Photo Avatars - file type, compression, etc

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Iron Flatline, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Hi.

    I've been playing around with a custom avatar, but I'm unhappy with my result. What file type should I be using? Gif, jpeg, bmp? Interlaced or linear? What kind of compression in Photoshop if Jpeg?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I've seen some crystal-clear avatars, and mine looks like a photocopied crime blotter. :meh:

  2. woodsac

    woodsac TPF Noob!

    Jul 14, 2005
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    Well, 100x100 isn't much to work with and my current av probably isn't a good example, but I simply resize to 100x100 pixels and use the 'save to web' feature in PS.

    By resizing first and saving as a jpg, it makes the image uploadable at 100% quality.

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