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Uploading a pic

Post by akrandy » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:38 am

I'm sure it's me but I have tryed and tryed again to up load an Avatar to my Profile from my iphone and from computer. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Is there some fancy trick?
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Re: Uploading a pic

Post by Prairiepiss » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:24 am

Size restrictions?
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Re: Uploading a pic

Post by Jimbo » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:58 am

avatar needs to be edited to 80x80 pixels or it wont upload
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Re: Uploading a pic

Post by akrandy » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:12 am

I did that and still no luck.
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Re: Uploading a pic

Post by Black Eye » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:15 pm

try 75 x 75 and make sure the file size is below 16kb
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Re: Uploading a pic

Post by Jimbo » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:48 pm

Black Eye, that wonderful circular picture to the right you see here next to my handle is 80x80. :lol:

If that didnt work then yes it was a size issue. Change the jpeg resolution to higher compression.
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Re: Uploading a pic

Post by Prairiepiss » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:08 pm

Is it not giving you an error message? It's been a while but I though it would give you one. If the size was the problem. And only certain extensions are allowed. If its not a jpg you mite try changing the format.
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Re: Uploading a pic

Post by Black Eye » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:53 pm

See jumbo, 80x80 didn't work for me... I'm not super net savy... Maybe the Boston logos a little tougher and needs to be toned down to 75 x 75. While I love the malt whiskey pic, I do appreciate your team spirit. Good luck to your hawks.
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Re: Uploading a pic

Post by Husker » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:13 pm

Here are the limitations on avatars:

min: 20x20 max: 80x80
max bytes 17000

Not sure about extension. I know jpg/png work fine. Gif likely also works. Not sure if ani gif works.

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Re: Uploading a pic

Post by Jimbo » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:22 pm

Black Eye wrote:See jumbo, 80x80 didn't work for me... I'm not super net savy... Maybe the Boston logos a little tougher and needs to be toned down to 75 x 75. While I love the malt whiskey pic, I do appreciate your team spirit. Good luck to your hawks.
Block Eye, I dunno man, the complexity of that Boston avatar is pretty simple, straight lines, bi tone.
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Re: Uploading a pic

Post by akrandy » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:07 pm

Well I did 70x70 and it said it worked. But I don't see nothing. Maybe it takes a bit
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Re: Uploading a pic

Post by Husker » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:16 pm

nope. if things were done right it is instant
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Re: Uploading a pic

Post by akrandy » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:38 pm

Well shit I suck. O well no Avatar for me
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Re: Uploading a pic

Post by Husker » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:23 am

If the X by Y pix size is in the valid range, then almost for certain, it is the size of the image, or possibly the file is corrupt or not of a format the board understands.

There are tools on the net, to reduce the size of the image, without losing too much information. Take for instance my AV. It was 24 bit graphic when I started, well above the max size. It was reduced in color count, and compressed (jpg I believe), and reduced to 12k or so.

The reason for the size limits is that AV's end up being a huge percentage of site bandwidth, AND server load. Each one of them is a round trip to the server to get the data, AND they go through the file access code written in PHP. So each one is much like an entire page access, all on it's own. And there may be up to 15 of them each time a page is generated. In other words, they are pretty eye candy, but they do put a rather large overall extra load on the web server.

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Re: Uploading a pic

Post by Jimbo » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:48 am

Most photo editors let you change the JPEG compression. Its in options when you save a JPEG. If the size is 80x80 lower your JPEG resolution, I use 64% and it really shrinks the image size alot, and no noticable issues, especially for pictures to post here. Note picture you post up here to HD also have pixel and size limits. 800x800 max and some size I forgot but with 64% compression you wont have any problem at all.
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