How come I can't upload a gif file well below the avatar size limit? Even when frames are reduced unless the gif resolution is very smol it won't let me use it as an avatar. Are there other restrictions I should take into consideration?
Don't bother trying, i was going to use a porn gif (it's cropped, nothing explicit on image) on my avatar but realized the animation won't play so i quit.it is a frame thing. If you use like 9 frames outta the gif regardless of size (250) it works. Vs higher frames not working well below the size limit. Dunno why but eh it doesn't matter.
Just an exampleI think the upper limit for gifs is around 128 kb for some reason. It's been like that for a while. I'd recommend https://ezgif.com/'s optimization tools to work around the limitation. Reducing the color palette can cut a surprisingly large amount of data off the gif without much of an effect on the picture.
How about this? It's 97 kb
The issue with these avatars should be fixable with the following advice plus a bit of legwork for @BOLDYSPICY! to determine the right settings in whatever software they used to make the avatars:Big thanks to @BOLDYSPICY! for the awesome work making the great artwork. But yeah we are having some big probs when we try using them......
My little puffy baby Kiwi won't bob n' weave and dance when I'm trying to use it specifically as an Avatar which is bizarre? Any help is heaps appreciated
Here are two of them I got working as animated avatars by just cramming them in my GIF editor and clicking the "Remove Autism" button:
Yes on both counts. What you're missing is that you monged out and saved that GIF file with a JPG extension. If you change the extension to .gif it'll work just fine.I'm pretty exceptional sometimes so I'm sure if I'm missing something.
The only mong here is you friend. I'm uploading gif files that are gifs. Animations play on the upload screen but apparently it gets converted to a .jpg for the main avatar.Yes on both counts. What you're missing is that you monged out and saved that GIF file with a JPG extension. If you change the extension to .gif it'll work just fine.
You can tell that's the issue because the animation plays when you visit the image directly. Most browsers have some CSI Miami shit to determine what a file actually is so they can handle it correctly, but they don't generally run it on regular webpages because analyzing every single file would slow things down.
Huh, you're right, I've updated my post to honor my mongol ancestors. For some reason I expected the preview to actually work. No idea what it clobbers the piss out of the image, then.