What's your preferred avatar size?

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Should avatars be bigger than 90x90 ?

90x90 default is fine
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21%
128x128 would be great
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57%
256x256 is awe inspiring
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21%
512x512 my face will be your desktop
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Eris
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What's your preferred avatar size?

Postby Eris » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:14 pm

It has been proposed that we allow larger avatar sizes. The default is 90x90 pixels, which some find too small. What is your own preference?

I'm making this into a poll because why not. It's not a real forum until we have a poll.
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Re: What's your preferred avatar size?

Postby Serend » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:00 pm

I'm the furthest thing from a graphics whiz, and I'm having a hard time getting something small enough to go in there that's still legible.
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Re: What's your preferred avatar size?

Postby Eris » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:13 pm

What program are you using to edit the image? I use GIMP myself - it's free and open source and these days I'd say it can do anything Photoshop is capable of (albeit the number of plugins is no doubt much smaller).

In general, though, for an avatar be sure to resize the image to 128x128 pixels and then save it as a JPEG file (not png - they are larger). When saving as a JPEG you can select the image quality with lower qualities producing smaller files. With a lot of images, you can set the quality down low without affect the image too badly. In GIMP when I export an image as a JPEG I'll use 75% quality for most image that need to be small, but even at 25% things don't look too bad.
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Re: What's your preferred avatar size?

Postby Serend » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:14 am

I was using Photoshop and by the time I got it down to 128 x 128 it was so pixelated you couldn't tell what it was. I find that if I don't use Photoshop once a week, I forget everything I ever learned. :roll:
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Re: What's your preferred avatar size?

Postby CosmicTrader » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:24 am

Same as the RSI Forum.
Continuity is best.
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Re: What's your preferred avatar size?

Postby Gotrek65 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:21 am

I prefer 128x128 but I'd like 256x256 to work with doesnt really bug me too much right now as I just stick with my current avatar
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Re: What's your preferred avatar size?

Postby Eris » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:01 pm

Closing this thread since it's old, few people responded, and the current 128 size seems to work.
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