View Full Version : Declining Avatar file sizes!

07-21-2003, 07:34 AM
I notice with every forum I visit, (and I must say that's only two, CGTalk and here...) That the file allowance for avatar sizes declines very rapidly to the point where it's hard to upload a good quality one..

For a short while, they were 200,000 bytes.. Firstly.. Damn. :eek: (At least I'm kinda sure they were..)
For an even shorter while they were 40,000 bytes. Then 20,000 bytes.

Now... They are a meager 10,000 bytes.
I had a lot of trouble uploading my current avatar, which, I can assure you, would have looked soo much better even at 15,000 bytes..
I guess there is no real point to this thread, and I know there are perfectly legitimate reasons for this decrease in size, but I can't help thinking that I'll soon only be able to upload a 4X4 avatar which has lossy compression of 95%..

Jimzip :D

07-21-2003, 08:34 PM
and Black & White only (1-bit) ;)

07-22-2003, 08:06 AM
'Tis true! :( ;)

Jimzip :D

07-22-2003, 11:30 AM
you know, the NT site slowed down lots when the new forum was put up, you have to realise that this is a free forum, and NT + CGNetworks cant afford to have large chunks of there servers taken up with peoples avatars, esp when they may only use them once or twice...

dont worry, threads like this make sure that the size isnt going to go back up again...


07-26-2003, 07:58 AM
servers are cheap - hard drives are cheap.

07-26-2003, 02:11 PM
buy one and send it to me

07-26-2003, 03:05 PM

07-27-2003, 03:51 AM
just had to try out my new one/ first one infact

07-27-2003, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by lone
servers are cheap - hard drives are cheap.

yes, but bandwith is very expensive. and thats what counts.

07-27-2003, 04:40 PM
good point.

07-27-2003, 06:58 PM
:D I know I know!

Started a little buzz here didn't I?

Jimzip :D