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    Default Signature Rules UPDATED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Shiel
    Signatures should be at most 1MB in size,
    His rule, not mine.

    This signature rule will go into effect starting April 19th 11:59:00 PM EST.

    You have been warned.

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    Can someone fill me in how to make the images a smaller size with out changing the canvas?

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    photoshop or gimp, and resize image. question: would it be hard for the forum to force resize (similar to how photobucket does it) ?

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    Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Fireworks.. (well its adobe now =p)
    Either way what you want to do is:
    Save as JPG.. with a quality of 50-80, this should give you a good compression to quality ratio.

    Fireworks has some other nice features like "Smoothing" and "sharpening of color edges"

    Either play with them, see what works best, and you can keep your file size in check..


    The problem its not big sigs widthxheigh wise, but big sigs virtual space wise! there are into the "600x200" rule but they break the now 1mg rule...
    And making a system that would redraw optimizing all images would just slow down the forum for something as simple as making everyone that create a sig, compress it a little!

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    But... 1 meg is quite a huge limit right? So there should be a lot of headroom. Especially if you save as jpegs or PNGs. This just takes out extra long gif animations...

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    Around 100kb is a Megabyte right?

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    1000 KB is one megabyte. Its a pretty huge limit. I doubt anyone who fits the 650x200 rule can POSSIBLY break this without resorting to animated signatures (GIFs)

    To give you an idea, the average sig size in this thread so far is 116 KB (or so).... a little over 1/10th of the limit. Not even close to breaking it.

    This rule was mostly made to stop users abusing the size rule by making long animated GIFs (this issue was kinda forced by a user who had a ah... eight megabyte signature - which fit the size, if not the spirit of the rule). It was lagging even those of us on good computers. 99% of you will not be affected by this change.

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    No, 1megabit is 125 kB.

    1megabyte is 10^6 (1,000,000) bytes

    Your signature has 124,561bytes, meaning you have ~870,000 bytes to spare

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    No one said MegaBit.

    And as for the other poster... she didn't capitalize KB/kB either way, so you don't know.

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    I take it the rule is in effect now.


 

 
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