Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

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Reaperpilot2014
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by Reaperpilot2014 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:29 am

sevenyearnight wrote:
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 :( :(
It didn't, but I wanted to get my Fahaka on there. I think he's the hardest of my puffers to photograph 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 10:31 am

You also have a more generous file size allowance, I checked.
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Reaperpilot2014
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15g - 1 C. Irrubesco "Raoden"
29g - 1 Figure 8 - Looking for good name ideas...
29g - Ramshorn, Marmorkreb, Cherry & Ghost Shrimp Breeder Tank
10 wonderful years with puffers!
Location (country): USA
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by Reaperpilot2014 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:34 am

What do you mean, more than 6kb? Last night when I tried a picture at 8kb it wouldn't allow it.
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 J-P » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:38 am

Reaperpilot2014 wrote:What do you mean, more than 6kb? Last night when I tried a picture at 8kb it wouldn't allow it.
she is talking about my site... in the sig.
if you follow me, you avoid stepping in the crap that I just did...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZR55G ... pqlgec1A2Q

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15g - 1 C. Irrubesco "Raoden"
29g - 1 Figure 8 - Looking for good name ideas...
29g - Ramshorn, Marmorkreb, Cherry & Ghost Shrimp Breeder Tank
10 wonderful years with puffers!
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by Reaperpilot2014 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:39 am

Gotcha, I hadn't made the connection between IP and Invert Planet.
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 11:45 am

Did you try resizing the whole picture first, and then lowering the DPI? I wish I could help more, but like I said, I guess my pictures aren't that large.
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by bertie 83 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:23 pm

No matter how hard i try i just cant do it. I am so computer illeterate.....sigh
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by xrayjeeper83 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:27 pm

I didnt read this whole thing, but I load my pics up on photobucket and just change the upload size to avatar, it makes it the right size, and then I just download the pic back to my comp in the smaller size and it uploads no problem
RTR wrote:Fahakas do not have tank mates, they may have swimming food reserves.

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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by Salmon » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:29 pm

You may have to change the file type to make it 6 kb
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by bertie 83 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:32 pm

I dont understand mb kb gb or even computers really lol
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by Salmon » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:36 pm

bertie 83 wrote:I dont understand mb kb gb or even computers really lol
lol, mb=megabyte, kb= kilobyte, gb = gigabyte. Just size of files basically
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by sevenyearnight » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:36 pm

xrayjeeper83 wrote:I didnt read this whole thing, but I load my pics up on photobucket and just change the upload size to avatar, it makes it the right size, and then I just download the pic back to my comp in the smaller size and it uploads no problem
This apparently doesn't work for really large files still. I've tried it a few times and it didn't change the file size enough. That was the first way I tried to get an avatar to work, so when it didn't, I looked up a free program that could do that, that's how I found Irfanview.
Again, I know there are many ways to do this, but this is just something that has worked for me. Photobucket may work for some files, but it didn't work for me. I'm just trying to be helpful, I know there are other or perhaps better ways to do this. I'm really hoping that the extra sub-step will solve the problem for the really large files :/
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by sevenyearnight » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:40 pm

I just wanted to let you know that I troubleshooted a file that was 4.08 MB, and I got the avatar size saved at under 6 KB, and I added a sub-step for larger files. Let me know if anyone with a really large file is still having trouble.

Also, hopefully someone with a mac can help out the users who have macs and are having avatar/photo issues!
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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by bertie 83 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:42 pm

My biggest problem is that i am a bit dim when it comes to computers. lol
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: Avatar under 6k Tutorial Help

Post by xrayjeeper83 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:44 pm

Me too bertie
RTR wrote:Fahakas do not have tank mates, they may have swimming food reserves.

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