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PostWed Aug 09, 2006 6:44 pm 
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Ok, so I'm an idiot. I'm trying to resize a pic for a new avatar but having problems...... I did this correctly once before but now my brain does not want to work correctly.
Using Photoshop I can't get the file size below 16kb and the pixel size within the limits and still beable to make out the avatar. I'm wracking my brain here. Can someone help me out, or better yet can I send someone my pic and could they resize for me.....please???????

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PostThu Aug 10, 2006 7:46 pm 
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Do this:

Take the maximum avatar size in pixels, 125 x 150, and divide that by your current picture size. That will give you the amount you need to reduce the picture by when you want to stretch/skew.

Example: You've got a pic that measures 480 x 640 pixels. Divide 125 x 150 by that and you get .26 x .23 . In percents thats 26% x 23%

I don't know about Photoshop, but in ordinary MS Paint you hit on Image, then select Stretch/Skew, and from there, stretch your horizontal and vertical by 26% and 23% respectively. Save your new pic and away you go.
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PostThu Aug 10, 2006 7:54 pm 
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Oh, yeah I forgot: save your avatar under a different filename, that way you wont be reduced to tears when you find out you reduced your 5Mb poster-quality shot to a handful of kilobytes that will never enlarge again.
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PostMon Jan 14, 2008 7:26 pm 
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So I tried the percentage business for the size but am still way over 16KB

What now?
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PostMon Jan 14, 2008 7:34 pm 
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It's a quirk of Photoshop.  You MUST "Save for Web" to get it down to the proper size

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PostMon Jan 14, 2008 8:10 pm 
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Use the format converter in your photoshop program.
My original photos are all BMP (Windows bitmap) files, which have embedded information that increases the file size substantially.
I use the JPEG conversion, which reduces the file size by nearly half, allowing me to configure any picture 135x150 to under 16kb.
I did get mildly perturbed when trying to post a BMP file that my computer said was 15.9kb, only to have it rejected repeatedly by this site.  mad.gif
15.9 ! 15.9! Come on !  lol.gif  clown.gif
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PostMon Jan 14, 2008 9:23 pm 
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I'm using Microsoft Office Picture Manager. Don't have Photoshop
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PostMon Jan 14, 2008 9:35 pm 
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When you save is there an option for it to remove embedded profiles or a file size optimization option?
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PostMon Jan 14, 2008 9:48 pm 
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Nope
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PostMon Jan 14, 2008 9:49 pm 
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Maybe try saving as a gif then.
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PostMon Jan 14, 2008 9:57 pm 
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tried that just now, Picture doesn't seem to like that.

I think I'm over my head on this one
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PostMon Jan 14, 2008 10:00 pm 
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I'm lookin around in Picture Manager help.Maybe I can figure this out.
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PostMon Jan 14, 2008 10:03 pm 
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Try this with 125 pixels max size (landscape) or 150 pixels max size (portrait):

http://www.shrinkpictures.com/
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PostMon Jan 14, 2008 10:21 pm 
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I'll try this next.

I figured out Picture.

You get to gif through export, not save.

This first result is bad
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PostSun Feb 10, 2008 10:35 pm 
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Thanks for the link Tom. You helped me fix my avatar easily.

I've bookmarked this site for future use.
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