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Karl Childers

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on: March 02, 2022, 04:37:11 am
Bilgemaster, oh great and powerful one, why are our avatar pictures fuzzy when everything else we post in the way of pictures comes out clear? Asking for a friend.


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Reply #1 on: March 07, 2022, 07:51:08 pm
I've noticed this on a few forums, defocused or reduced pixel avatar images.  I assume this is to protect our identities if we choose to show our faces in our images.


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Reply #2 on: March 11, 2022, 09:03:19 am
The avatar photos are just a very small file size to give a profile picture. They need to be this small size as they get loaded onto everyone's screen throughout a thread/topic, its quite normal across all of these platforms to operate in this way.


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Reply #3 on: March 12, 2022, 06:36:49 pm
Not a big complaint as the price of admission (free) at this forum for all the information gained is reasonable. I only mentioned it because any other site I'm on the avatar pictures are crystal clear and wondered if some simple tweak here would fix that.


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Reply #4 on: March 16, 2022, 07:46:15 pm
I think it's because the the forum scales the avatar images to 90px wide, but the space for the avatar in the layout is 150px wide so the browser scales up the image to fit the space.  Because the image is scaled up from a smaller copy it looses quality so they all look blurry.

If there is a setting in the forum to scale avatars to 150px wide instead of 90px it will make them look crisp and not take much additional bandwidth.

You can see this if you right click on the avatar image and open the image itself.  It's smaller than what it appears on the forum.

Hope that helps.


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Reply #5 on: March 22, 2022, 03:34:52 pm
I think it's because the the forum scales the avatar images to 90px wide, but the space for the avatar in the layout is 150px wide so the browser scales up the image to fit the space.  Because the image is scaled up from a smaller copy it looses quality so they all look blurry.

If there is a setting in the forum to scale avatars to 150px wide instead of 90px it will make them look crisp and not take much additional bandwidth.

You can see this if you right click on the avatar image and open the image itself.  It's smaller than what it appears on the forum.

Hope that helps.

Excellent post, I have updated this now. Its not going to improve the avatars which are currently in use, but for any new avatars uploaded the image quality should be more crisp.


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Reply #6 on: March 22, 2022, 03:51:46 pm
Thanks Dan! You're an Admin's Admin.
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Reply #7 on: March 22, 2022, 11:36:08 pm
Yes many thanks to all, my avatar picture is looking bright and sharp!


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Reply #8 on: May 10, 2022, 03:12:18 am
StefArmstg has a nice, crisp example of an avatar!
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Reply #9 on: May 10, 2022, 04:21:05 pm
A BIGGO +1 to #6 & #7 - Thanks!
A trifecta of Pre-Unit Bullets: a Red Deluxe 500, a Green Standard 500, and a Black ES 350.
and it's looking like I'll be needing this for the Victors:
Трійка куль Pre-Unit: Red Deluxe 500, Green Standard 500 і Black ES 350.