View Full Version : Reminder on avatar sizes!! Reduce, reduce!

18th October 2006, 10:03 PM
They are creeping up and up in width..,

Out of courtesy to others especially those with smaller computer screens, please check your avatar size -- they should not be wider than mine, which is the maximum size. Directions on how to get your avatar to the right size here:


I may need to switch over to a system where you will u[load an avatar and then it will be automatically sized by thius gives you a lot less flexibility to change your avatar picture regularly. So please, do try to fit the maximum size -- which is already about a fourth larger than I used to allow when I had a working auto-resize program. :thmbsup:

19th October 2006, 02:54 AM
Sorry, my avatar is bigger and I have been trying to get it reduced, but I am having troubles with it......I'll keep trying tho!!! Once I re-size it in Paint Shop, I can't find the smaller picture on my computer, which is very odd because I have done this before without any troubles.

19th October 2006, 02:57 AM
Aha! Success! I think I have done it now!! LOL! I was looking in the wrong place for the new photo.....duh!

Cathy T
19th October 2006, 04:33 AM
Do I need to reduce mine?

Yep, looks like I do. Will do that now.

19th October 2006, 10:59 AM
Hope this is better ,decided to change picture too.

19th October 2006, 04:21 PM
I don't mind a small bit larger but they have been getting wider and wider... :lol: pretty soon it will all be giant dog portraits! I used a small screen at work and it was a real pain; the larger avatars can take up half the browser especially for anyone who might be enlarging the page slightly to read it better. It's always good to keep in mind that not everyone can view things in the same format -- it's one of the reasons I do try to set limits on avatar sizes and why we don't have sig pictures; posts can be difficult to read. :)

19th October 2006, 04:26 PM

I know that mine is a bit wide, please let me know if you want me to change it as Roxanne had it made for us.

20th October 2006, 12:47 PM
Hi Karlin, is this avatar to small? I decided to update the pic as Jeremy has grown quite a bit since the last avatar.

23rd October 2006, 03:20 AM
There's no such thing as a too small avatar! :lol: By preference I'd really like all avatars please to stay the width that I've set which as I noted, is already considerably larger than the old resize programme allowed. I'm trying to set up some profile pages where people can keep larger pics if they want and really keep the board avatars at a consistent size. The reason I chose a standard size on Flickr is that it is easy to set up a Flickr account and it makes getting exactly the right size avatar very easy as the small size image will not exceed the max width.

If I get a chance I will write up a complete walk thru on how to set up a Flickr account.

23rd October 2006, 09:30 PM

Can I just have a few days, some of my pictures are on our other computer and it is not hooked up. I want my avatar to be of both of my boys and then I will change it.

23rd October 2006, 09:47 PM
Just posting to compare the width of mine to others....