked it down to 150 x 128, but it keeps giving an error about file size. I know I am just doing something dumb, or not doing something simple.

Also, when registering, your post says the password for setting up is MINI, but that doesn't seem to be needed, as I just did whatever was in the impossible to read box.

Thanks for having a great forum!

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Re: How to put photo in profile

Postby kenshin138 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:21 pm

File size has nothing to do with the dimensions of the image. An avatar needs to be under a certain dimension AND have a smaller file-size. What program are you using to resize the picture? What format is the picture in? Typically I'd use JPG/JPEG for an avatar as its going to be the smallest in file size.
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Re: How to put photo in profile

Postby Walt » Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:27 am

I'm using HP Photo Imaging. It doesn't seem to have a way to change the file size (even with 150 pixels the file size is over 56K)

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Re: How to put photo in profile

Postby ksminiman » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:27 am

try microsoft paint. Open the original file using a right click and open with. Then click on the tab up top that contains resize. Drop the percent size and the file size will go with it. Hope this helps :)
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Re: How to put photo in profile

Postby Minidave » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:28 pm

I'm a big fan of Irfanview....it's a free download and a very small sized program but it can do anything, and it's very easy and inutitive to use.

IIRC it has an "avatar" size setting, you just open the pic, click the size and "save as" and yer done.

That's how I did mine....
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Re: How to put photo in profile

Postby KangaMINI » Thu May 13, 2010 10:32 am

I have modified the avatar settings to allow images up to 70k to be uploaded.

An image that is 150x150 pixels at 8-bits should weigh in around 65k at max. Just as long as you aren't trying to upload 32-bit Photoshop or TIFF files you should be OK now :)
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Re: How to put photo in profile

Postby IowaM1N1 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:00 pm

Try picnik.com for a cool on-line photo editor. Very cool -- that's what I used for my His&Hers avatar.
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