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 Post subject: My image won't work?
PostPosted: 13 Dec 2012, 23:49 
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I have a picture that I want to use as an avatar. It's 65 pixels wide and long. But for some reason, it's saying that it's 150 pixels wide and long. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong...


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 Post subject: Re: My image won't work?
PostPosted: 14 Dec 2012, 13:20 
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Couldyou upload the picture to Caducues so we can see it?



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 Post subject: Re: My image won't work?
PostPosted: 14 Dec 2012, 17:43 
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Zeth wrote:
Couldyou upload the picture to Caducues so we can see it?


I'm not understanding. What's Caducues?


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 Post subject: Re: My image won't work?
PostPosted: 14 Dec 2012, 19:54 
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Caduceus is an image host. There's a link to it at the top of the page. You'll need to set up an account though. Unfortunately, being signed up to Mercury doesn't automatically give you access to Caduceus.

I must admit I'm totally stumped as to why it's complaining - even if it thinks it's 150 pixels, that's still just within the accepted dimensions. I was wondering if it might be a file type that's not accepted, but I couldn't find a list of accepted file types. Maybe Crystal or Zeth knows where to check that.



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 Post subject: Re: My image won't work?
PostPosted: 15 Dec 2012, 02:13 
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I actually visit another forum that has a much easier way of showing pictures. You click on a button that says "Upload picture" or something close to it, and you can then browse your computer for any image available. After it's uploaded, you copy the link provided for you and paste it in your post.

I love it, actually. It's pretty easy to do, but I don't know if it'd be an easy thing to add or make to the site...


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 Post subject: Re: My image won't work?
PostPosted: 15 Dec 2012, 05:28 
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It'd probably be possible, but whether it'd be easy, whether we'd want such a thing in addition to or instead of attachments, or whether the admins would have the time to look into it are other matters entirely. The board here is still at a pretty basic level; we felt it was more important to get the forums quickly moved to somewhere more reliable than to get lots of fancy features installed. Though I must say that, for most image uploads, the attachment facility is perfectly adequate. I realise that avatars are an instance where this isn't the case, but normally there shouldn't be any problems with uploading those.

Actually, if you have somewhere you can upload pictures, have you tried uploading the avatar from a URL, rather than from your computer? I don't really see why it should make any difference, but then I don't really see why the board should object to a 65 (or even 150) pixel image in the first place. It's not in some weird format, is it?



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 Post subject: Re: My image won't work?
PostPosted: 15 Dec 2012, 17:00 
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You can achieve something similar here by uploading an attachment with your post. You simply have to use the full post editor by Adding a Reply rather than the quick post feature. I know it's not exactly the same as what you're delineating (which is a good system if I'm thinking of the same one; might not be though).

In any case, I have an idea as to what may be the issue, but I need the image.



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 Post subject: Re: My image won't work?
PostPosted: 15 Dec 2012, 22:17 
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Here's the image.


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 Post subject: Re: My image won't work?
PostPosted: 16 Dec 2012, 05:10 
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That image is a lot larger than 65 or 150 pixels wide (my computer's telling me it's 500). I'm guessing that maybe you were viewing a thumbnail when you downloaded it, but it was the full-size one that got downloaded.

My suggestion is simply to resize it. Paint can do it easily enough if you don't have another graphics program.



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 Post subject: Re: My image won't work?
PostPosted: 16 Dec 2012, 16:52 
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Mm, yes, Les is correct. The old Mercury would auto-resize larger images. Old comm did too. This one does not.
At least the solution is simple though, eh?



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 Post subject: Re: My image won't work?
PostPosted: 16 Dec 2012, 19:56 
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(Yes, I tried it to see if it would re-size it before I posted.)



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 Post subject: Re: My image won't work?
PostPosted: 16 Dec 2012, 20:48 
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Oh.. Actually, someone did resize it for me and I swear that one didn't work either. I guess I'll try again, this time resizing it myself. If it still doesn't work, then maybe it's because it's a png instead of a jpeg...


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PostPosted: 16 Dec 2012, 21:00 
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Aha! It took a couple tries resizing it, but it finally worked! :D


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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2012, 03:23 
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Glad you finally got your avatar. :)



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PostPosted: 17 Dec 2012, 12:44 
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For future reference and troubleshooting purposes, under avatar dimensions, had you put in the exact pixels it was when you first tried uploading it or tried leaving it blank for MI to figure it out?



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 Post subject: Re: My image won't work?
PostPosted: 17 Dec 2012, 21:17 
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I think I tried both. I can't remember


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