I need help changing my avatar
I have a photo I am trying to choose, I am on the edit page and put the link to it (from my desktop) into the blank, but nothing happens. Can you point me to where I can get the answer - I am sure there must be more thorough instructions somewhere and i can't find them. Thanks for the help! I want to be more than ¡! and have some photos of me in Oaxaca I can choose - not just me, but me in Mexico!
HI kitty make a search for help type in avatar
However, most likely your photo is too large/heavy...the system only admits like 2kb.
It is silly to attempt to upload an image that is going to be displayed at (something like) 100x200 pixels that is more than about 80kb. Any decent photo/image editor will allow you to reduce the size/resolution of an image (and most will do so, for a variety of formats).
GIF is suited for cartoon-like images (lots of areas with solid colors) and JPEG for "photo-realistic images". They both have quite decent compression algorithms. TIFF and BMP are (usually) uncompressed formats (I believe TIFF can do compression but most implementations don't).
If you were to upload 200k and 2M versions of the same JPEG image most people would be unable to distinguish one from the other (even if it were displayed at 1600x1200 resolution and, most certainly not when displayed as a "thumbnail").
It is still 2mb as far as I am aware. Go to your profile page, hover the cursor over your existing avatar and a small "change avatar" appears. Click on this and import your picture but make sure it is less than 2mb.
The two picture formats, the only two formats that can be displayed on the internet are *.gif and *.jpg as Quentin stated it.
At first, I tried to upload a file type BMP, but the system didn't admited it. But when I changed that same file into JPG then I could upload it. Only by choosing "change your name" I could change the type. "name.bmp" into "name.jpg".
HI kitty, to make a search, click on answers, then on search, type in the word.
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Has it changed? Used to be 2Mb...?
I just tried uploading a 1.4 MB GIF picture and it was successful.
Besides file size limitations you can only upload certain image file types. (usually they are compressed file types like JPG or GIF, but I don't know the newer constraints with our new host). I do know that TIF and BMP files used to not be accepted. I don't have any idea where this information is posted anymore. You used to see the constraints in a error message if you tried uploading too big a file size or the incorrect file type.