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As Designed Gravatar Avatars Display as 200 by 200 Regardless of Size

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Amaury, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    I realize this may be an "issue" on Gravatar's side, but the last and only other time I reported a Gravatar issue, it actually turned out to be something on XenForo's side, so we'll see with this. :)

    Here's the file for my current avatar:


    The dimensions are 108 by 113. However, it seems that when uploaded via Gravatar, the dimensions are always 200 by 200 regardless of the original size. I only just now noticed this because this and last week's avatar were the first time I haven't used avatars of 200 by 200 in a long time.

    Uploaded on Gravatar: 200 by 200

    Avatar 2.PNG

    Uploaded Locally: 108 by 113 (actual size)

    Avatar 3.PNG
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Gravatar upscales and crops the avatar to various sizes as a square.

    We do the same for the 'small' and 'medium' sizes. For the 'large' size we maintain the aspect ratio and we do not upscale it. As well as serving as a more appropriate image to display on the user profile, it also serves as being the "original" image which we can allow you to crop from so if you upload a landscape avatar, you can choose which portion of that avatar is displayed at the medium and small sizes.
    Amaury likes this.
  3. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    That makes perfect sense, Chris! :)

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