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1. Posted: Sat 8th Aug 2009 20:46 BST
This is one thing that's been bothering me for awhile. When people upload avatars on NL, the image file is uploaded in the same format and quality, but on the site it's drawn in JPEG quality. While this is fine for some of the busier avatars, this makes some of the other avatars, especially the ones I've created (since they're pixelart) look bad. I'm guessing you have them stored on the server in two different sizes, the one that's publicly displayed being in JPEG format. (Bandwidth saver?)
So, here's a suggestion/request for the future: If the image is already 60x60 pixels, don't shrink the quality to a JPEG.
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2. Posted: Sat 8th Aug 2009 20:50 BST
Mine looked great till I saw it here, then had to go back to blur it up a bit. So, I think I know what you mean. While u r here pixeldude what IS the best format for uploading?
3. Posted: Sat 8th Aug 2009 20:53 BST
I always upload in PNG format. It's fairly small and it preserves the image's quality.
4. Posted: Sat 8th Aug 2009 20:59 BST
@odnetninhow come you never picked up your 8-bit max avatar?
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5. Posted: Sat 8th Aug 2009 21:01 BST
@Odnetnin: You have to save it in PNG format. You can do this in MSPaint or Gimp.
6. Posted: Sat 8th Aug 2009 21:02 BST
@SonicMaster I didn't see it. Thanks, pixelman! This avatar makes me feel so awesome!EDIT: OK, thanks. I hadn't seen my new avi before. What would you rate it?
Edited on Sat 8th August, 2009 @ 21:03 by Odnetnin
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7. Posted: Sat 8th Aug 2009 21:03 BST
Haha, that fits yo'. You're welcome.
8. Posted: Sun 9th Aug 2009 03:15 BST
Thats a great pixel "drawing" Odnetnin
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9. Posted: Sun 9th Aug 2009 03:18 BST
@Brer Thanks! You should tell pixelman.
10. Posted: Mon 10th Aug 2009 01:44 BST
Pixelman knows what he's talking about.
And I have something to add, I changed the .png to .jpg with 100% quality and no color subsampling in Irfanview it looked fine on the computer, 60x60 as well. Although it still changed the quality of the picture after uploaded, so it's not only .png that gets reworked, it's every picture. Surely 5kb can be hosted with no problem?
- 60x60 JPEG with perfect quality compression from .png notice it's alot better quality than when you upload it to the forums. It does not matter though, it still scrambles the quality JPEG or not.
At least give us the option to host it on another server and it only linking to it if you need to preserve bandwidth.
Edited on Mon 10th August, 2009 @ 02:32 by Firkraag
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11. Posted: Mon 10th Aug 2009 01:52 BST
I'll relay this information to Ant and see what he says.
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12. Posted: Fri 14th Aug 2009 02:41 BST
There's been four days, any response from Ant yet Corbie?
13. Posted: Fri 14th Aug 2009 02:48 BST
I don't think mine looks that bad.
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14. Posted: Fri 14th Aug 2009 21:38 BST
quality could be a lot better.
15. Posted: Thu 27th Aug 2009 11:33 BST
Firkraag, I see what you mean. Nintendo Life, do we know why this happens, does it get compressed or something? It's a shame, cos my beautiful face doesn't look as good as it could.
Woah, that's a huuuge difference... Any idea guys?
Edited on Thu 27th August, 2009 @ 11:34 by Machu
16. Posted: Fri 28th Aug 2009 08:18 BST
Aye, it's been several weeks now. What did Ant say, if anything?
17. Posted: Sat 29th Aug 2009 12:46 BST
@Firkraag: I think he said "**** off, I've got more important things to worry about ".
18. Posted: Sun 30th Aug 2009 19:15 BST
Worst support I've ever seen on a forum. it shouldn't take weeks just to get an answer, especially when there's not many topics in the feedback forum to begin with. A simple yes or no is not too much to ask.
19. Posted: Mon 31st Aug 2009 07:54 BST
I'll try to chase Ant up on this one, but as it's Bank Holiday in the UK today it might be a few days. Ant is very busy - if my counting's correct, he's responsible for coding as many as fifty websites - but I'll try to hassle him a bit.
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20. Posted: Mon 31st Aug 2009 08:00 BST
It's not gonna happen....jpeg is the universal easy-to-use web standard. A comparable bitmap image is exponentially larger and other formats probably take more work to implement. Besides, it'll probably add to the already wackdiculous refresh times /grumble
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