Get your ava/sig optimized to fit the rules

Discussion in 'GBAtemp Art Studio' started by jumpman17, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. jumpman17
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    Okay, I'm getting really tired of removing people's avas and sigs.

    The maximum size for your ava is 25 KB, and 50 KB for your sig.

    If for some reason you feel you have to have a certain image but it's too big, post it here and I can optimize it for you without losing quality.

    Most, if not all images can be optimized to a much smaller size.

    But please, once I optimize it for you, re-upload it to your own space and don't hot link off of me.
     
  2. Katalyst

    Katalyst Johnald Everyperson

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    Just realized that both my avatar and signature surpassed the limits. Should be good now. Optimized and fixed ;o
     
  3. jeklnoo

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    i say we ban sigs, and limit avatars to 32x32 16-color images
     
  4. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    I say we increase the maximum sig size to 800x600 and strictly limit actual posts to no more than three words.
    example: lol, i agree!

    edit: what I mean to say is, I'd be glad to help on the optimizing task, under the same conditions as jumpman17.
     
  5. Katalyst

    Katalyst Johnald Everyperson

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    Do abbreviations count?
     
  6. jumpman17
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    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    Hoorah! One less to deal with. Thank you for fixing your file size. [​IMG]
     
  7. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    can you resize a 40,784 x 26,800 pixel av for me jumpman??
     
  8. jumpman17
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    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    Umm...yes? I can't tell if your joking or not though. What could possibly be that big?
     
  9. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

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    Dice's signature is horriably huge and ugly lol
     
  10. Katalyst

    Katalyst Johnald Everyperson

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    Three words only! [​IMG]
     
  11. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    [​IMG]
     
  12. id242

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    Ill fix mine when I get home later... sorry

    keep up the good work jumpman! (yeah, that's you in my siggy, no?) [​IMG]
     
  13. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

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    Jumpman: Fantastic idea! [​IMG]

    sgadzookie80: Dice gets away with it cause his sig is brilliant and makes us smile [​IMG]
     
  14. shaffaaf27

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    could you optimise this for my avatar?

    [​IMG]
     
  15. MaHe

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    Here you go:
    [​IMG]

    Anyways, most of the pictures should work fine at the largest size.

    1. Open your avatar in IrfanView.
    2. Save as PNG or GIF. In the options menu, choose either 6 or higher level of compression.

    That's it. This won't affect the quality at all, since PNG is a lossless format. I still wonder, why JPEG is used nowadays. PNG or GIF are sooo much better. I can understand it's use for photos (eventually, at larger filesizes JPEG beats PNG in quality/filesize ratio), but not work network graphics ...
    BTW, wouldn't a simple PHP script allow you to remove the avatars too big? [​IMG]
     
  16. shaffaaf27

    shaffaaf27 GBAtemp Fan

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    thank you very much.

    also, is my signature inline with the rules?

    if not what is wrong?
     
  17. jumpman17
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    Yes, the limit is 50 KB and your sig comes to a total of 19.04 KB so you're fine.
     
  18. Elrinth

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    optimize my avatar
     
  19. jumpman17
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    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    Well, since the image is really 128 x 128 pixels and you have it shrunk to 64 x 64 pixels through the forum settings, that is wasted space file size.

    [​IMG]

    Originally: 4.38 KB
    Now: 2.88 KB
     
  20. shaffaaf27

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    thankyou jumpman17