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I cannot get a picture to upload as my avatar. Can anyone help? Is the feature working or has it been disabled?

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Re: Avatar - what's up with the Avatar?

Seems fine here - have moved your post to this section, as our webwonks are monitoring this for problems

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Avatars still don't work for me? Is there a particular sort of file i'm supposed to be uploading?

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A JPG file is the best. A 72dpi RGB JPG file even better!

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Re: Avatar - what's up with the Avatar?
Clare Newsome:
A JPG file is the best. A 72dpi RGB JPG file even better!



oooOOOooo. Adobe RGB or sRGB? And of course, dpi only refers to print.......Wink




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Re: Avatar - what's up with the Avatar?

No it doesn't.

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Rephrase - it only makes sense in the context of a given print size - dpi means nothing on screen, as monitor resolution and size vary.


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72 dpi has been adopted as the standard image resolution for all screen displays, regardless of monitor resolution and size, so it means a great deal on screen. It is to do with minimising file sizes and download speeds more than image quality. Anyway...

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Yeah sorry, a facetious statement has turned into a semantic argument (must be the influence of a jobsworth [expletive deleted] I've just been talking to). But.....what I was trying to say was an image cannot in itself be 72dpi. Shall we move on? Big Smile










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Before computers and screens (and digital imagery) there was lines per inch for printing, so there was possibly a print resolution of 72 lpi, but don't quote me on that. As you probably know, the standard print resolution is 300 dpi and the job I have explaining this to Design students isn't easy. Move on I have JD.

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I seem to be having the same problem with the Avatar. I've tried uploading pictures/images of different sizes and nothing seems to work. Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

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It's a current problem. The people with pens in their top -pockets are working on it.

 

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Thanks Andrew. Best regards.

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Andrew - Have the 'people with pens in their top -pockets' still not sorted this out?

 

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I'll check with them tomorrow.

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dpi is only relevant when we have a size, 72 dpi on a canvas that's a mile long is going to look rubbish, on something an inch long it will look just about ok. Simple


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