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Angelus
08-11-07, 19:28
Anyone know how to do this? I've been trying for a while now but I can't do it.

Help would be appreciated. :)

Lara Coft Baby
08-11-07, 19:31
I always make sure the file is in jpeg/jpg format. Gif and Bmp are higher file sizes. Or keep resizing till its under the right file size

Geck-o-Lizard
08-11-07, 19:32
Keep it simple. The more colours and pattern in the image, the bigger the filesize will be, and the more quality you'll need to lose to get the filesize down. Also, I use Photoshop's Save For Web utility so I can see how it will look when it's compressed, and I'll experiment with both JPG and GIF compression to see what looks best. (Gif's good for flat colours/illustrations with simple colour ranges, JPG's better for photo type images with higher colour ranges)

Legend 4ever
08-11-07, 19:32
Actually I always make sure it is Bmp, because Jpg can never be under 10KB in my experience.

Angelus
08-11-07, 19:32
I've done that, but I want it to be good quality. The ones I've saved that are good quality are all over 10KB.

NemesisxAngelus
08-11-07, 19:35
Have you already tried .PNG already? :)

Geck-o-Lizard
08-11-07, 19:38
Actually I always make sure it is Bmp, because Jpg can never be under 10KB in my experience.

BMP is NOT for use on the internet! It is generally lossless, but that's because it isn't compressed. JPG can easily be under 10kb - what software are you using?

Earthcane
08-11-07, 19:39
I have a different solution (click the linky ;) )
They come in all different shapes and sizes, you know :D;)

http://www.avatarsland.com/index.php

Reggie
08-11-07, 19:41
I know I've complained of problems before about getting an avatar below 5kb before but I find 10kb quite easy to work with. Like Grace said, it usually depends on the image you're using. For example, try getting a transparent colour wheel looking half decent :p

Why not post the avatar and maybe someone can help (I'll give it a bash if you like :))
Hope you solve your avatar problem.

danitiwa
08-11-07, 19:42
You can find some qualily avatars here. (avatars.jurko.net) :D

Angelus
08-11-07, 19:43
I'm using Photoshop 7. I'm just attempting to add a border and I'll post it to see if anyone can do their magic on it. :)

Mytly
08-11-07, 19:46
Use IrfanView (http://www.irfanview.com/). Its resample function makes even low quality images look good.

It shouldn't be too difficult to get an avatar-sized image (128x128 pixels) under 10kb if you save it as a .jpg with quality between 75-85%.

NightWish
08-11-07, 19:49
Mine is .gif looks geat and has high quality :p so its not that importent weather its jpg or gif BUT bmp is a hard nut to crack

danitiwa
08-11-07, 19:57
Use IrfanView (http://www.irfanview.com/). Its resample function makes even low quality images look good.

It shouldn't be too difficult to get an avatar-sized image (128x128 pixels) under 10kb if you save it as a .jpg with quality between 75-85%.

Is there any tutorial on how to reduce file size on animated gifs with irfranview? :wve: =S

kooky
08-11-07, 19:59
you could also try to find avatars here. ;)


http://www.avatarsdb.com/

Angelus
08-11-07, 20:12
Here it is:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Tabula_Rasa/My%20Pics/TRF61.jpg

Maybe someone could work their magic? I'd appreciate it a lot. :)

By the way, I'd just like to say thank you to everyone who has attempted to help me. :tmb: Especially Dani, who pointed out my qualily typo. :p

kooky
08-11-07, 20:17
I can resize it for you, Angelus. :)

Angelus
08-11-07, 20:18
I can resize it for you, Angelus. :)

Could you possibly?

Thank you very much! :hug:

kooky
08-11-07, 20:27
Resized for Angelus. ;)

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb215/tutuy4/Avatars/TRF61.jpg

Do you like it? :)

Mytly
08-11-07, 20:29
Is there any tutorial on how to reduce file size on animated gifs with irfranview? :wve: =S
No idea, sorry. :o You could look through the IrfanView site, though.

Angelus
08-11-07, 20:30
Resized for Angelus. ;)

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb215/tutuy4/Avatars/TRF61.jpg

Do you like it? :)

Yes - thank you very much. :hug:

BtoFu
08-11-07, 22:13
I jerked around for ages trying to get mine under 5k and now it's under 10, which would have been so easy. The colour quality of my pink traffic cones has suffered for nothing.

Andariel
09-11-07, 05:15
ImageReady which comes with Photoshop will allow you to modify the image quality and see what the file size will be before saving it. i figure this will help those who have the software. the version i have is 8; the original CS. since i have used version 7 in the past there is not too much difference visually between both ImageReady versions.

1. when finished editing in Photoshop you can import the avatar into ImageReady. CS has an import button on the tool palette but i dont believe 7 does. so you need to click on File and find where it lets you edit or import into ImageReady. CS and 7s menus are different but you will find the function in the File menu.
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2. this picture is of ImageReady and should answer your question. again, even though the versions are different the tools are mostly in their same places.

i hope this helps. if not you can PM me an avatar and i can do it if need be. :)

http://i5.************/7yicmde.jpg

Legend 4ever
09-11-07, 06:17
BMP is NOT for use on the internet! It is generally lossless, but that's because it isn't compressed. JPG can easily be under 10kb - what software are you using?

Well, I can't make it smaller in Photoshop. Then I use Microsoft Office Picture Manager on BMP files.

But my current avatar is JPG, still I couln't resize it in Photoshop (even now when the limit is 10 KB), so I used Microsoft Office Picture Manager again.

Mad Tony
09-11-07, 06:27
Use IrfanView (http://www.irfanview.com/). Its resample function makes even low quality images look good.

It shouldn't be too difficult to get an avatar-sized image (128x128 pixels) under 10kb if you save it as a .jpg with quality between 75-85%.You see, I tried that with an avatar I want to use that is 128x128 pixels yet I still can't bring it below 15.4Kb :confused:

Mytly
10-11-07, 13:50
You see, I tried that with an avatar I want to use that is 128x128 pixels yet I still can't bring it below 15.4Kb :confused:
Are you changing the quality settings? When you save a .jpg image in IrfanView, it should show you an additional dialog box called "Jpeg/Gif save options" (if it doesn't, simply tick "show options dialog" in the "save as" dialog box). You'll see a slider marked "lowest-best". The default setting is probably 100, so just lower it to about 85. Then save the image under a different name (so that you don't overwrite the original). If it still isn't below 10kb, then just repeat the process with a lower quality setting (say, 80 or 75).

Mad Tony
10-11-07, 13:53
Are you changing the quality settings? When you save a .jpg image in IrfanView, it should show you an additional dialog box called "Jpeg/Gif save options" (if it doesn't, simply tick "show options dialog" in the "save as" dialog box). You'll see a slider marked "lowest-best". The default setting is probably 100, so just lower it to about 85. Then save the image under a different name (so that you don't overwrite the original). If it still isn't below 10kb, then just repeat the process with a lower quality setting (say, 80 or 75).I tried 70 and I still couldn't get it below 10kb.
I must be doing something wrong here.

Mytly
10-11-07, 14:51
I tried 70 and I still couldn't get it below 10kb.
I must be doing something wrong here.
It could be that your image is overly complex - too many colours, for example. :confused:

Anyway, if all else fails, just post the image here, and I'll see if I can resize it myself. :wve:

Mad Tony
10-11-07, 14:55
It could be that your image is overly complex - too many colours, for example. :confused:

Anyway, if all else fails, just post the image here, and I'll see if I can resize it myself. :wve:Nope. It's just like my current one, which I easily managed to get under the limit.

Well, maybe you could give it a shot
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g243/mnts747/jessica_simpson_5.jpg
Thanks :)

petujaymz
10-11-07, 14:56
Applications such as Paint Shop Pro usually have a compress image option.

Image quality is rarely affected (or noticable); after all, TRF avatars are only 128x128.

:wve:

george_croft
10-11-07, 15:02
Nope. It's just like my current one, which I easily managed to get under the limit.

Well, maybe you could give it a shot
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g243/mnts747/jessica_simpson_5.jpg
Thanks :)

Here you go Ben:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/george_ganno/MadTony_avatar.jpg

^6.52 kB, you have to disable lots of color information and still let the quality remain somewhat high. :wve:

Mad Tony
10-11-07, 15:10
Here you go Ben:

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/george_ganno/MadTony_avatar.jpg

^6.52 kB, you have to disable lots of color information and still let the quality remain somewhat high. :wve:Wow! Thanks George. :D

Mytly
10-11-07, 15:11
Looks like George beat me to it ...

^6.52 kB, you have to disable lots of color information and still let the quality remain somewhat high. :wve:
What do you mean? :confused: I got it to 7.73 kb just by saving it at 90% quality in IrfanView. No need to disable anything.

Mad Tony
10-11-07, 15:12
Looks like George beat me to it ...


What do you mean? :confused: I got it to 7.73 kb just by saving it at 90% quality IrfanView. No need to disable anything.:confused: I saved it at a lot less than 90% and it came out at about 15kb.

Thanks anyway :)