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Okay, I just registered here and was just about to upload an avatar... When I saw that the max image size was 10kb. What image is under 10kb? I have an very small image I was supposed to upload... it was 17kb. I havent seen an picture under 10kb ever. That sucked :tired:
 
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Well, then seeing this image should be a first for you...



Size: 7.1 kB

Its called Photoshop. It can compress images.
 

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I AM using Photoshop. With the lowest quality that ever was. You know when you save an .jpg image, there is a quality slider. Well, that slider is a 0. Low quality.
 
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do you use save for web?I remember its really small then.
 
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Try a different pic or go without.

Save for web is often larger than a compressed jpeg...
 
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Heh, my avatar is only 2.57kb & I really don't care about it's quality. It's not really noticable IMO, for my avatar atleast. My avatar is also 100x100, the maxium size allowed on these forums.
 

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Or just get over the fact that you are only uploading a small picture :p

Meh, just save it as GIF, should turn out small enough.
 
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Or you could do what I do. Resize/alter it in photoshop, save it as a bmp, open that bmp in MSPaint, save it as a jpeg. That brought my avatar down from 16kb to 3.05kb without reducing quality.
 

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MS...paint?

Strange enough, I find that MSPaint sucks in that, it turns JPEG into ugly pictures.

Just my feelings about it though :3
 
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Ermm why would you want to go trough all the hassle, of saving in photoshop to a .bmp, opening it in paint and then saving it to .jpeg if you can also just use Quality 0 in photoshop while saving to a .jpeg?
Just save as a .gif and most images will be able to be used here.
 

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If you have paintshop or something, decrease the color value to 256. This should lower the size. Also reduce the image itself and save it as a .png file. PNG keeps the image quality about the same as a .bmp file, but it's very small.

This should help I a lot, unless you don't have a paintshop program..

Save it as a .jpg or something. Lower quality, but whatever, it works.
 
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You should upload your avatar to an image host so we can possibly see what we can do about it :O
 
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Save for web is the way to go, just mess with the settings more (there are a lot of different settings), i garentee you'd be able to get any 100x100 pixel image to under 10 kb
 

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