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

Only 48.8 KB, can we have atleast 100 kb?

Jale
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.

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

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

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

Its a .gif 94kb

Jale
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.

AnAutisticDog
February 25th, 2008, 06:51
http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/8581/thelfenliedvp3.gif

Thank you


PS.What is a good program to edit gifs?

Jale
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).


http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/4206/thelfenliedvp32ad2.gif

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