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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to change my forum avatar, but I keep getting an error that has to be less than 8K in size, what gives?

In an effort to reduce storage, bandwidth and make our forums quicker we have set this limitation on avatars.  With a little knowledge in graphics you can still get a great looking avatar that is well under the 8K limit.

Follow these TIPS:

  • Using a graphics program like Photoshop, Corel 11 or Fireworks (all have trial downloads) take your image and crop it to 80x80. This is done by masking an area and selecting crop from the program.
  • Convert it to a 64-128 color palette (this is done differently depending on what program you are using...consult your manuals.
  • Save as a GIF image...most programs have a "preview" option while saving that will allow you to see the size the image will be once saved

You could also try pleaing with some of the members in our forums for help, but make sure to use the Off Topic Forum!

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