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[Suggestion] Quality setting for avatars

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by dutchbb, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    IMO the quality setting for creating the avatars is set a bit low ATM (seems to be 4kb max). This creates notable jpg artifacts and is a bit ugly. I think the quality setting can be set a bit higher without really making huge files (maybe 6kb is enough to get rid of the artifacts).

    So is it possible to add a setting to the Options > Performance > Avatar quality or something?

    If not, is there a way to change this in the code?
    D.O.A., Jesepi, Ingenious and 7 others like this.
  2. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I mentioned this before and I would definitely think it will help create an impression of high quality on the forum, given how much we use avatar on Xenforo
    krstep and anotheralias like this.
  3. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    Indeed, I've also noticed this. It would be nice to improve the overall quality of avatars, since the re-sizing tends to make 'em a little bit ugly.
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  4. CyberAP

    CyberAP Well-Known Member

    Support this.
  5. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    .... xenforo doesn't support ImageMagick at the moment
  6. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    I'd like the option of using PNG instead of JPG -- just tossing that in, along with my general support. Avs are user-end -- those things should always be as dazzling as possible. I'd trade in a whole lot of admin conveniences for better avs. :)
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  7. Abracadaniel

    Abracadaniel Member

    High quality previews for avatars will be neat.
  8. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Has anyone verified if Beta 4 has improved the avatar quality?
  9. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Not sure.

    I just uploaded a animated gif, and it is only animated in the profile pop-up, and not in the post bit - which is excellent news to me. I took a quick look at the admincp and did not see anything obvious where there may be a setting.
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes it has.
    • .png files are now preserved as .png
    • .jpg quality has been increased
    • .gif animations are now visible in the member card

    These changes are not applied retrospectively to existing avatars.
    Andy.N and CyberAP like this.
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I've also moved this thread to resolved suggestions as the OP's request now seems to have been fulfilled in that better quality avatars are now standard.
  12. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Any idea if the image library now uses GD or ImageMagik?
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It uses GD.
    Andy.N likes this.
  14. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Good to see this has been implemented :)

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