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Re: RootsChat Performance: #2 Avatar sizes
« Reply #27 on: Monday 18 August 08 15:23 BST (UK) »
Update:

Please remember that there are also restrictions on images in signatures.
The max. allowed size for a signature is 500 Bytes (Profile: Research names or areas:)

The text size is automatically checked when you enter it in your profile.
If you include an image in your signature,
please insure that the total size (= image + text) does not exceed 500 Bytes.

Images in signatures, which exceed the size limits, will be removed.

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Re: RootsChat Performance: #2 Avatar sizes
« Reply #28 on: Monday 18 August 08 17:52 BST (UK) »
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Images in signatures, which exceed the size limits, will be removed.

What does that mean Bob?  Do you mean any typing we put underneath our avatars?

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Re: RootsChat Performance: #2 Avatar sizes
« Reply #29 on: Monday 18 August 08 17:59 BST (UK) »
The signature is the bit that comes at the bottom of (nearly) every posting.
(in your case:
BENSON- Dalton in Furness (Ulverston) and Hull
BETTISON - Derbys
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etc.  )

Some members have added smilies or animated GIFs here, thus exceeding the 500 KB limit.

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Re: RootsChat Performance: #2 Avatar sizes
« Reply #30 on: Monday 18 August 08 20:26 BST (UK) »
OK thanks.

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Re: RootsChat Performance: #2 Avatar sizes
« Reply #31 on: Saturday 24 October 09 15:48 BST (UK) »
Hi All,


A reminder:
The maximum Byte-size allowed for avatars is 20 KB.
The maximum pixel size is width: 150 pixels, height: 150 pixels.


There are quite a few avatars which are within the pixel limits, but well over 20KB.

Admin has been converting some of these from PNG format to JPG format with 50% compression.

It makes a surprising difference:
in general, the same picture in JPG is less than 10% of the PNG size !
A 34KB image can reduce to 2-4 KB, presumably depending on the colours and contrasts.


If you are not sure of your avatar size, then right-click on it. In the context menu which then appears, left-click on properties.  A pop-up window will tell you the size, in pixels and in Kilobytes (KB)


You are responsible for the size of your avatar.  If you change your avatar please remember this.
In future, if your avatar has already been re-sized by admin and you replace it with another over-sized image, it will simply be deleted.

regards,
Bob



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Re: RootsChat Performance: #2 Avatar sizes
« Reply #32 on: Saturday 24 October 09 16:47 BST (UK) »
I assume my avatar is OK, as it is only 12.85kb, but what is interesting is that the photo I used is a jpg, but when I click on properties of the avatar it shows it is a PNG image.  How did that happen?

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Re: RootsChat Performance: #2 Avatar sizes
« Reply #33 on: Saturday 24 October 09 16:52 BST (UK) »
I used is a jpg, but when I click on properties of the avatar it shows it is a PNG image.

Lizzie

Mine too. Looks like we have been modified!

Judy  :-[ :-[ :-[
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Re: RootsChat Performance: #2 Avatar sizes
« Reply #34 on: Saturday 24 October 09 17:02 BST (UK) »
Can someone tell me if my picture is OK, or if I should remove it in favour of something smaller?
I read this thread earlier, and took my picture off, reduced in to size to what in 'My Pictures' Properties reads as a JPG, size 7.78KB and then reposted.
I've just read Lizzie's post, and right clicked on my picture as it appears on a Rootschat page.    It's now become something else, and says it's 32478 bytes.
I think I need a translator
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Re: RootsChat Performance: #2 Avatar sizes
« Reply #35 on: Saturday 24 October 09 17:08 BST (UK) »
Yup!  Some of you have already been modified!

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SOM: BIRD, BURT aka BROWN
HEF: BAUGH, LATHAM, CARTER, PRITCHARD
GLS: WEBB, WORKMAN, LATHAM, MALPUS
WIL: WEBB, SALTER
RAD: PRITCHARD, WILLIAMS
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MON: WEBB, MORGAN, WILLIAMS, JONES, BIRD
SCOTLAND: HASTINGS, CAMERON, KELSO, BUCHANAN, BETHUNE/ BEATON
IRELAND: RYAN (WATERFORD), KEARNEY (DUBLIN), BOYLE(DUNDALK)