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    Avatar size - how to get it to 20 kb?

    I've tried downscaling a picture I wanted to use as avatar but it ends up with 54 kb at 100x100 size and it looks way too compressed if I scale it down even more. How can I reduce the size more?

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    Change the file extension to JPG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueobelisk View Post
    Change the file extension to JPG.
    It is JPG.



    It's 54 kb despite being a JPG and at 100x100.

    edit: Oh, after uploading it to imgur it's 7 kb.
    Last edited by Moratori; 2017-03-13 at 01:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moratori View Post
    I've tried downscaling a picture I wanted to use as avatar but it ends up with 54 kb at 100x100 size and it looks way too compressed if I scale it down even more. How can I reduce the size more?
    As the above user suggested, change it to a JPG image. Often times, though, this can create a lower quality, grainy image. If you have PS, you can change this by saving the original PNG image through the save for web option - Choose File > Save For Web & Devices. Adjust the bar (goes up to 100) till you get an image that's around 20kb, then save it. This way, you can get the maximum JPG file size allowed for this site.
    Last edited by Winter Blossom; 2017-03-13 at 02:04 PM. Reason: Correction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moratori View Post
    I've tried downscaling a picture I wanted to use as avatar but it ends up with 54 kb at 100x100 size and it looks way too compressed if I scale it down even more. How can I reduce the size more?

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...vatar-filesize

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    i too have a couple images i would like to downsize. is there a way to crop parts of the picture and then downsize that?
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