View Full Version : OT - How come my avatar looks so small?

11-29-2006, 02:02 PM
I uploaded a 100x100 image, but it's so much smaller than some of yours--you can't see my boys' mugs very well! Ideas?

Jan in CA
11-29-2006, 02:03 PM
If you right click on it and go to properties you can see that it's only 63x63. How did you resize it?

11-29-2006, 02:06 PM
:o ! Photoshop! Maybe it's because I changed the pixels, then dropped the resolution so I'd only be at 12 k. I'll try it in the opposite order.

Jan in CA
11-29-2006, 02:08 PM
That shouldn't make any difference in the physical size. Compressing just makes a smaller file. Mine is 100x100 and is 7. 5 kb or so in size. It's also a jpeg.

Did you by any chance have two different versions and upload the wrong one? I've done that. :doh:

11-29-2006, 02:09 PM
Try bumping the size back up then saving it as a gif instead of a jpeg in photoshop -- smaller file size (in general). :D

11-29-2006, 02:18 PM
K, now it's super pixellated! What's my deal?

11-29-2006, 02:21 PM
If you resized it from smaller = bigger that's why it's pixellated-looking...you can't get the quality back once you've gone to a smallersize/lower resolution. If you have it, go back to the large file and start from there. :D

11-29-2006, 02:23 PM
Phew! I actually went back to the larger and started over, and still got a pixellated image, but somehow this third try looks better. Yeesh! Thanks, ladies. :muah:

Jan in CA
11-29-2006, 04:57 PM
It looks adorable! Cute kids!

If you over compress a photo you'll get pixelated photos as well. What I do is crop a part that I want to use, then resize, then compress and save. There have been a few times when I had to make the image smaller because I couldn't get the file size down, but it's not often.