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DarthAve 05-28-2007 11:28 PM

Avatar Uploading problem
 
I'm trying to change my avatar, but it keeps telling me my URL isn't a valad JPG, GIF, or somthing else. I used the picture from my photobucked and I've uploaded it to imageshack, both of which have previously worked for me, now arn't. If there's a problem, could you plz try and fix it???

Hallucination 05-29-2007 12:02 AM

Did you, by any chance, edit it in any way in MS Paint?

Diego Varen 05-29-2007 04:12 AM

I'm sorry that this is off-topic, but Darth_Ave, were you always a Mod, since if I remember correctly, you were just a member? *




* as were most of us ;) - d3

stoffe 05-29-2007 05:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Darth_Ave
I'm trying to change my avatar, but it keeps telling me my URL isn't a valad JPG, GIF, or somthing else. I used the picture from my photobucked and I've uploaded it to imageshack, both of which have previously worked for me, now arn't. If there's a problem, could you plz try and fix it???

Have you checked that the image isn't too large in size (must be 40 KB or less) or dimensions (120x120 pixels at most)?

If you can't get it to work you could post a link to the image and someone could have a look and see if they can spot what's wrong with it. :)

Thrik 05-29-2007 05:26 AM

Yeah, classic problems.

I'm surprised vBulletin doesn't automatically resize avatars and/or convert them to JPEG for us. I'm fairly sure a lot of other software has successfully done it. It's kind of something we shouldn't have to worry about these days; when we upgrade I'll try to make sure we have something that does this automatically. :)

DarthAve 05-29-2007 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stoffe
Have you checked that the image isn't too large in size (must be 40 KB or less) or dimensions (120x120 pixels at most)?

If you can't get it to work you could post a link to the image and someone could have a look and see if they can spot what's wrong with it. :)

I don't gotta check the dimentions, it's an LJ icon I have. and those are only allowed to be 100x100

oh and here's the imageshack link
http://img443.imageshack.us/my.php?image=olwiesh1.png

and here's the photobucket link
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o...ve/Olwie-5.jpg

& Topsite, I was made a mod for Razputin's Domain about 2 months ago.

stoffe 05-29-2007 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth_Ave
I don't gotta check the dimentions, it's an LJ icon I have. and those are only allowed to be 100x100

oh and here's the imageshack link
http://img443.imageshack.us/my.php?image=olwiesh1.png

and here's the photobucket link
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o...ve/Olwie-5.jpg

There seems to be something wrong with the forum's URL upload option, it wouldn't accept the one I'm currently using either if I tried to send it via that method. Try saving the image to your computer and then use the "Browse..." button at the field below it to upload the image instead, and it should work.

ChAiNz.2da 05-29-2007 11:48 AM

There ya go ;)

I saved it to my desktop then uploaded it via the Mod Control Panel :D

EDIT: Yup, I was doing what stoffe suggested the same time she was typing it.. hehehe.

Uploading from your desktop seems to always work for me when i change mine.

milo 05-29-2007 11:53 AM

Sigh...that's what I was trying to say at first but somebody DELETED MY POST

I was really trying to help, not be a jackass. :(

DarthAve 05-29-2007 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChAiNz.2da
There ya go ;)

I saved it to my desktop then uploaded it via the Mod Control Panel :D

EDIT: Yup, I was doing what stoffe suggested the same time she was typing it.. hehehe.

Uploading from your desktop seems to always work for me when i change mine.

OMG YAY ~hugs~ THE RETURN OF LACHANCE!

Pho3nix 05-29-2007 01:53 PM

Why would you upload it from an URL?

It's easier to just upload it from your computer.

DarthAve 05-29-2007 05:13 PM

I save it to my computer, but all it comes up as is a bmp, and those don't work anywhere. I uploaded it to imagesites too, but it's still always a bmp.

Hallucination 05-29-2007 06:30 PM

That's most likely because you're using MS Paint, which can only save things as a BMP. Installing the GIMP would give you more control over what you make, and it can save in more than one format. ;)

Thrik 05-30-2007 05:17 AM

I'd actually recommend Paint.NET. It allows you to do a lot of manipulations easily and quickly (text, blurring, glows, etc), but most importantly it's very user-friendly; you're much more likely to find it comfortable if you use Windows.

ChAiNz.2da 05-30-2007 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thrik
I'd actually recommend Paint.NET. It allows you to do a lot of manipulations easily and quickly (text, blurring, glows, etc), but most importantly it's very user-friendly; you're much more likely to find it comfortable if you use Windows.

Seconded :nod:

I use Photoshop, and Paint.Net has many of the same utilities and functions you'd see in a high end commercial product. GIMP is great, don't get me wrong, but when I did comparison tests, Paint.Net felt more natural based off of using both Windows and Photoshop.

Since they're both free though, give'em both a shot and see what's more comfortable for you :)

Commander Obi-Wan 05-31-2007 07:31 PM

Yeah. I use photoshop, too. It is very useful for somebody how changes avatars very frequently. ;)

GIMP is pretty useful (I used to use it). It works fine, if you are just using for cropping pictures and resizing.

I haven't used 'Paint.NET' before, so I can't help you there. But, recommend either photoshop or GIMP.

Ferc Kast 06-25-2007 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hallucination
That's most likely because you're using MS Paint, which can only save things as a BMP. Installing the GIMP would give you more control over what you make, and it can save in more than one format. ;)

Actually, MS Paint can save an image as a .bmp, .dib, .jpg, .gif, .tif, .tiff or .png


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