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Title: Avatar size
Post by: PixelPerfect on January 31, 2012, 09:56:08 am
Hello fellow MK fans! I've been following this forum for a bit now keep up with the latest news in the MK world, and now I finally decided to participate instead of just read! But first, I need to get some n00b problems out of the way... as you can see, I woefully have no avatar. I was gonna upload an image from my computer but got the message that my image was too large; I am assuming it means too large in pixels. So my question is:
What is the largest size (in pixels) that is allowed for an avatar? ???
I would appreciate any help. ;D
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: vgonis on January 31, 2012, 03:05:20 pm
Welcome to the best MK forum ever!

Mine is a JPEG near 50 Kb and works just fine.
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: Hoops McCann on February 01, 2012, 02:52:46 am
It depends, but the size is measured in pixels. If you upload your avatar to the site, the max is 150 x 225 pixels. If you link to an external image, the max is 170 x 225 pixels. I really dislike forums where they force you to make your avatars extremely small. What's the point in having one if you can't even see what it is? But I think our max sizes are big enough.
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: PixelPerfect on February 01, 2012, 08:34:35 pm
Yes, I agree that size is big enough. Thanks both of you!
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: MarkKnopflerBelgium on August 20, 2012, 12:52:02 pm
I keep getting the message "The avatar you have selected is too large, or not an avatar"
I used an online "avatar shrinker", the picture is only 7kb and pixsize is 170. Photograph is .jpg and is smaller than others I've already seen on this photograph... Please help, what am I doing wrong? :)
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: dmg on August 20, 2012, 03:23:08 pm
I keep getting the message "The avatar you have selected is too large, or not an avatar"
I used an online "avatar shrinker", the picture is only 7kb and pixsize is 170. Photograph is .jpg and is smaller than others I've already seen on this photograph... Please help, what am I doing wrong? :)

If you have Adobe Photoshop (or similar) save it as a GIF file instead of a jpeg and ensure the pixel count is within the limitations as described above (file>save for web).  Mine is a GIF, 154 x 110 and 17.2 Kb. The original was jpeg, 1.3 Mb and 2137 x 1535!
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: MarkKnopflerBelgium on August 20, 2012, 05:42:03 pm
Thank you, DMG!
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: ingridswing on August 20, 2012, 05:46:49 pm
Thank you, DMG!

Welcome on board again, great to have a face. maybe we recognize each other in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, UK or whereever you will go to in 2013  :)
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: jbaent on August 20, 2012, 05:50:13 pm
I have a face too  ;D ;D ;D

Not mine, but a face  :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: ingridswing on August 20, 2012, 05:52:45 pm
I have a face too  ;D ;D ;D

Not mine, but a face  :lol :lol :lol

But maybe I don't WANT to recognize you  ;D  ;D  ;D
Maybe we meet in London JBaent  ;)  ;)
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: jbaent on August 20, 2012, 05:55:15 pm
I have a face too  ;D ;D ;D

Not mine, but a face  :lol :lol :lol

But maybe I don't WANT to recognize you  ;D  ;D  ;D
Maybe we meet in London JBaent  ;)  ;)

If the days I can we coincide  ;D
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: ingridswing on August 20, 2012, 05:58:06 pm
Or Amsterdam when the kick off is there  :D
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: superval99 on August 20, 2012, 05:59:11 pm
I want to meet jbaent too!   :)
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: ingridswing on August 20, 2012, 06:00:14 pm
Are you coming to Amsterdam again if the kick-off is there Superval, would love that!
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: jbaent on August 20, 2012, 06:03:51 pm
Are you coming to Amsterdam again if the kick-off is there Superval, would love that!

If the kickoff is in Amsterdam, and the dates fit well with my work, I
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: ingridswing on August 20, 2012, 06:04:42 pm
A lot of friends from here will be there too then, so don't be afraid of being lonely  :P
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: superval99 on August 20, 2012, 06:05:34 pm
Are you coming to Amsterdam again if the kick-off is there Superval, would love that!

I need to see the dates before I can plan anything, but I feel sure I can be at Manchester, maybe Newcastle and the first two nights at RAH, then I am on holiday from 7th June for three weeks, so anything else will be somewhere in Europe in April, May or July!   :)
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: ds1984 on August 20, 2012, 06:18:32 pm
If the kickoff is in Amsterdam I'd like too to be there but it is currently highy uncertain do it this time.

Any good and cheap hotel there?
(I used to stay at the Ibis, perfect for me but...expensive!)
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: jbaent on August 20, 2012, 06:21:58 pm
First the dates, then the plans  ;D

And we have a 2013 tour thread for this talking, better talk about it there  ;)
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: MarkKnopflerBelgium on August 20, 2012, 09:01:20 pm
Went to Amsterdam last time, must've been the weirdest shaped concert hall I've ever been in.
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: Pottel on August 20, 2012, 09:04:32 pm
Yep, let's stick to avatar sizes people  :lol
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: Dutchessy on August 20, 2012, 09:27:09 pm
Went to Amsterdam last time, must've been the weirdest shaped concert hall I've ever been in.

Very good sound though...
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: Pottel on August 20, 2012, 09:27:57 pm
Went to Amsterdam last time, must've been the weirdest shaped concert hall I've ever been in.

Very good sound though...
avatars pls!
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: jbaent on August 20, 2012, 09:29:00 pm
Blue people is boring, you know  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: Pottel on August 20, 2012, 09:29:50 pm
Blue people is boring, you know  ;D ;D
+1
 :lol
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: ds1984 on August 21, 2012, 10:53:56 am
Went to Amsterdam last time, must've been the weirdest shaped concert hall I've ever been in.

Very good sound though...
avatars pls!

Good film  ;D
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: ingridswing on August 21, 2012, 10:56:25 am
avatars pls!
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Avatars ... you still have this crazy insect running around  :lol  :lol
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: vgonis on December 14, 2013, 12:20:12 am
Hello all! I have been away for some time, but today I noticed that my avatar is missing and I see that many members also lost theirs. Only Dan, dmg and a couple of others still have theirs. Is there a problem? I tried to upload a new one but I get the message that it is not writable...

"The attachments upload directory is not writable. Your attachment or avatar cannot be saved."
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: dmg on December 14, 2013, 12:23:55 pm
Hello all! I have been away for some time, but today I noticed that my avatar is missing and I see that many members also lost theirs. Only Dan, dmg and a couple of others still have theirs. Is there a problem? I tried to upload a new one but I get the message that it is not writable...

"The attachments upload directory is not writable. Your attachment or avatar cannot be saved."

Mine is linked to a URL if that maybe makes a difference? :think
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: Justme on December 14, 2013, 12:32:19 pm
That haircut is bullet-proof.
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: vgonis on December 14, 2013, 12:34:19 pm
Yeap, all others not connected to URL are probably affected, then, dmg. Thanks for the reply!
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: Pottel on December 14, 2013, 04:04:45 pm
just noticed mine is gone too :-((
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: jbaent on December 14, 2013, 05:55:54 pm
my gif is gone  :o :hmm :think :'( :smack
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: Hoops McCann on December 14, 2013, 11:49:20 pm
just noticed mine is gone too :-((

Check again. The bug has crawled back.
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: vgonis on December 15, 2013, 12:17:31 am
Thank you Dan! That was quick and dare I say magical!  :wave :clap
Title: Re: Avatar size
Post by: jbaent on December 16, 2013, 10:57:11 am
Dan is the Man

 :clap :clap :clap