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When uploading an avatar, it says the PNG format is supported, but any PNG image I’ve tried to get below 100x100 pixels is well over 15kb. Has anyone actually managed to upload a PNG avatar? Why is the size limit so incredibly small?

     

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Mine are all jpegs since the free graphics program I use to modify them doesn’t accept pngs.

     

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In my case, converting to JPG degrades image quality by removing the transparency. I’m just wondering why set the PNG size limit to a tiny 15kb when that’s too small for an image with transparency?

     

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Oscar - 25 March 2017 12:30 PM

When uploading an avatar, it says the PNG format is supported, but any PNG image I’ve tried to get below 100x100 pixels is well over 15kb. Has anyone actually managed to upload a PNG avatar?

Sure. Many. And you know I’ve uploaded LOTS of avatars.  Tongue
My current Anna.png is 73 x 87 and 14.5 kb.

     
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Tweaked the settings a bit, you can have an avatar of 25KB now

     
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Can’t you save in the png-8 format to reduce the file size? Or does that not support transparency either?

     

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Just changed my Avatar, says it changed but I don’t see it, posting to see if it comes up.. yep it did… thanks for the change it would not allow it earlier ..
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Winfrey - 06 April 2017 07:52 PM

Just changed my Avatar, says it changed but I don’t see it

Sometimes you need to clear your cache before changes become apparent.
Reloading the webpage with Ctrl+F5 should do the trick.

     

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Can’t change my avatar. Error message:
An error was encountered while attempting to assign your image

What could be the problem? Size and pixels are within the limits.

     
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Karlok - 30 April 2017 04:35 AM

Can’t change my avatar. Error message:
An error was encountered while attempting to assign your image

What could be the problem? Size and pixels are within the limits.

Fixed it

     
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I keep trying to update my avatar with another one within the limits (100x100), and it says that the avatar updated successfully, but then I get my old avatar back. What could be the problem?

     

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SoccerDude28 - 06 June 2017 01:52 PM

I keep trying to update my avatar with another one within the limits (100x100), and it says that the avatar updated successfully, but then I get my old avatar back. What could be the problem?

No one interested in fixing this?

     

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If you refresh a page where you posted with your previous avatar, the new one should appear.

     

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Lady Kestrel - 16 June 2017 02:09 AM

If you refresh a page where you posted with your previous avatar, the new one should appear.

It seems to work now. When I did it before, I refreshed many times and it didn’t update.

     

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