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how to resize and post an avatar photo

Postby Frozzbite » Mon May 02, 2011 3:59 pm

every photo i try to use from my own photos gets rejected for being oversized.
this happens even when i use the smallest size photo setting on my camcorder.
so i want to know how post a photo as an avatar after i have resized it.,.,.,and how can i tell that it is now an ok size before i try to submit it.
I wanted to use this one but even though it is the smallest size my camera takes it is no good 480 x 640.
I don't understand all the camera technical jargon. I just understand all the frustration at not being able to simply load an avatar photo using the Upload Attachment.
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Re: how to resize and post an avatar photo

Postby taffyman » Mon May 02, 2011 6:35 pm

FB, you need to use a graphics programme of some sort to reduce the size of the photo. The maximum size for an avatar is 80 pixels X 80 pixels.

If you don't have one, there are a number of free ones on the internet. One that a lot of people use is called 'Gimp'. It's free and easy to use.

To help you with your avatar, I've reduced your photo to 80 x 80 pixels. Just right click on the photo and select 'save image as' then save it to your computer. From there, just go to your account settings and you should be able to use it as your avatar.

Hope this helps.

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Re: how to resize and post an avatar photo

Postby Sam » Mon May 02, 2011 6:49 pm

That's a great photo!
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Re: how to resize and post an avatar photo

Postby taffyman » Mon May 02, 2011 6:58 pm

Yes, it's a beautiful bird Sam.

FB, I've just had a thought. When you download your camera to your computer, is it through a programme that came on a disc with your camera? If it is, then you should be able to edit the size through that. As I said earlier, the required size is 80 x 80 pixels or 1.111 inches. As long as the longest side is 80 pixels, the shorter side can be a bit less (but not more).
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Re: how to resize and post an avatar photo

Postby abwal » Tue May 03, 2011 5:41 pm

Download (free) Irfanview http://www.irfanview.com/

This is a handy program for resizing for emails as well.
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Re: how to resize and post an avatar photo

Postby Frozzbite » Wed May 04, 2011 11:10 pm

G'day taffyman,.,thanks for the help mate. And to everyone else for their inputs.
This avatar of a Crimson Rosella is a photo of one of about a dozen Rosellas that visit my verandah all day on and off.
I also have many other species that come to the bird bath and feed station including some extremely gregarious Aussie King Parrots who delight in perching on my shoulders and having a nibble on me ear lobes.

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Re: how to resize and post an avatar photo

Postby Pam » Thu May 05, 2011 7:04 am

If you've resized your pic to the right dimensions using Irfanview, but the file size is still to big, simply save it to a bmp, and then back again to a jpg. This generally brings it down to a size that the system will accept
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Re: how to resize and post an avatar photo

Postby taffyman » Fri May 06, 2011 6:39 pm

Actually, FB's original photo was a .jpg and only 31.7kb. When I re-sized it (still as a .jpg), the result was a neat 3.10kb

That's a good tip for over-sized photos though Pam (have to remember that one) (Y)
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Re: how to resize and post an avatar photo

Postby Wanderer » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:45 pm

I do all mine in Paint.

Just open the pic in Paint and there is a 'Resize' button. I usually cut mine back to 50% but you can keep reducing it as much as you want. Then just save it. Simple :wink:
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Re: how to resize and post an avatar photo

Postby Woko » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:23 pm

I did mine yesterday in Paint. At least, Ms Woko showed me how to do it. She's the computer wizz in our household. Paint is part of Windows 7, at least.
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Re: how to resize and post an avatar photo

Postby kitkat » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:27 pm

Just make sure you make a copy to resize as you may want the original in a larger size later and you can't get it back to big size easily.
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