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Question about my avatar

Chimpie

Well-known member
#1
Why does my avatar appear blurry? And why is my copyright symbol black.

The file is .png if that makes a difference.

Chimpie
 

anotheralias

Well-known member
#2
Hi Chimpie and welcome :) I think they all get converted to jpegs. Or at least, everything I tried was converted to a jpg even when it didn't need resizing. And jpegs don't have transparency.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#3
Avatars are resized for use in the forum threads and converted to jpg which don't support transparency.
The resizing also introduces artefacts.
Graphics such as the one you have used don't lend themselves to being resized too well due to scaling/interpolation.

If you click on it to view your membercard or go to your profile, you will see a better quality version.

Avatars can be up to 192x384 pixels so try experimenting with different sizes.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#6
Brogan, is there any way we can change those parameters for ourselves? On our own boards I mean.
Do you mean the dimension (wxh)?
With code edits it possibly would be but then you'd have problems with the layout as the images would be too small/large.

I don't think there is anything in the ACP to do with avatar sizes, etc.
Don't quote me on that though ;)
 

anotheralias

Well-known member
#7
- Could I choose between jpg and png for the resizing process, and/or
- Could I instead just set a specific size and not have it tampered with at all?
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#10
Because JPGs come out about 5-10 times smaller (not a scientific number this time around). I did some analysis earlier, and we're talking 3KB vs 20+KB.
 

Ahmed

Well-known member
#11
Well, it may be worth to convert avatars to JPG, but it would nice and more convenient to have an option in the AdminCP to switch the conversion On/Off. I see in many forum users are crazy about their avatars and some of them like moving avatars.
I'm not sure how easy/difficult that might be, but I think you should take it into account.