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Technical Issues Getting a Gif for an Avatar Picture

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I tried to follow Pathfinder's example of putting a gif of my "Pokemonsona" Zoroark on as my avatar, but every one gif I tried using says it's too big to be used.

How does one go about getting a working Gif for one's avatar? Some advice would be appreciated.

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Try to resize the GIF with this website: https://ezgif.com/resize

then retry to put the gif on your profile picture.

Keep in mind that the gif must be short to be a small file. (at least 2.5 sec...)

Edited by A French Derpy full of Salt

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The maximum file size your profile picture can have is 0.15MB (150 KB). You can right-click the image/gif to view its properties, where you'll find its file size.
If your gif is too big, reduce the filesize of it.

To reduce the filesize of a gif you can:

- SCALE IT DOWN
Note, that using images/gifs bigger than 120x120 will unnecessarily take some extra file size, as the forums will reduce it to 120x120 anyway, due to its display.

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- CROP IT
If resizing will make details barely visible, consider cutting some unused or less important parts. (dimensions-wise)

- CUT SOME FRAMES OUT (MORE ADVANCED OPTION)
The longer the animation is, the heavier the gif. Consider cutting out some frames at the beginning and/or at the end if these are irrelevant. If the animation is smooth, it would be possible to relatively seamlessly drop some frames in the middle as well.

 

GIMP would be more than enough to perform all of these changes.
If you'd have troubles, I could modify the gif for you if you'd like.

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