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Old 11-01-02, 12:06 AM   #1
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I want a custom avatar damnit!

How do get a photo as an avatar... keeps telling me its too big! 64x64, then 5k! What's the deal?

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Old 11-01-02, 01:13 AM   #2
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What format do you have it in? .GIF is what I'd recommend, having a fair amount of practice in this matter. Are you saying it rejects it based on pixel X pixel basis, file size in kilobytes, or neither?

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Old 11-01-02, 07:07 AM   #3
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The upload page says 64x64 ro 5120 bytes, which ever is smaller. 5k is most likely larger than 5120 bytes. To get the exact size, right click on the image while it is on your computer and seclect properties, the size will be displayed in bytes
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5k=5000 bytes.
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5k=5000 bytes.
That's a common misconception.

1k actually equals 1024bytes (2^10) so 5k = 5120 bytes.

However, windows deals in K which are multiples of the minimum sector size (or cluster, can't remember) on the hard disk (this is dependant of the format scheme, FAT, FAT32, FAT64, NTFS, EXT2, EXT3 etc...) For example I take a random file off my ntfs partition, its reads as size : 813 bytes, size on disk 4k (4096 bytes).
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Can bikeforums deal with animated GIFs?
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yep! But the size limits still apply.
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yes ! proof attached !
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Thought this would be a good place for this...

Sorry, MechB, I just HAD to borrow your canoworms, with a slight edit...

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You can read 'whupas' there only if you look REALLY hard. Couldn't find the edit for about a minute.
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