Avatars

Started by Serephino, October 09, 2011, 12:33:10 PM

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Serephino

I find a picture I think would make a lovely avatar.  I save it, and go to upload it, but it's too big.  What now?

Lilias

What's the format? Normally, only a PNG could be too big at 150x200.
To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.
~Wendell Berry

Double Os <> Double As (updated May 10) <> The Hoard <> 50 Tales 2024 <> The Lab <> ELLUIKI

Serephino

They're JPEG and they're bigger than 150x200.  It also says it could not be an avatar, but being technologically challenged, I have no idea what that means.  I just know my computer saves these things as JPEG.  Is there a way to change it?

Lilias

Avatar icons are usually square or 'portrait' (taller than they are wide), so the system can reject a 'landscape' icon as an avatar.

You can crop the image to size (a good online image editor is here), and you'll find it uploads fine. :-)
To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.
~Wendell Berry

Double Os <> Double As (updated May 10) <> The Hoard <> 50 Tales 2024 <> The Lab <> ELLUIKI

Serephino


Serephino

Now it worked.....  It was the right size before, so now I'm just confused. 

Lilias

It can take a few moments for a new avatar to display (or a few refreshes).
To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.
~Wendell Berry

Double Os <> Double As (updated May 10) <> The Hoard <> 50 Tales 2024 <> The Lab <> ELLUIKI

Serephino

The first time I just re-sized and it gave me the same error.  Then I cropped it to make it 'portrait' instead of square, and that worked.  I'm liking the image editor though, so thank you.  Even I can figure it out!