How to upload a gif as an avatar?

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  1. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    I've tried to upload a gif as an avatar, but it appears as a still pic.

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    The extension shows as .gif - just wondering if I'm doing something wrong, or does the site not permit gifs as avatars? (I've seen a few members here though with ''animated'' avatars.) TIA for your help.
     
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  3. Bells Staff Member

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    No idea.

    I had mine for years, before the new software was adopted.

    I have been scared to try to change it since then in case it stops working..
     
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  5. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    A gif isn't necessarily an animated gif. Are you sure yours is animated?
     
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  7. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Yea, I wonder if it can’t be done since the upgrade. I’ve tried uploading with the .gif extension, but it’s not working.
    Good point. It’s a gif I’m looking to add. I’m not sure a regular animated pic would upload (like Bells’)
     
  8. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I tried but it didn't move either.
     
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  9. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Lol

    Is that the avatar showing? What are they supposed to be doing? (not standing still, I’m assuming)
     
  10. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Now that you've seen it I'm going back to the old one

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    They were supposed to be moving like they were dancing.
     
  11. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    The one I want to upload is a bird sitting on a branch, but another bird is flying up to join it, then flies down. You’d have to see it lol

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  12. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 71 years old Valued Senior Member

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    I found this

    As with my old man typing profile pic I downloaded from a site

    Selected it when change photo

    Did see File to big but when I exit it was there working

    File name is Wegs butterfly.gif

    Download to your computer and select when edit profile

    Hope you like and it works

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  13. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks - I had taken these steps when I tried to upload a gif of my own originally, but it didn't work. I tried yours, and it didn't work. By ''work,'' I mean...it displays like a still pic.
     
  14. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    This is the one I'd like to upload:

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  15. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    That one didn't work for me either. Maybe it's too big? When I tried to use it as my avatar it didn't move. When I click on it on my computer it does move so it's just a sciforums avatar issue.
     
  16. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Ah, it could be too big, but it's not telling that the file is too big. It uploads, but remains still. Well, that's a shame, I like that one.

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  17. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Hey look, it worked! So, it's a size thing.

    Edit, I changed it back...but I tried your ''bells'' avatar, and it worked.
     
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  18. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 71 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Some info

    Old man typing 27.17 K size 250X119=41kp
    Works for me

    Butterfly I sent you 218 K size 220X220=48kp
    Not work for me

    Below thumbs

    Blue one not work

    What size is the bell one please? Will save a bit of time only sending those which might work as avatar

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  19. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    I would like this one, too ^^ But, the file is too large. It's so perfect though.
    It's the size that is the issue, so I'll have to find some smaller gifs. Thanks for the help!
     
  20. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Yay, I did it. It is a size thing for sure, I had to find one like around 200 x 160. Even though the dimensions on sci forums say 200x200 (at least).
     
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  21. Bells Staff Member

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  22. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Omg, it works! The key is that the gifs need to fit under a certain ''kb'' no matter if the dimensions are small enough. This is 32. I tried others that were around 90 - 100 and they didn't work. Yay!

    Thanks, Bells!!

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  23. Bells Staff Member

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    What's the max size for avatars?

    I'm scared to check in case I stuff my one up.
     

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