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Animated avatars?
« on: July 28, 2010, 02:42:19 am »
Just wondering, and I might have totally missed the thread that had explained it, but when I go to upload an animated avatar, it's just frozen.

I was wondering if they are allowed to be animated anymore? I've seen a few that are, but those are from older posts. Did it change or something?

Sorry if I've missed the memo or something like that. D:
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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 03:00:13 am »
Your avatar seems to be animating to me. Unless I misread. :p

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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 03:08:58 am »
Your avatar seems to be animating to me. Unless I misread. :p

Oh, I have a different one that doesn't work, and I'm not sure why this one works instead of that one.
:3 I changed it over because it looked weird un-animated.
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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 03:45:51 am »
Animated GIF files require a special resizing process to still be animated when they're resized.  And, as awesome as this forum software is, it can't do that.  So, if your animated avatar is bigger than 125x125px, it'll be resized, and won't be animated anymore.

Best thing you can do is resize your avatar yourself, to be less than 125x125px.  I think Photoshop can resize an animated GIF properly, but I really don't know.
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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 04:58:45 am »
Aah, sillyme.
Resized and now it's working, thankyaverymuch :3
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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 12:16:53 pm »
I like this icon of your's.

And I will have to make note of this, since I may bring my animated avitar here.
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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2010, 05:39:50 am »
Here we go, this would be the spot.

I have a GIF avatar, which I tried to upload here, but is not working.
It is standard avatar size (100x100), and works on FA. So, I am wondering if anyone might know why it doesn't want to work now?
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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2010, 04:39:22 pm »
Here we go, this would be the spot.

I have a GIF avatar, which I tried to upload here, but is not working.
It is standard avatar size (100x100), and works on FA. So, I am wondering if anyone might know why it doesn't want to work now?

What's the file size? It may be larger than what's permitted.
(I'm not 100% certain D: Just taking a shot at it.)
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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2010, 05:04:29 pm »
Well, filesize normally doesn't affect avatars, but in this case, it does.  Specifically, animated GIFs with a lot of frames and/or large filesizes can sometimes cause issues.
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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2010, 04:40:16 am »
Well, filesize normally doesn't affect avatars, but in this case, it does.  Specifically, animated GIFs with a lot of frames and/or large filesizes can sometimes cause issues.

Do you what the file size limit is exactly? I've got an animated avatar I'd like to use here, and while the dimensions are 100 x 113, it still doesn't work. It's 25.2 KB with about 12 layers, if that helps.
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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2010, 08:13:54 pm »
Well, filesize normally doesn't affect avatars, but in this case, it does.  Specifically, animated GIFs with a lot of frames and/or large filesizes can sometimes cause issues.

Do you what the file size limit is exactly? I've got an animated avatar I'd like to use here, and while the dimensions are 100 x 113, it still doesn't work. It's 25.2 KB with about 12 layers, if that helps.

I don't, actually, I've never had the time/opportunity to test it.  If anyone would like to experiment to try to work up some more accurate guidelines for animated avatars, I'd greatly appreciate the contribution :-)
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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2010, 09:14:35 pm »
Okay, so I got bored and wanted to help Duino out with his icon, so I did some testing.


25 KB is the maximum limit. When I uploaded a GIF that was 25, it wouldn't load at all. But, 24 KB and anything under that loaded perfectly.
So, as long as your GIF is under that 25 limit, it should be fine.


ETA: Bad wording.

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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2010, 03:03:30 am »
I found that if it is a small icon, this site was good for the compression:
http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/imageoptimizer/index.php

My icon was just a little over the limit, but I compressed it, and chose one of the nicer ones, while still below the limit.
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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2011, 12:12:25 pm »
Im having a slight problem with my Animated gif file, at the moment ive resized it so ts small enough and used that site to compress it and it definatly works still ive checked.
But even though ive tried with the size 23.6KB one and then a 17KB one (it got bad after tht -_-) it still wont become animated
Any ideas?

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Umm.. Animated icon need help.
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2011, 07:52:57 pm »
Its a simple GIF file that worked on FA. But it isn't working here.
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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2011, 08:58:08 pm »
Its a simple GIF file that worked on FA. But it isn't working here.


Uh, what's the file size?
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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2011, 09:27:04 pm »
Its a simple GIF file that worked on FA. But it isn't working here.


Uh, what's the file size?

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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2011, 10:52:07 pm »
How do you compress gif size?
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Re: Animated avatars?
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2011, 12:20:58 am »
How do you compress gif size?

Make the gif smaller in terms of size or shorter in terms of animation I assume.

Which basically means take out some of the animation or use an online gif editor.
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Re: Animated avatars?
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