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Larger avatar images?

Postby emk » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:36 pm

Thank you for setting up an emergency forum, rdearman!

Right now, your software is constructed "90 pixels, height: 90 pixels, file size: 6.00 KiB". This is pretty tiny!

To make it work, I needed to use command-line jpeg optimization tools:

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# Install the tools (works on Ubuntu Linux).
sudo apt-get install imagemagick jpegoptim

# Shrink the image and optimize to fit.
convert regular-headshot-medium.jpg -resize 90x90 htlal-new-headshot.jpg
jpegoptim --size=6 --strip-all htlal-new-headshot.jpg

Is there any way to turn on automatic image resizing or bump up the maxium image size, so posters can have pretty avatars without needing to manually optimize JPEGs to make them fit?

Thank you once again for giving the community a place to congregate while we wait to see if the DNS gets restored!
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Re: Larger avatar images?

Postby Fasulye » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:06 pm

Hi redearman,

Yes, emk has a valid point on this! :) Could you give a maximum norm for an avatar photo in "pixels x pixels" to allow me finding the optimal size for my photo? Now my avatar is far too small! :(

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Re: Larger avatar images?

Postby rdearman » Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:18 pm

OK, I'll have a go. Although I'd prefer to just make EMK an administrator! :lol:

I've made the max size 250x300... If you need it larger let me know.
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Re: Larger avatar images?

Postby emk » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:02 pm

Feel free to make me an admin or a mod, if that would help you out in any way.
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Postby rdearman » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:04 pm

emk wrote:Feel free to make me an admin or a mod, if that would help you out in any way.

Oh, I'm wayyyy ahead of you! You should have an ACP login option now, which you can do administration with.
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Re: Larger avatar images?

Postby Fasulye » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:53 pm

Thanks, rdearman! Now I have a nice avatar, maybe it's even too big? But I can choose the size now...

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Re: Larger avatar images?

Postby emk » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:59 pm

I tweaked the maximum size settings a bit—the avatars can now be 200 pixels wide (enough to fill most of the sidebar) and 160 pixels high (enough not to make post sidebars any longer than necessary once the "Languages" field in field in). rdearman's avatar is slightly larger than this, but that's OK, because it's his board. ;-)

And we can always tweak it later if we want.
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Re: Larger avatar images?

Postby Solfrid Cristin » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:10 pm

All my pictures seem to be too big. Can anyone explain to me how to get them smaller, in "for extreme technical dummies"- style?
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Postby emk » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:13 pm

If you want, Solrid, I can PM you with my email address and you can send me the images and I'll resize them for you. :-)
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Re: Larger avatar images?

Postby Serpent » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:15 pm

You can also try for example http://www.picmonkey.com/ :)
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