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Old January 18th, 2009, 12:08 PM
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I have a custom-made avatar saved on MS Paint, and it's not over 130 by 130 pixels, but I keep getting a message that says 'This is not a valid image file.'

Do I have to save the image as something specific, like JPEG?
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Old January 18th, 2009, 12:13 PM
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Save it as a .png file and you can upload it. :3 It was probably being saved as .bmp, which can't be uploaded for an avatar here.
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Old January 18th, 2009, 12:14 PM
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Saving as a PNG, GIF or JPEG should allow your avatar to be used, presuming the file is 41 kB or less in size.

Edit: Buh, my dawdling meant I was beaten. :<
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Old January 18th, 2009, 12:16 PM
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Saving as a PNG, GIF or JPEG should allow your avatar to be used, presuming the file is 41 kB or less in size.
Do any of those show a better quality picture then the others? Or is it all the same?
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Old January 18th, 2009, 12:18 PM
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Do any of those show a better quality picture then the others? Or is it all the same?
It'll depend on the compression level you choose if you're saving in a high-end graphic program, but in MS Paint the quality scale normally goes (from best to worst) PNG > GIF > JPEG.
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Old January 18th, 2009, 01:08 PM
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It'll depend on the compression level you choose if you're saving in a high-end graphic program, but in MS Paint the quality scale normally goes (from best to worst) PNG > GIF > JPEG.
Actually PNG > JPEG > GIF it just depends on the quality in which you save the JPEG as.
100 should be used unless you want to save memory by lowering the quality.
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