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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by sevenyearnight » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:48 am

Awesome :D
I just wish Irfanview worked on Macs :(
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by ILoveLola » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:53 am

I followed the directions exactly and still can't get it under 32kb, even when I reduce it to "1," which is just some ugly pixels. Ugh, my goodness! I'm usually really good with computers and photoediting, too. :?
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by sevenyearnight » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:57 am

What is your original file size?
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by sevenyearnight » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:01 am

Not sure if this will help, but when on the resize/resample step, change your DPI to 72.
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by ILoveLola » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:01 am

3.94 meg. Ahuhu. When I crop & resize it to the avatar size, its about 36kb.

I will have to try that. :)
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by Reaperpilot2014 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:02 am

Can we lighten the requirements? I can get it down to 8-12kb, but can't seem to get 6kb or below.
It's a crayfish! It's a snail! It's a... ah who cares?
Nom nom nom!...

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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by sevenyearnight » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:03 am

Also check in that step what it is saying your inches are.
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by sevenyearnight » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:05 am

Let me adjust the tutorial, the dpi and inches are high on a lot of images.
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by Reaperpilot2014 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:10 am

How much would it be to simply raise the minimum to 10kb?
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by sevenyearnight » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:23 am

It's programmed into the forum that way.
If you make sure that your inches are also under 2, than it should work out. I used a file that was much larger in size, and even though it was set to 120 pixels, it was reading that it was 5 inches, where the other smaller file was under 2 inches at 120 pixels. It looks like 120 pixels for an avatar should be 1.67"
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by Reaperpilot2014 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:26 am

There, my new, super-fuzzy, pixelated avatar. He's frowning.
It's a crayfish! It's a snail! It's a... ah who cares?
Nom nom nom!...

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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by Reaperpilot2014 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:27 am

I have PT at 5am, and should probably go to bed lol.
It's a crayfish! It's a snail! It's a... ah who cares?
Nom nom nom!...

Tank: 4 liter custom-shaped sphere
Contents: 1 Brainfish
Ph: 7.4
Ammonia, nitrites, nitrates: ?
Problem: Cloudy/muddy water
Can you help me?

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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by sevenyearnight » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:37 am

I'm running some of the larger files through the same process, and I'm not getting any larger files than 13 KB at %100. Maybe I just don't have the epic proportions of the photographs you guys have. I don't know how to trouble shoot that because it's not happening on my computer.
Maybe it's better to use GIMP for a file that large.
*Edit:
Ok, this is something that might work for those gigantic files. Try to resize/resample the entire image first to something under 10", preferable along the 5 - 7 inches mark. Then crop the avatar area and go forth. That *should* work.
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by sevenyearnight » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:05 am

Reaperpilot2014 wrote:There, my new, super-fuzzy, pixelated avatar. He's frowning.
Maybe it's my screen, but your original avatar didn't look like it needed anything anyway.
I'm sorry this program didn't work for you. I put in some suggestions for larger files, but I have no way of trouble shooting since my photos aren't anything that large to begin with :( :(
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by J-P » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:26 am

and this wasn't posted on IP because..... ??? Well maybe because no one is there :P
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