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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Mr.Cheeks, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have a avatar for which i want to replace the one i have already.

    It exceeds the limit of 100k, how do i resize this? I know i read a post about this, but cannot find the thread...

    Any ideas??

    Edit: It is a gif file and only programs avaliable is Paintbrush and Imaging...
     
  2. tripwire45
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    The GIMP works great and is really easy to use:

    http://www.gimp.org/windows/
     
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  3. hbroomhall

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    The GIMP is a fabulous program, but somewhat of a sledgehammer for this problem! :biggrin

    You might try IrfanView which can do simple manipulation like this.

    It is also free.

    Harry.
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Guys,

    Its not working! Used GIMP and doesn't animate...

    Please? Can someone sort this for me??? Please???
     
  5. tripwire45
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    It's an animated avatar? :blink
     
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  6. Mr.Cheeks

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    Yep, i've scaled the to 100x100pxls but the size is still too big...
     
  7. Bluerinse
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    I looked at it in Fireworks.

    The large file size problem is caused by the fact that there are over 200 frames in that animation. With some tweaking you might be able to delete half of those frames and still have an animation that looks okay but it won't look as good as the original.
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    Hi TCM,

    Prob is most likely not with your rendering of the gif - it's the filesize. I understand that by getting the Av to 100x100 you would assume it would work, but the increase in filesize for the animation involved means it is way above the size limit (which I'm desperately trying to locate the actual figure for - Mods ? ) Anyhoo - the size of your gif is 192.81kB, which is WAY over the allowed size. Again, I will check figures, but Premium Members get to have a bigger Av filesize (note - I am not trying to punt this on you, just stating a fact).

    HTH for now :)
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    Mod to the rescue :biggrin

    So with a 100x100 pixel image the max file size is 25KB :wink:
     
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  10. d-Faktor
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    quite the resque mission, bluerinse. especially considering the fact you're still off the mark. regular members only get 10kb... :dry :tune
     
  11. Bluerinse
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    LOL - I can't pull that wooly hat over your eyes d :twisted:
     
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  12. JonnyMX

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    Use Fireworks.
    Go to the export wizard and click on the 'constrain file size for export' wizard (it's an icon that looks a bit like a G-Cramp).
    You can specify this to choose a target file size for your finished animation.
    I can't promise it will crank it that far down.
    The other solution has already been mentioned, delete every few frames and see what happens.
     
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  13. JonnyMX

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    Or, having watched the entire animation, why not just throw away the last half to spare our more sensitive members?

    Man hitting head on keyboard = funny.
    Man's eyeballs falling out = not something I want to be watching before breakfast...

    :sick
     
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  14. Mr.Cheeks

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    So do i get 10kb?

    I'll have a go tonight

    Hmmm, thats the part i thought was funny!

    Probably chop one part off, probably wont...
     
  15. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

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    when you edit your avatar, look underneath the field for uploading your avatar. it will say: the maximum size of your custom image is ...
    note that it says 10.0kb, not 100kb as you assumed in your first post.
     
  16. Mr.Cheeks

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    I have created a Poll for you, The Viewers to decide what I should do.
     
  17. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    The other avatar never came out good so here is one you all have to stick with :twisted:
     
  18. Bluerinse
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    Very nice choice :eek:
     
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    Now you know why you fear the darkness.
    Now you know why you fear the night.
    I am the night.
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  20. Mr.Cheeks

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    im back! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


    (my avatar that is)
     

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