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Old 02-14-2008, 02:12 PM   #1
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Why is my avatar blotchy?

Ive done it at all different resolutions, and Maddie always looks blurry, sort of pixilated.

I have Iphoto.

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Old 02-14-2008, 02:19 PM   #2
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do you use photobucket? Have you tried uploading the photo from its original size and resizing it there? (Sorry, I'm not familiar with Iphoto to know if its a photo hosting site?)
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:23 PM   #3
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heck -looks fine to me.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:34 PM   #4
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I resized it on Photobucket, but when I enter the URL onto the Avatar space, I get "invalid url".
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:36 PM   #5
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Can you try to upload it straight to photobucket and use the link from it? I don't know anything about Iphoto
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:38 PM   #6
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I wanted to add that I think your dd is just adorable
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:16 PM   #7
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Re: Why is my avatar blotchy?

i upload straight from my computer, but i've noticed if i resize my pics before i uplaod them, they look blotchy. if they are the origonal size, they dont.. so i have no answer really lol
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:22 PM   #8
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Re: Why is my avatar blotchy?

are you resizing it to 150 pixels wide? Would you like me to give it a shot?
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:54 PM   #9
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Re: Why is my avatar blotchy?

I have uploaded pics from my computer in every resolution, and it always looks the same.

So I then tried it from Photobucket. Here is what I am doing:

I upload pictures from IPhoto to Photobucket in their original resolution. Once on photobucket, the pics look perfect.

In photobucket, I resize to what they call "Avatar" size. It resizes the photo.

Then when I copy the link to the photo into the DS Avatar place, and click save, I get a message "Invalid URL"

I have tried all 5 URLs---the one in my browser, and the four differnt ones on the pages the photo is on in Photobucket.

So can someone please go step by step and tell me how to do this in Photobucket?

Thanks!

Oh and sure, you can give it a shot, how would we do that though? Do you want to go onto my photobucket, no password is required, and try to make a pic your avatar temporarily?
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:59 PM   #10
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Yeah, I'll try that. Just link me to the full sized photo.

(I don't know anything about iphoto. I resize in photoshop, which I realize not everyone has)
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