The 10KB avatar file size limit is insanely small
#1
Hello! I just made an account here, and wanted to upload an avatar. The 100x100 pixel limitation wasn't a problem at all, I just exported a 96x96 image to use.

Then I saw that the file size limit was 10KB. My image was 13KB. (I'm using PNG, both for transparency and because my image is a vector with large uniform areas.)

So I installed pngcrush and optimized the image. That got me down to...10884 bytes. Still over the limit.

Then I installed optipng and used that to strip the PNG's metadata as well. That got me down to 10170 bytes, which is still over 10 1000-KB but under 10 1024-KB (the distinction is relevant here!) so it finally worked.

So trying to cram PNGs under the 10KB limit can be pretty difficult. (: Would you mind increasing it to, say, 20KB instead?
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#2
The problem is we currently have 363718 members. Admittedly far from all of them are active, and some don't set avatars.

But if we have to store even a reasonable percentage of those, the additional 10KB per user quickly mounts up...

And you can still have a nice looking avatar even with the 10KB limit (and perhaps a little work), as your own one shows Wink
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#3
I had that problem as well, the original size was 13kb as a png.  I got it under by saving it as a jpg.  That was the most trouble I've had with posting an avatar and I've been to many forums.
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#4
I have sometimes seen in the forum here member have an animated AVATAR.
All attempts to make it same failed!
Does somebody has any idea ho to do?

As an "kind of artwork godfather" here in the Kodi forum i would like to present my Cara Delevingne animated.

Great thanks in advance!
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#5
If you want my personal opinion ( and I'm sure you don't Big Grin ) ... but overall I find animated avatars in forums pretty annoying.
Especially the fast moving ones with light flashes and whatnot. Slow-motion movements with only subtle changes I can usually stand.
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#6
(2019-07-15, 16:13)Klojum Wrote: If you want my personal opinion ( and I'm sure you don't Big Grin ) ... but overall I find animated avatars in forums pretty annoying.
Especially the fast moving ones with light flashes and whatnot. Slow-motion movements with only subtle changes I can usually stand.
Would you find Cara Delevingne winking at you annoying?
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#7
(2019-07-21, 02:26)chrissix Wrote: Would you find Cara Delevingne winking at you annoying?
She's not my type Wink
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#8
when I see a similar size for the avatar, just use the icon that I saw first
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#9
(2019-08-01, 13:55)Leo222 Wrote: when I see a similar size for the avatar, just use the icon that I saw first

Don't start posting quick random and useless replies in various threads, we have no need for them.
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