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originally posted by: seentoomuch
a reply to: Ghost147
Thanks Ghost! You made a fantastic avatar for me, yaaay! I just looked back on the last page to see the full version again and I'm glad that's what everyone sees. Thanks for being my eyes and I hope the glitch is fixed so I can see all y'alls' amazing work all over the board.
originally posted by: Ghost147
a reply to: AboveBoard
My extended avatars are always 188x2000. So unless they changed something again, it may simply be infinite.
originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
Maximum pixel dimensions: 170 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.
Maximum file size: Remains 75k
Because the layout parameters for page structure is different than the old per-2010 format, overly-tall avatars can make the thread-view a very-tall page.
Mini-Profile Background Images
A common method used by many members to "workaround" the avatar physical pixel size limitation is to use a mini-profile background image, and a clear-GIF/PNG avatar. We will continue to encourage this level of creativity in conjunction with the new avatar limitations.
Pixel Space: The new "visible" space for background images is 180 pixels wide and 400-480 pixels tall (depending on other factors in your mini-profile).
Maximum Pixel Dimensions: Maximum allowable mini-profile backgrounds will be 200 pixels wide by 1600 pixels tall. Smaller images are repeated in the background space for taller posts.
Maximum File Size: Maximum file size for mini-profile backgrounds is 100k if you're using a clear-GIF as your avatar, if not, the combined file size of your avatar and background image cannot exceed 150k.
Animated backgrounds are not allowed.
Background colors and imagery that obscure your member name are not allowed.
Mini-Profile Background Images Hints & Tips
With very-long posts, your background image will repeat within the space. So it's a good idea to have the same solid color at the top and bottom of your image. This will make for a seamless repeat.
If you're having trouble getting the file size below 100k for a tall background image, even with high JPEG compression, try blurring unimportant sections of the image. Blurred images/areas compress better than images or areas of images with fine detail.