[Psi-devel] Re: BUG: avatar size not checked
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Mon Aug 29 16:55:50 PDT 2005
Alex Mauer wrote:
>>The vCard Avatars JEP is way too restrictive on avatar size, and by not
>>supporting it, we don't suffer those unreasonable restrictions. Anyone with
>>a 1600x1200 display knows how frigging tiny 96x96 is. My avatar is 120x120,
>>and it still looks way to small for this monitor. Bring on SVG? ;-)
>For sure! But I think a bigger problem of the size is the interface;
>look at the vcard editing dialog in Psi for example. Windows usually
>default to a hardcoded pixel size, and a hard coded font size. This is
>changing to some extent, but still is a problem. I would be much
>happier with a svg icon, and having the programs specify "1 inch by 1
>inch" rather than 96x96, 64x64, etc. But I don't see that happening
>-Alex Mauer "hawke"
SVG is not really a solution unless you have some vector based avatar
(wich is never the case for photographs etc...)
As image conversion is always a quality loss and in our case quiet often
a growth in size I would actually suggest to not convert anything at
all. Not when we upload stuff.
Our goal should be to support every format that comes with any JEP and
use the best and biggest image available.
>From this image we should scale down avatars anywhere we want them to
use in our application.(and maybe cache them)
It can only be the best solution to upload the best images possible
under any circumstance and later on trim down resize and convert however
Because I believe that, once uploaded, hardly anybody will ever replace
his avatar with a better/bigger one.
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