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su2po



Joined: 22 Oct 2007
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Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:20 pm    Post subject: Avatars

i was trying to change my avatar today so i moved an alice picture into photoshop to mess about with it an i made this really cool psycidelic alice, but it was over 34kb, i know how to reduce the pixel size but i dont know any thing bout the kb.
deos anyone knowif the file be reduced? or is it just as it is?
also i whent to dream avatar and dotorg told me that ones too big too, whats the craic with that?
im a bit knew to these computing boxes so its probably really simple
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Royal



Joined: 30 Aug 2007
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Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:55 pm    Post subject:

Well, after you resize it, save it as a jpeg or something. Those are much much small sizes.

Just go to SAVE AS and scroll down the file type bar until you see. .JPG or .GIF or something.
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Joined: 24 Feb 2005
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Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:37 pm    Post subject:

If you want to reduce the file size open the image in photoshop. Go file>save for web.

Select the format which will best suit the photo. Jpegs for full color images, gif for vectors and such. After you select a format you can manipulate the quality settings. Underneath the preview image it will tell you the file size of the saved image at that quality.

A workaround for the size limit is to create your avatar, and upload it to another photo hosing site (tinypic.com photobucket.com etc) and then have your profile link to it.
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