Animated Avatars

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  1. Lindy-C

    Lindy-C Deleted User

    Any of you techies have any suggestions as to why none of the animated avatars I try to upload will move? Everyone else seems to manage it! :shout:

    Polite answers only please chaps :Laughing:
     
  2. Papa Smurf

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    Lynda,

    Check the filesize of the file you are trying to upload, and that it's physical dimensions do not exceed the site limits (80 x 80 pixels I think)
     
  3. Lindy-C

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    Hi Papa, its 80x80 pixels or below 19.5kb.....

    Was trying to upload this which is well within but no luck :Sad:
     

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    Okay, it works as a file as it shows ok in the post - lemme check USERCP settings
     
  5. camcondor

    camcondor Read Only Funster

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    Don't worry Linda, if they aren't polite you can always remember them when next they need urgent RV spares!!!! :Rofl1:

    As PS said, its usually the file size that makes the difference with animated avatars, but I'm sure Bryan and others will be along soon with other advice as well.

    All the best to the to you, JC and kids for 2008 and hope to see you at a meet as soon as I think our driveway is safe to leave with MH!!!!

    Laurie
     
  6. Papa Smurf

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    Lynda,
    The avatar is 100 x 100 - too big
     
  7. Papa Smurf

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    I tried re-sizing it to 80 by 80, but you loose the definition of the text. There maybe some others who would have better tools than I use (mms4free) that would do a better job. Sorry :cry:
     
  8. Lindy-C

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    Hi Laurie - You'd have had a ball at Grantham, hopefully we will see you at the next one (Newark?)

    Aaahhhhhhhhhhhh.... I see.......what it SHOULD say is 80x80 pixels AND under 19.5kb :Doh:

    Thanks to you both and a very Happy New Year! :thumb:


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    Oops.....just checked again and it says "whichever is smaller"......missed that bit! :Blush:
     
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  9. Papa Smurf

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    No probs Lynda. Hope to phone you in next day or so to arrange to pop over and see your vans... Keith & Sharon talked me into it :)
     
  10. Lindy-C

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    Keith did mention something about it :Laughing:

    Anytime that suits you....we're here 24/7 :Wink:
     
  11. Phil

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    Hi, if you are using Windows XP there is an image resizer available for free in their Powertoys.

    Phil.
     
  12. Lindy-C

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    Thanks Phil, I shall take a look >:)
     
  13. Tony Santara

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    Linda
    Shouldn't you be doing some work not messing about with animations :RollEyes:
     
  14. Lindy-C

    Lindy-C Deleted User

    I don't re-open till Monday, although out of the goodness of my heart I have answered several calls and emails today..........too helpful for my own good I reckon! :Doh:
     
  15. Lindy-C

    Lindy-C Deleted User

    Thanks for the offer, I shall certainly bear that in mind........although I might just keep my existing one for a little while, those who know me might think it is actually quite appropriate :Blush:

    Welcome to the site by the way :Smile:
     
  16. Terry

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    Hi I think you have to change them from jpeg to gif--not 100% sure as Sallytraffic from the other side did mine:thumb:
    terry
     
  17. Lindy-C

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    I think gifs are OK as long as the size is right Terry...........I can't go over and ask Frank as my subs just ran out and I ain't payin' a tenner for the "privilege" of posting :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     
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    Hi I remember Frank changed them to gifs the size was 80 x 80 hope this helps--he did sent instructions but after 3 hrs I gave up>:)
    terry
     
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    This is what Frankk sent me----CLEAR AS MUD to me--i HOPE Frank does not take any offence at my posting this:thumb:
    Terry you need something like photoshop.

    You get a number of similar and suitably sized pictures (jpegs) no more than 80 pixels high and wide and load them into photoshop. They are then made into separate layers of the same photo. The whole thing is then saved as a single picture (.gif) during this process you get to choose how long between each layer.

    If you don't have photoshop or something similar and/or you find it beyond you if you send me the pictures I'll try and make you one.



    BTW its an avatar

    Regards frank

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