Avatar Improvments

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Moe, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. Moe

    Moe Fed to the Rancor

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    Right now Avatar's have to be 50kb and that's quite small, I don't mind it but a 50kb image is usually poor quality .jpg, so this question is whether or not it can be improved. At least a larger size for a better quality image such as a .png file.

    Or what we had on A4.

    I like the square avatars but this is just my thoughts on the matter.
     
  2. Shannon Apple

    Shannon Apple Sour Apple
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    Actually, the max on A4 was 22kb even with the larger avatars. We won't be raising this limit any further. 50kb should be enough for such a small size image. When you upload an image that is more than 50kb, the site will compress it. This actually results in a lower quality image than if you were to reduce the filesize yourself.
     
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  3. ThisGuy

    ThisGuy Kin of the Cosmos
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    Should've been an Osmium-tier founder, I hear they get a measly 2 exabytes for their avatars.
     
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  4. KT Samurai

    KT Samurai The Peacemaker
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    76 exabytes, actually!

    Shannon pretty much laid it out. I also feel the need to point out that we actually threw some time and expense at dealing with our abnormally large images on the site in order to make the place run more efficiently and give us a better grade on website analytic sites. We'll likely never raise the cap, which will force all of you to be more clever about your images.

    I use this site to optimise our banner images. It does a pretty good job!
     
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  5. ThisGuy

    ThisGuy Kin of the Cosmos
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    Sometimes I love you KT

    also

    would have been a valid response as well.
     
    #5 ThisGuy, Jan 20, 2017
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