Thread: How to Make Avatars
09-15-2002, 11:01 AM #1
How to Make Avatars
Okay, I have several pictures that I would like to use as avatars. I know they have to be within 150 x 150 pixels, and under 20,000 bites in size. The problem is, my pictures are too big. So what I do is go into a bitmap, and edit the picture with paint. I shrink it to 150 x 150 or even smaller, but then the bite size skyrockets up. A picture that is normally 8000 bites, turns into 80,000 after I shrink it. Also, I tried just putting a black dot on a 120 x120 white background. This used up 25,000 bites! Why is this? Anyone? How do I shrink down my pictures to make them the proper pixels, and bites?
09-15-2002, 11:27 AM #2
Attach the picture you want to use in a post. I'm sure someone will be willing to resize it for you.
09-15-2002, 01:02 PM #3
Would someone please resize this image for me to use as an avatar? Also, could you please explain how you did it so I can do my own pictures in the future?
09-16-2002, 09:48 AM #4
first problem is you're using "Paint" ... it doesn't let you to do much ... I suggest Photoshop Elements, I think it's about $40, and gives you the all the basics
I simply shrank your picture using Image -> Image Size, saved it, and used a photo optimizer (Ulead Smart Saver - another EXCELLENT program) to get the file size under 20K
09-16-2002, 03:57 PM #5
Thanks alot Skid.
09-16-2002, 06:02 PM #6
go to zdnet, search for jpeg editing or bmp editing. I have a program called quick epics. Got it off zdnet for free, trial. Got the serial online and there you go. Just the trial will be enough to resize a pic for your avatar.
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