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08-21-2002, 01:31 PM
How do I upload animated avatars? I keep getting invalid jpeg or gif messages when I upload from another webpage. And how do I save them and reduce their size, etc?

08-21-2002, 01:50 PM
Try saving the gif to your hard drive and then uploading it from there. To reduce the size you will need to edit the image with a graphics program such as Photoshop. Avatars for Cprogramming are limited to 50 pixels I believe.


08-21-2002, 02:41 PM
At google, you can search for icon sized pictures, which are the perfect size for an avatar. Under advanced search options, click "icon-sized".

08-21-2002, 05:41 PM
try here (http://www.yabb.info/avatars/)

08-21-2002, 10:34 PM
several things you can do (if you want your avator to be valid):
.gif file, right?

compress the image and lose image quality.
crop the picture a little bit.
decrease color depth (and still lose image quality).
take out a frame or two from the animated avator (also lose image quality).
resize the image.
about transparency, I think enabling transparency will reduce file size but not sure (too lazy to test it out).

or maybe you can just upload it to some server and link it from there (just make sure the file stays in its directory or you won't see your image).

I can't think of others... [gets a headache]

or maybe your .gif file is corrupt? (I should try that out someday.)