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I have a pic I want to change into an avatar, can someone help?
I have a picture on my computer that I want to change into an avatar, and I used Photoshop to change the size to 100x100 but when I try to upload it, it says "this picture is too big, the maximum size is 6120 bytes". Can someone help? Any help is appreciated, thank you.
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Try to decrease the number of colors... often, 65K colors are sufficient instead of 'true color' and the picture will still look fine.
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Try making the height smaller at 75 pixels, leaving the width alown at 100 pixels. (That's the size I ended up using for mine)
Plus make sure your at 72 dpi (resolution), than, in Photoshop change your setteing under IMAGE (at the top menu bar) - pull down to MODE, than select INDEXED COLOR and save it as a GIF (uses less colors which will make it a smaller file than a JPEG – but it won't look as nice as a JPEG, but who cares ... it's only a small avatar)
... I was wondering how you were coming along with your avatar?
Originally posted by Tamas Try to decrease the number of colors... often, 65K colors are sufficient instead of 'true color' and the picture will still look fine.
Also, WinBlue06 if you don't know how to get less colors... try this:
In Photoshop when you choose "Save for web" (found under FILE at the top menu bar) than just above the image preview screen, choose 2-up – that way you can see your original and also see what the optimized version will look like (at the bottom it will also show you the file sizes too) – then select the setting (on the right side) GIF instead of JPEG, and "diffusion" and make sure that "interlaced" is NOT checked. Try experimenting with less colors – you can see the difference. when you like wat you see click save in the top right and that should be it!
If you have a picture that you want to get just baaarely under a certain file size limit, the best thing to do is File-->Save For Web. You get a preview screen with all sorts of options for tweaking an image size.