Unable to upload avatar so that it correctly displays.

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  • #116675

    jrphoto
    Member

    I have tried over and over to get my avatar to upload correctly and thus far have been unable to do so … is there something I am missing? I can get my desired image to upload to the server but it will not display after I am instructed to crop the image.

    #116870

    drmike
    Member

    How large is the file in kb?

    What file type is it?

    Browser and OS please?

    And what should it look like?

    #116895

    jrphoto
    Member

    My file size is 23kb. My file type is jpeg. I use Firefox but have access to Explorer. It is an image of me.

    #116903

    timethief
    Member

    Is the image on your computer or is it located elsewhere?

    #116932

    jrphoto
    Member

    I upload it from my computer …

    #116936

    raincoaster
    Member

    I see the URL for it, and I think I know the problem:
    http://a.wordpress.com/avatar/jrphoto-48.jpg

    WordPress doesn’t like, as in seriously hates, punctuation in URLs. Rename the picture with no dash in it and no spaces and try uploading it from that copy.

    #116941

    drmike
    Member

    Actually wordpress puts that hyphen in. Does it to all of them. Check out the URL for your avatar.

    Can you upload the avatar to your wp.com space and provide a link please?

    #116949

    jrphoto
    Member

    It is now on my about page and here is the link:
    src=”http://jrphoto.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/p10005298jrpavatar2.jpg” />

    #116951

    jrphoto
    Member

    Sorry, I gave you the wrong info, this is the URL to this image: http://jrphoto.wordpress.com/files/2007/06/p10005298jrpavatar2.jpg

    #116952

    raincoaster
    Member

    Looks fine to me. How long ago did you upload that? Sometimes it does take awhile for avatars to show up.

    #116955

    jrphoto
    Member

    I have uploaded this image several times with the same result … no visible image as my avatar. It displays fine on my page it just won’t come up as an avatar when uploaded for that purpose.

    #116957

    jaroche
    Member

    When I opened your image with GIMP, I got a notice about an embedded color profile to the images… maybe is that. Could convert your image to PNG file and test if works as ?

    #116958

    raincoaster
    Member

    I’ve had the black box issue when uploading regular images (but rarely) and it’s usually solved by renaming the image. Not that I can see anything wrong with your image at all. Have you tried renaming it? I know it’s a long shot, but at this point long shots are all we got.

    #116963

    timethief
    Member

    Black avatars have been the bane of other bloggers in the not so distant past.
    This is a long shot. But it has hit pay dirt before.
    Transparency Renders as Black in Avatar https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=9242&page&replies=3

    #117024

    jrphoto
    Member

    timethief … thanks for the link to a discussion on my problem. I added a white background to my avatar … I think it is working now Ok.

    #117025

    jaroche
    Member

    I see it right. Glad to know is working now, I’ll annotate this ;)

    #117030

    timethief
    Member

    YAY! I found the correct solution. :)

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