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I was looking at the Avatar options and it appears that this s/w allows 100x100 but then it states any above 70x70 will be deleted.

Here is what I assume you wrote:

“We have alloted up to 100 X 100 pixels only in case your avatar is an odd shape and not perfectly square. Do not post full 100 X 100 square avatars or they will be deleted.”


So I assume that I haven't been following your guidelines because I make all mine 100X100 and obviously you haven't been enforcing it.
 

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Can you recommend any free picture manipulating s/w to alter the images? I use to have a number of them on my old PC but forget the name of them. That was when I use to be into taking photos. It's kind of hard to make an image fit into 100x100 with paint unless I don't know what I'm doing.
 

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Also, why do you have this policy since 100x100 doesn't appear to be really altering the format of these forums unless it cost you extra by using more bandwidth?
 

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Rage, I agree that 100x100 is too big. Get the GIMP at www.gimp.org ( www.gimp.org/win32 for an excellent Windows port) it works great, will scale your images well, and has excellent compression options and quality for JPEG, PNG, and most other graphics formats (GIF support is an optional download on the same page due to Unisys issues)
 

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02/12/2002 03:05AM 418 README
02/12/2002 03:06AM 10,795,020 gimp-1.2.3.tar.bz2
02/12/2002 03:06AM 14,712,517 gimp-1.2.3.tar.gz
02/12/2002 03:05AM 44 gimp-data-extras-1.2.0.tar.bz2
02/12/2002 03:05AM 43 gimp-data-extras-1.2.0.tar.gz
02/12/2002 03:16AM 1,553,241 patch-1.2.2-1.2.3.bz2
02/12/2002 03:16AM 2,530,728 patch-1.2.2-1.2.3.gz


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Which one do I pick?
 

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The issue is primarily size - a 70x70 avatar is 2-3k smaller in size. At 20 messages per page, that's 40k-60k of data that doesn't have to load for each page. Also, the larger the avatar, the more padding space has to be added to the end of the smaller posts. That's why the size limit.
 

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Do I need this too?

"gimp-1.2.3-20020527-lzw-setup.zip - LZW libraries - required if you want to save GIF and LZW compressed TIFF files

You can only download these if you have Unisys' license, or live in country without software patents
libtiff.dll wasn't installed properly by the previous LZW installer. Fixed."

If so, do I have to download this crap as well?

"plugin-pack.zip - installer for the plugins from http://isweb6.infoseek.co.jp/computer/wingimp/files/plug-ins/

These plugins are compiled for Gimp 1.2.3. It is not guaranteed that all of them work."
 

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gimp-1.2.3.tar.bz2

Windows didn't recognize this file so I couldn't install the damn thing.

gimp-1.2.3-20020527-setup

THis damn file wouldn't work on it's own.
 
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