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Avatar maximum size 6kB?
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Decided to upload an avatar, but I ran into a file size limit of 6kB, which is pretty tiny. In fact, I'm trying jpeg export from Picasa at 90x90 and running into a floor image size of about 14kB no matter how hard I cut the jpeg quality.

Is this size limit configurable? 20kB seems like a more reasonable limit.
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#2
You're right. Size changed to 25kB
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#3
Hurrah! I've been Avatared!
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#4
I dunno... on my 56K modem, it's going to take like 30 seconds to download all the avatars on a page even at 6k! 25k is really pushing it, man! That's like 6 seconds an avatar!
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(02-10-2015, 10:10 AM)Markster Wrote: I dunno... on my 56K modem, it's going to take like 30 seconds to download all the avatars on a page even at 6k!  25k is really pushing it, man!  That's like 6 seconds an avatar!

Just turn up your image caching, then. You only have to download each avatar once.

... I'm pretty sure that the reason I couldn't get below 14kB on a jpeg export from Picasa was that it's stuffing a ton of metadata in the image, probably stored in bloated XML. But that underlines the hilarity of the issue. Nobody cares anymore if an image carries 12kB of overhead.
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(02-10-2015, 10:10 AM)Markster Wrote: I dunno... on my 56K modem, it's going to take like 30 seconds to download all the avatars on a page even at 6k!  25k is really pushing it, man!  That's like 6 seconds an avatar!

Tongue

Are there any ISPs out there still providing modem connectivity?
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(02-10-2015, 01:48 PM)BuildingScout Wrote:
(02-10-2015, 10:10 AM)Markster Wrote: I dunno... on my 56K modem, it's going to take like 30 seconds to download all the avatars on a page even at 6k!  25k is really pushing it, man!  That's like 6 seconds an avatar!

Tongue

Are there any ISPs out there still providing modem connectivity?

Yes ... the new lowest cost monthly plan from "R*g*e*s" (rhymes with Robbers) starts their new "56k modem" plans for $125 with 100 free messages per month ...  

Tongue
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