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4 years 8 months ago #1225 by Sir Lee
Sir Lee replied the topic: New and looking for the 'right' look?
Uh... is there still any common use-case for .bmp images? I mean, a long time ago it was the only format Windows accepted for wallpapers, but nowadays, .jpg and .png rule. Well, with a side-order of .gif.

OTOH, I didn't test the system for any format other than .jpg. Does the site accepts .png avatars? What about .gif? What about *animated* .gif? (You KNOW that if it is allowed, someone will do it)

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4 years 8 months ago #1247 by Dawnfyre
Dawnfyre replied the topic: New and looking for the 'right' look?

nukestar wrote: I have my black hole picture I made with photoshop. Also I should probably say the website wouldn't accept bitmap images and while it is easy to save the picture as a .jpg that might frustrate some people.


only vector graphics image formats are not bitmap image formats.
windows BMP is the bloatiest, jpg and gif are preferred online because they are much smaller image file size formats. not one website I have seen will accept bmp files.

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4 years 8 months ago #1278 by nukestar
nukestar replied the topic: New and looking for the 'right' look?
When you save something with photoshop, bitmap is the first option, so naturally that is what my pictures are saved in (all three of them). And some websites still accept bitmap, I know because I have used that very same image in several places without resaving it.

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4 years 8 months ago #1328 by Kristin Darken
Kristin Darken replied the topic: New and looking for the 'right' look?
The site will take and display gif, jpg, jpeg, png, and... yes... bmp.

But that's the site in general. The avatar system might restrict that further.

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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #1337 by mittfh
mittfh replied the topic: New and looking for the 'right' look?
Mine's a DIY effort in GIMP dating back several years (and used as my Twitter pic - not that I actively tweet much - it's far too busy to keep up!), based around the initialism I use. It stands for Mad IT Tech From Hell, inspired by the Bastard Operator From Hell stories - select a suitable font, skew it to be even more italicised than usual, rotate it so the verticals are now vertical (while the horizontals head diagonally upwards), rearrange it so the two T's are on top of each other, add the tail, then add the green / blue gradient converging on the lettering baseline.

[EDIT] Except I lost that version so I'm currently using an earlier version where the verticals aren't vertical. I also did a version with a circular fade-out at the edges which I've also deleted at some point... might get around to redrawing it one day...

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4 years 8 months ago #2111 by Sir Lee
Sir Lee replied the topic: New and looking for the 'right' look?
Uhhh... it seems something changed regarding the avatars -- they are now smaller, and most of them have been replaced with a generic one. Well, Kristin has been doing a lot of tweaking and plugin-testing and jiggling at the knobs and possibly the odd percussive maintenance... maybe it's a temporary thing. I guess I'll hold off re-uploading mine for one or two days, or some official announcement on the subject.

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4 years 8 months ago #2124 by NeoMagus
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Sir Lee wrote: Uhhh... it seems something changed regarding the avatars -- they are now smaller, and most of them have been replaced with a generic one. Well, Kristin has been doing a lot of tweaking and plugin-testing and jiggling at the knobs and possibly the odd percussive maintenance... maybe it's a temporary thing. I guess I'll hold off re-uploading mine for one or two days, or some official announcement on the subject.


Yeah, she's been working on trying to set up some additional extensions and features, and part of that apparently involves using Community Builder (CB) for managing profiles, with CB having a different setup for avatar pics. I went ahead and re-uploaded mine just to see how it works (and also our profile pages now have a slot for a banner image similar to facebook, which is kind of cool!). It's not like I can't just re-upload it again if Kristin has to change it again.

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4 years 8 months ago #2161 by Kristin Darken
Kristin Darken replied the topic: New and looking for the 'right' look?
Ya, sorry... no guarantees that it won't eat your avatars yet again before I'm done. :P

Some of these things integrate nicely, they absorb changes that you've made already and slot themselves into menus and stuff with nary a problem. And then the next one they will compete with entirely. One extension I added yesterday allowed me to replace the Login panel with something better, with a built in menu section and I though maybe I'd be able to get things down to a single sidebar, which would make the narrow screen people dance in their chairs. And then I added the next extension and it INSISTS on using its OWN login panel, which is the overly generic one currently in place. The first extension? Kept all your avatars and integrated a bunch of user data seemlessly. But completely separated the content/article system to the extent that you cannot even work on new content without opening additional tabs. The second one split out the logins and a lot of the membership stuff... but integrated the profile and PMs...

Anyway... you're 'probably' safe to load avatars and profile canvas images. Maybe.

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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #2163 by E M Pisek
E M Pisek replied the topic: New and looking for the 'right' look?
The one thing I best says it all would be from Betty Davis. Paraphrasing: "Fasten your seat belts its going to be a bumpy ride." And I mean that in the most complimentary way. :)

Kristin is testing the tires, learning the interior of the vehicle and in the most important aspect, not only taking it (and us) out for spin, she's finding out the limitations of what she has. So I'm ready for the roller coaster to keep us in motion and as we go through the loop de loops and fast hairpin turns, lets just enjoy the adventure she's taking us on. Because one day things will settle down and we'll all say how we missed the thrill of it all.

Just my 2 cents worth. No they're not indian heads either.

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4 years 8 months ago #2212 by Space Elf
Space Elf replied the topic: New and looking for the 'right' look?
Can other people upload images for avatars? The option for me gone. The tab is there, I have 'save' and 'cancel' but no upload option~

And sorry if this is what you all were talking about with the tweaking stuff, but my issue sounds a bit different so I thought I'd report it in case. >_>;

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