Signature probs

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  1. allie sommerville

    allie sommerville Read Only Funster

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    I'm new to the Forum, though have frequented many others over the years.
    But I've never had a problem before with saving my signature :Sad:

    Please can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
    Thanks :Smile:

    ps It now appears to be working - so sorry!
    Shall now try to add a pic ...
     
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    Not sure why it suddenly appeared - but thanks anyway :thumb:
     
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    you may have to resize any photos if the upload doesnt work.

    Note: The maximum size of your custom image is 80 by 80 pixels or 64.0 KB (whichever is smaller).

    oooops thats the avater size.
    this is the sig pic size.

    Note: The maximum size of your custom image is 446 by 60 pixels or 500 Bytes (whichever is smaller).
     
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    Well I've tried shrinking it but it's either too large or too small :Doh:
     
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    try it as it is first.....the program will try to reduce it and if it cant you may have to choose another pic.

    what are you using to resize it ?
     
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    This is where I'm doing my shrinking:
    http://www.shrinkpictures.com/

    I think the problem is that the original is high resolution.

    Nevermind - it was just a picture :Smile:
     
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    if you're using a windows XP try this one......near the bottom of the page on the right is IMAGE RESIZER EXE.
    click the download.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/Downloads/powertoys/Xppowertoys.mspx

    once downloaded save your pic to MY PICTURES, right click on the selected pic in my pics and select 'resize picture' from the dropdown.

    i use LARGE from the options had pics of over 2mb resized to less than 100kb
     
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    Thanks John - but I'm using a Mac.
    It created my avatar with no probs - still there's more than one way to skin a cat :BigGrin:
     
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    Does 'Avatar Sizer' work on Mac? It's free and works well on Vista.
     
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    On a Mac the easiest way is to export from iPhoto..

    First, if you want to retain the original picture make a copy, then crop the copied picture square, get rid of any background you don't need.. then click export>

    When the export box opens, use export "custom settings" , select size (120 x 120) and low quality.
    Export to desktop where you can check file size before uploading.

    jim
     
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  12. allie sommerville

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    Not sure, but it works well on the site I mentioned before :Smile:

    I'm going to mail myself the picture from iphoto in a smaller resolution and then see if it resizes to the correct proportions ...
    As I said, more ways than one to skin a cat :Wink:
     
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    hi

    did you try as I suggested ?

    jim
     
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    Hi Jim - not had the chance to do anything yet, but thanks for the suggestion. I'll try it asap.
     
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