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    Still have an avatar issue

    Why is it so hard to change my avatar? I jump through this hoop, and that hoop and finally get one that is accepted only to get the message that the upload failed.

    I went through this before. Why? Why does it have to be so daunting? I'm still not quite happy with it even though I get the message that it failed, it does change but I had to settle for mediocre results. I had one version that looked much better and was under 15kb and was 80x80. Forum wouldn't accept it. I don't get it. Seems like I have to ruin it to make it work.

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    Re: Still have an avatar issue

    You must have upset the wizard inside your internets.

    Is there perhaps something iffy about the file format? I don't think the sizes necessarily matter, I think the ones I've used have all been automatically resized to fit 80x80 / 15k.

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    Re: Still have an avatar issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan-A View Post
    You must have upset the wizard inside your internets.

    Is there perhaps something iffy about the file format? I don't think the sizes necessarily matter, I think the ones I've used have all been automatically resized to fit 80x80 / 15k.
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    Re: Still have an avatar issue

    Quote Originally Posted by drache View Post
    your computer is smarter than my computer
    I've never had anything automatically re-sized
    I guess I'm just lucky. The avatar I just switched to was originally 765x765 / 206k.

    User CP -> Edit avatar -> "Option 2 - Upload Image From Your Computer"

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    Re: Still have an avatar issue

    Really? I wish it was that easy. I don't know photoshop but I have gimp which is a very powerful full featured photo editor but it's so darn complicated that it's difficult to figure out how to do the simplest thing, such as crop out a selection then make it comply with the avatar specs. It's a major pain. Then the dang forum won't take it unless I choose a file format that ruins the quality. Even then, I get the message that the upload failed even though it didn't.

    I used the same method you used but it won't take it! what format did you use? (file type) I'm not happy with this one at all.

    By the way Stefan, you are looking a bit pale and thin. You need to lay off the junk. JK.

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    Re: Still have an avatar issue

    .jpg, standard encoding. I'm using an ancient version of Paint Shop Pro.

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    Re: Still have an avatar issue

    When editing avatar this shows up "Note: The maximum size of your custom image is 80 by 80 pixels or 19.5 KB (whichever is smaller)."

    So how the hello do you manage to upload an image that is 765x765 / 206k ??? It won't take it!

    Nevermind, now I feel stupid. It worked. There's one sure way to know that it worked. When you get the message that the upload failed. D'OH!

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    Re: Still have an avatar issue

    What browser are you using?

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    Re: Still have an avatar issue

    Latest firefox. It's the forum that's giving me that message though.

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    Re: Still have an avatar issue

    Quote Originally Posted by ConcinnusMan View Post
    Latest firefox. It's the forum that's giving me that message though.
    True, but the functionality of websites also vary between browsers. In this case the browser probably didn't do it, I'm using the latest Firefox, too.

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