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Well, I've always wondered this. Had a transparent avatar, but when you add it to your profile, it ends up having a white background. I Googled this a bit and
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    Default HOW TO: Make your avatar transparent
    Well, I've always wondered this. Had a transparent avatar, but when you add it to your profile, it ends up having a white background. I Googled this a bit and figured it out, it's not that hard (if you think it is, I'm depressed)

    1. Get an image editing program (Paint.NET, GIMP, PhotoShop, etc.)

    2. Resize the image down to 80x80 and save it as either a .PNG or .GIF (.PNG's seem to be clearer)

    From there you're done, so you can now have your avatar be transparent. Most avatars are more than 80x80, vBulletin resizes the image and kinda screws it up, explaining the background turning white. So yah, that's how to make your avatar transparent.
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    Not quite that easy if you are using an image from somewhere. It is that easy if you make our own avy and start with a transparent back.

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    Thanks for your insightful knowledge... I am sure tons of member will thank you and sleep better knowing how to make there avy transparent
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    That's not using a transparent background, it's just resizing the image. Okie dokie...

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    What hes saying is it has to be 80x80 for it to stay transparent, if its larger then it will scale down and remove transparency.

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    80x80 is the forum standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikesmasher View Post
    What hes saying is it has to be 80x80 for it to stay transparent, if its larger then it will scale down and remove transparency.
    Yes, exactly what I'm saying. My old avy was originally transparent and it showed up with a white background. This method solved it.
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    80x80 is the forum standard.
    Yes....
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    Thanks for your insightful knowledge... I am sure tons of member will thank you and sleep better knowing how to make there avy transparent
    That was never my point in the first place. I'm just sharing something I found over the internet, you don't need to be rude about it.
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    itll be here when some newbie is tryin to figure it out


    PS. PNG is lossless so it is in fact clearer

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    My avie is 67x80, do you see a white background on it?

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    Looks fine to me Bo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H4CK3R View Post
    Looks fine to me Bo.
    So, I'm just not sure what your point is?????

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    I'm just saying that it basically has to be 80x80 or lower. No more than that or it shows white. Wait lemme edit that, I never said it couldn't be lower than 80, I just said no higher than 80.
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    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, k I get it.

    But, if you use a smaller image and mount the image on a transparent layer, it will not work with avies even at 80x80.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, k I get it.

    But, if you use a smaller image and mount the image on a transparent layer, it will not work with avies even at 80x80.
    So I guess we found the flaw in this then lol. My old act was 150x150 and resized it down to 80x80 and it worked. But by this whole thing, I was talking about avies that were already transparent. I probably should have mentioned that part.
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    So, now I changed my avie, had that one for about 3 years too. lol
    changed it back after playing with it. lol
    Last edited by blkcadi; 06-30-2012 at 09:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H4CK3R View Post
    That was never my point in the first place. I'm just sharing something I found over the internet, you don't need to be rude about it.
    Please tell me how I was rude. I thanked you for your insight and knowledge. And told you that it will e helpful for tons of members.
    Yes I can be an as but when I thank you for something it shouldn't be twisted
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy View Post
    Thanks for your insightful knowledge... I am sure tons of member will thank you and sleep better knowing how to make there avy transparent
    The first part wasn't, the second part sounded pretty sarcastic...
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