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Discussion in 'Web Sites/Design' started by Guest, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. Teldune Arcania

    Teldune Arcania Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    About all you need to have a decent image editing program, such as Photoshop, Paintshop Pro, Gimp (Free), or many others. You can checkout download.com's image editors for a good sampling.
     
  2. Galactus

    Galactus Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Hey is photobucket down? I can't access the page any longer and my avatar is gone.
     
  3. JAG

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    ^They are upgrading, it should be back by now. You may need to reinput the URL for your avatar. I did
     
  4. Galactus

    Galactus Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Thanks it is back and running now. Now I have to come up with a sprite to use for an avatar like Temis, Dorian, and Top41 have. so much work.
     
  5. Stephen Cronin

    Stephen Cronin Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Photoshop is also great to resize your avatar, and fit it to the appropriate file size as well.
     
  6. IsntDaveOne

    IsntDaveOne Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    i make avatars....pm or email me with what u want.


    right thurr!
     
  7. BlazerBoy

    BlazerBoy Dangerously Sexy Rear Admiral

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    Microsoft Office Picture Manager, which is included in MS Office 2003 is one of the best simple editing programs I've seen. It can be set to automatically rotate and resize an image to avatar size, then save it within a file size you specify. Great stuff.
     
  8. star

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    Is photobucket down again??? Is there another server that's good? It seems like photobucket has been going down or been "upgrading" quite a bit lately! :confused:
     
  9. Number One

    Number One Commodore Commodore

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    Thanks!
     
  10. Guest

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    On Irfranview, is there a way to change a file size from 28kbs to around 6kb?
     
  11. Teldune Arcania

    Teldune Arcania Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Based on my memory, the only way to do it is to mess with the quality of the sale before you save it. Although, you'll have to mess with it manually to get the file size down to where you want it. Thats based on memory, so it could be wrong.
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    How would you do that?
     
  13. Dorothy_Zbornak

    Dorothy_Zbornak Commodore Commodore

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    May I suggest adding this to the FAQ? It's taken me 3 hours and putting my avatar image at about 5 different sites to try and get it to appear in my posts when all along I should've just been waiting patiently to hit 100 posts.

    Thanks,

    DZ
     
  14. Anna1

    Anna1 Admiral Admiral

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    ^I assumed it was in the FAQ all ready. I just checked, and apparently it isn't. :confused:
     
  15. Teldune Arcania

    Teldune Arcania Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    When you choose to save the file, there is an options button in the dialog box. Click it and it will take you to a window that will allow you to adjust the quality of the image you are saving.
     
  16. PointyHairedJedi

    PointyHairedJedi Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Photoshop has a handy dandy "Save for web" feature which can greatly reduce the size of a picture. One of the few features that I can use.
     
  17. Teldune Arcania

    Teldune Arcania Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Unfortunately photoshop is $$$.
     
  18. BlazerBoy

    BlazerBoy Dangerously Sexy Rear Admiral

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    Sorry about that. I will pass this info along to Lisa and Charles.
     
  19. 'Shippy

    'Shippy Commodore Commodore

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    I've recently started making animated gifs in Paint Shop Pro's Animation Shop. It's easy to use, but I find it compresses the images to where it distorts them.

    Questions to anyone who makes animated avatars?

    What program do you use?
    Does it compress and save the images in good quality?
    Do you save as a .gif or other format?

    If anyone could help, I'd be grateful.
     
  20. PointyHairedJedi

    PointyHairedJedi Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Living in the same house as someone who does a design/graphics/animation university course does have it's advantages.

    'Shippy - I use Ulead Gif Animator, which has pretty good options for optimising gifs. You can choose from a bunch of presets, or fine tune it yourself.