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Getting started with a Blackmagic product? Ask questions here about setup and installation.
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PostTue Oct 02, 2012 10:17 am

I'm sure this is not the most pressing issue on this forum, but has anyone figured out how to upload a small avatar on the profile? A small yellow text says pics should be no bigger than 6Ki ( meaning Kb?). So we did and no matter how small the icon is, we get an error message saying the pic is too big!??

Any hint greatly appreciated. thanks!
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PostTue Oct 02, 2012 10:21 am

Just tried and it works fine for me. Uploaded a 90 x 90 3,19 KB jpg file.
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PostTue Oct 02, 2012 1:58 pm

pixelkitchen wrote:I'm sure this is not the most pressing issue on this forum, but has anyone figured out how to upload a small avatar on the profile? A small yellow text says pics should be no bigger than 6Ki ( meaning Kb?). So we did and no matter how small the icon is, we get an error message saying the pic is too big!??

Any hint greatly appreciated. thanks!

I think it does mean 6Kb. The maximum dimensions are 90 pixels by 90 pixels. What file format are you trying to upload? .jpg? .png?
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PostTue Oct 02, 2012 4:18 pm

Yeah, use the "Save For Web And Devices" tool in Photoshop to crank the size down, because you can mess with dithering and compression settings there (where the regular File/Save to PNG automatically makes a larger file) . Make it PNG8, instead of PNG24, which restricts the color palette, and reduce dithering and the number of colors you have in the image. 6kb is really tiny, but you can get a decent image with PNG8 since it's such a small size.
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