2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 7, 2007 3:21 PM by ajohnson1200

    Avatar size?

      Tried to upload an avatar. Upload did nothing, no error. Image was .tiff. Tried saving as .png, was able to upload (so, need error message or contextual help about acceptable image types.)

       

      Then uploaded, it was really tiny. The image is converted to 32x32px. I changed "Auto Resize Uploaded Avatars" to "No" and tried again, this time got an error message saying image was too big (186x186px). Resized to 128, uploaded successfully, still appears as 32x32.

       

      That size isn''t big enough for actual pictures (which we intend to have for all employees, at least). Can the pic on the profile page at least be large enough to make out faces?

       

      And on the ''nifty'' list: capture from iSight

        • Re: Avatar size?

          hi mphilips,

           

          Tried to upload an avatar. Upload did nothing, no

          error. Image was .tiff. Tried saving as .png, was

          able to upload (so, need error message or contextual

          help about acceptable image types.)

          -- you''re right, I created an issue for adding an error message and some contextual help to this page:

           

          http://www.jivesoftware.com/issues/browse/CS-750

           

          Then uploaded, it was really tiny. The image is

          converted to 32x32px. I changed "Auto Resize Uploaded

          Avatars" to "No" and tried again, this time got an

          error message saying image was too big (186x186px).

          Resized to 128, uploaded successfully, still appears

          as 32x32.

          -- Yep, it''s just that we''re showing a 32x32 image on that page. However, you can use a 128x128 image in any template you want by using a URL like this for a 64x64 image:

           

          http://example.com/clearspace/people/admin/avatar/64

           

          or

           

          http://example.com/clearspace/people/admin/avatar/128

           

          where ''admin'' is the username of the user you want an avatar for.

           

          Right now the maximum size is 128, but your comments make me think that we need to allow for larger images.  We''ll look into that.

           

          And on the ''nifty'' list: capture from iSight

          -- that would be super cool. Should be easy to allow users to use the photo booth on OS X to grab an image and then export that to their desktop as a JPG, which they can then upload.  Lots of steps, we''ll check to see if we can make it easier.

           

          Cheers,

           

          AJ