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      02-27-2007, 10:57 PM   #1
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I want to use a pic of my car as an avatar, but am having trouble getting it down to 9.8kb. Any tips?
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      02-27-2007, 11:03 PM   #2
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Simple way, just open the picture in paint or something and if its like one of my photos, (like 3000 x 2500 pixels or something) go to stretch/skew and put in like 5% vertical and horizontal or something of that sort.
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      02-27-2007, 11:28 PM   #3
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Simple way, just open the picture in paint or something and if its like one of my photos, (like 3000 x 2500 pixels or something) go to stretch/skew and put in like 5% vertical and horizontal or something of that sort.
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your using jpegs, jpegs have a high initial size, convert to gif, they have a comparably low initial size

and 10kb is probably the absolute worst restriction ive ever come across, the creepy girl in my sig is my normal avatar, and its small IMO @ 200kb
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Photo editing programs can fix this, but it really depends on which one(s) you have, if any.
I use Adobe Photoshop which has a Save for Web feature allowing you to indicate the desired file size.
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just post the pic and someone will size it for you
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Just post your pic up on photobucket. Under edit, you can resize whatever pic you posted to avatar size with no fuss and a click of a button.
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