With the recent site-wide redesign of the main site(s) and Forum,and change of templates we've been able to set new limits on Custom (personal) avatars and signatures.
New parameters are 150 pixels x 150 pixels and a File size limit of 48.8 KB. (Whichever is smaller)
Quite an increase in size,and should really raise the definition of your art and avatars.Enjoy!
Also ,good news for those of you who've made 1000-2000 posts.You can upload your own avatar at 1000 posts.
(Remember that the Off-Topic Chatter Forum posts aren't counted in the tally.)
If at 1000 posts you don't see the option to upload your own avatar in your controls in the "Edit Avatar" section,log out,clear your cache,cookies and browser, then log back in and try again.
("Preset" forum avatars are on the to-do list to be fixed.If they look fuzzy,that's because the automated resizer overstretched old uploads to the 150px x 150px limit.If any custom avatars are blurred now,try resizing them yourself for now.)
The previous limit was 700px x 200px and a file limit of 100KB.
New limits: 750px (width) x 200 px (depth) and a file limit of 200KB.
Images and animated .gifs in posts/VM etc
No change to the previous limitations.
That means a width limit of 700 pixels and a file size limit of 100KB per image/gif.
Please do not requote images in posts unless you can change the img tags to url code.Also,hotlinking directly from other sites or anywhere else without the owners' permission is still not allowed.
There's a fuller description in Tame's 2008 Announcement which sits at the top of every forum section.
If clarification is needed,or you're having a problem resizing your pics ,avatars and sig,ask in this thread and we'll do our best to help.If non-mods can offer assistance too,please do so!
Other very useful threads for help with art: MEMBERS helping MEMBERS and Artwork for All - challenges, graphics, tutorials