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Elvin
Elvin


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
Tastes like chicken
posted December 29, 2007 11:56 AM

That might seem funny but how can I compress a file?
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VokialBG
VokialBG


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First in line
posted December 29, 2007 01:51 PM

You dont need to lower the quality so much as with changing the format.

Try a compressor like... this one
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GenieLord
GenieLord


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posted December 29, 2007 02:05 PM

Quote:
You dont need to lower the quality so much as with changing the format.

Try a compressor like... this one

I agree.
That's a nice program, the A3D Compressor. Very simple and easy to use.
I use the PhotoShop for that.

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Cepheus
Cepheus


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Far-flung Keeper
posted December 29, 2007 02:08 PM

I made all of the avatars on the previous page with nothing more than Paint and IrfanView.  There was almost no quality deterioration at all.  Good programs.

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Cepheus
Cepheus


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Far-flung Keeper
posted December 30, 2007 03:30 PM bonus applied.

Meh, I'll make the tutorial.

1.  Take your picture.  For reference we'll use Escaton from Might and Magic VIII.



2.  Open his avatar in Paint.  It'll be about 5 KB or so.  Quickly resize it to 64x64.



3.  Now open it in IrfanView.  Click Image, then Decrease Color Depth and choose Custom.  Set it to 64 colors.  Don't check dithering.



4.  Now that's done, just select Save As.  Choose the GIF format and save at maximum quality.  It'll be pretty small now, about 4 KB.  That's all there is to it!



Of course, you can make it smaller using compression, but this is the quickest way to work without losing image quality.
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alcibiades
alcibiades


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Undefeatable Hero
of Gold Dragons
posted December 30, 2007 04:20 PM

Good tutorial - but why not just resize using Irfanview and skip the Paint thing all-together?
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Cepheus
Cepheus


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Far-flung Keeper
posted December 30, 2007 04:25 PM

You can do that, of course, but the avatars came in 63x73, and I wanted them as 64x64.  IrfanView's resize function would only accept 80% x 80%, 60% x 60% etc... in other words, both the height and width values had to be the same (at least in my version), so I had to use Paint instead.
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alcibiades
alcibiades


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of Gold Dragons
posted December 30, 2007 07:18 PM

Quote:
You can do that, of course, but the avatars came in 63x73, and I wanted them as 64x64.  IrfanView's resize function would only accept 80% x 80%, 60% x 60% etc... in other words, both the height and width values had to be the same (at least in my version), so I had to use Paint instead.


You can specify any size in (my version of) Irfanview, and also whether you want to save aspect ratio or not.
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Cepheus
Cepheus


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Far-flung Keeper
posted December 30, 2007 07:25 PM

Not in my version.  But it doesn't matter, you can use whatever program you want, as long as it does the job.

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Valeriy
Valeriy

Mage of the Land
Naughty, Naughty Valeriy
posted January 03, 2008 05:23 AM
Edited by Valeriy at 05:26, 03 Jan 2008.

phoenix979797, you need 50 posts before you can request a custom avatar.

As of 2008, the custom avatar file size limit is increased to 4kb. Connections are faster these days and we have a dedicated server, so extra quality in avatars can be afforded without any noticeable loss.

evilhydra, dmad, guarder - uploaded

447 MM8 avatars done by Cepheus uploaded! Thanks for the good hard work! There are some great ones in this pack, look forward to seeing them around This and being helpful deserves a couple QPs

Edit: this takes HC avatar count over 2000 to 2237! Now we need more members
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Cepheus
Cepheus


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Far-flung Keeper
posted January 03, 2008 12:20 PM

No problem, Val, and thanks!  Might upload MM7 ones... some day.

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alcibiades
alcibiades


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
of Gold Dragons
posted January 09, 2008 08:14 PM
Edited by alcibiades at 20:16, 09 Jan 2008.

Finally I got myself to finish the last TOTE Avatars, including the Hero portraits. The mixed lot is here and also include new skill icon avatars, since the old ones were not that succesfull. Should be 64x64 pixel 64 colour GIF ready for upload.

Preview:

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Valeriy
Valeriy

Mage of the Land
Naughty, Naughty Valeriy
posted February 03, 2008 02:41 AM
Edited by Valeriy at 02:42, 03 Feb 2008.

Thanks Alci for 289 more awesome avvies!

Busy month! 9 customs uploaded. Enjoy!

Don't spam this thread please, makes it harder to read through when uploading.
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Wulfstan8182
Wulfstan8182


Famous Hero
, eh?
posted February 03, 2008 03:48 AM

thank you very much Valeriy. i really like my new avatar. thx ALOT!
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william
william


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Undefeatable Hero
LummoxLewis
posted February 03, 2008 06:21 AM

Thank you very much Valeriy. Damn I love this avatar
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Ceres
Ceres


Supreme Hero
and sweetness
posted February 03, 2008 07:03 AM

Thanks so much Sir!
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2ndHero
2ndHero


Famous Hero
Floppy Slayer
posted February 03, 2008 10:01 AM

Thanks! My avatar is awesome.
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Help and suggestions needed here.

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baklava
baklava


Honorable
Legendary Hero
Mostly harmless
posted February 03, 2008 11:51 AM

Kickass

It was hard for me to depart from the Waspwort though
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OD
OD


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or Grizzly Bear?
posted February 03, 2008 06:19 PM

Thanks Val.
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AlkarRahn
AlkarRahn


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Legendary Hero
Divine Arcanist
posted February 04, 2008 04:39 PM

And my thanks, too.

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