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What size should the photo or image be so it may begin scaling. I've tried on a few images to resize but it keeps giving me error message saying invalid scaling error. So what x what should the image begin with before it starts resizing?

(I had to do it the "bassackwards" way: 1. click post to LJ. 2. resize to thumbnail. Than copy the image to my C drive and than upload it to my Lj account for an icon use.)


Oh by the way.... THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH BETTER THAN that other photo hosting site that I have. It does not allow me to resize the image. So I'm only using that as a back up in case something happens here. Plus, I hope that paid members on LJ our allowed a free account on "Scrapbook". This site just rocks.

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Date:December 1st, 2004 05:24 am (UTC)

I'm not really understanding your question, but that message is produced if you use an invalid set of dimensions. Only certain widths and heights are allowed. The allowed widths are 50, 100, 150, 320, 640, 800, 1024, 1280 and 1600, while the allowed heights include all of the allowed widths but also 240, 480, 600, 768, 960 and 1200.

If you want to make a LiveJournal userpic, the scaling option to use would be 100x100, then. As long as your uploaded image is bigger than 100 pixels in both directions it should scale down to that size just fine. Scaling up isn't allowed, though.

Date:December 1st, 2004 08:46 am (UTC)
if you select one of the dimensions you are allowed to choose, i get the error code also.
i tried every size and got an error code.
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Date:December 1st, 2004 09:20 am (UTC)
There's also a built-in facility to make userpics from images on the server... when viewing a picture management page (http://pics.livejournal.com/manage/pic?id=something), click "Upload/Manage user picture".

It'll respect any "Thumbnail Focus" settings you've made. Super convenient.
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Date:December 8th, 2004 11:12 am (UTC)
What built in facility? Could they make a separate scaling area to automacticly scale pics to 100x100 for an avatar use on LJ? Just a thought. I know some sites do it automatically.
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Date:December 8th, 2004 04:07 pm (UTC)
On a manage pic page, click on "Upload/Manage user picture".

Like I said, it'll respect any thumbnail focus settings you've made, so if you want to just use part of your image, click the "Thumbnail Focus" link at the top of the manage pic page and edit to suit.
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Date:December 23rd, 2004 01:40 am (UTC)
Sorry I didn't get to this sooner. I somehow missed your post and just re-found it today.

The bug was mine, and I fixed it: http://fotobilder-cvs.livejournal.com/193281.html

Though the fix is in CVS, it won't go live until the next code update on fotobilder production machines. Thanks for the report!
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