View Full Version : Bigger Avatars

February 25th, 2008, 01:49
Can we have bigger avatars.

Only 48.8 KB, can we have atleast 100 kb?

February 25th, 2008, 02:11
The size is set that way to prevent the use of big animated GIFs and to consider people under dial-up connection. And not to mention the amount of bandwidth it would consume since the images are hosted right here, even if you hosted them from another server.

February 25th, 2008, 02:25
But If not 100kb atleast 75kb

February 25th, 2008, 04:02
Why do you want it that big? Is this avatar a GIF or JPG?

February 25th, 2008, 04:57
Ohh you ""assume"" that I want a bigger one for myself. LOL

Its a .gif 94kb

February 25th, 2008, 06:31
You can try reducing colours and/or frame rate. If you don't know how to do it, upload to ImageShack (http://www.imageshack.us) and I'll help you out.

February 25th, 2008, 06:51

Thank you

PS.What is a good program to edit gifs?

February 25th, 2008, 07:06
I use Macromedia Fireworks (now Adobe's).

These are the changes I made to your new avatar:

Reduced the image from 160x120 to 100x100 (crop and resize).
About 73% of frames are now gone (from 26 frames to 7 frames. Internet Explorer users wouldn't spot the difference).
Colours reduced from 256 to 155 (picture quality changed slightly. To worse, of course, but it's hardly noticeable. I added dithering to reduce the low-quality impact).


February 25th, 2008, 07:26
Cool. Thank you very much