Jump to content
  • 0
DenisePatiR

what are the dimension for a picture in in Pick of my Profile page?

Question

  • 1

What you are really asking for are aspect ratios.  That is, the ratio between the width and height of an image.  So, here they are ..........

  • Search > Classifieds thumbnail - ~3:2 (101×69 pixels)
  • Search > Classifieds expanded - ~4:3 (159×120 pixels)
  • Search > Classifieds expanded > More Info - native aspect ratio
  • Search > Destination Guide thumbnail - ~3:2 (101×69 pixels)
  • Search > Destination Guide expanded - ~4:3 (159×120 pixels)
  • Search > People - 1:1 (100×100 pixels)
  • Search > Places expanded ~4:3 (159×120 pixels)
  • Place Profile - ~3:2 (290×197 pixels)
  • About Land > Options tab - ~4:3 (195×150 pixels)
  • Profile > Picture - native aspect ratio; thumbnail cropped to 72×72 pixels; zoomed uncropped up to 300×300 pixels
  • Profile > Real world picture - native aspect ratio; thumbnail cropped to 45×45 pixels; zoomed uncropped up to 300×300 pixels
  • Profile > Picks thumbnail - 4:3 (60×45 pixels)
  • Profile > Pick expanded - 4:3 (320×240 pixels)
  • Like 6
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 1

What you are really asking for are aspect ratios.  That is, the ratio between the width and height of an image.  So, here they are ..........

  • Search > Classifieds thumbnail - ~3:2 (101×69 pixels)
  • Search > Classifieds expanded - ~4:3 (159×120 pixels)
  • Search > Classifieds expanded > More Info - native aspect ratio
  • Search > Destination Guide thumbnail - ~3:2 (101×69 pixels)
  • Search > Destination Guide expanded - ~4:3 (159×120 pixels)
  • Search > People - 1:1 (100×100 pixels)
  • Search > Places expanded ~4:3 (159×120 pixels)
  • Place Profile - ~3:2 (290×197 pixels)
  • About Land > Options tab - ~4:3 (195×150 pixels)
  • Profile > Picture - native aspect ratio; thumbnail cropped to 72×72 pixels; zoomed uncropped up to 300×300 pixels
  • Profile > Real world picture - native aspect ratio; thumbnail cropped to 45×45 pixels; zoomed uncropped up to 300×300 pixels
  • Profile > Picks thumbnail - 4:3 (60×45 pixels)
  • Profile > Pick expanded - 4:3 (320×240 pixels)
  • Like 6
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

I'm  not sure how these dimensions above were determined.  For a Profile Picture I've  taken an equilateral pic (512x512, etc.) and scaled it down to 133x133 since LL insists on forcing it into a 178x133 area and pasted it as a layer on a background of  178x133.  The dimensions of the original are preserved (see head shot 1).  For Pick Pictures, I found that a background of 266x133 with the original pic scaled to 133x133 preserves the proportions fairly well.  In the original pic, the head image is almost an equilateral triangle. The Pick Photo as uploaded has a 2:1 aspect ratio but when scrunched into the Pick photo frame (see my profile) my square image loses some of its width, so I guess I'll have to try different dimensions for my image.  I still don't see how an uploaded pic of 2:1 can retain any reasonable proportion in a 4:3 frame.  Any ideas ... anyone?

Tiziana - Grungette 2.jpg

Tiziana - Montana no hat 266x133.jpg

Tiziana - Montana no hat.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

You have the right idea. When the image is uploaded into your profile, it isn't cropped to the final dimensions.  It is resized.  Knowing that, you have to use your image processing program (Photoshop or GIMP or whatever), to pre-scrunch (or pre-stretch) your image in the opposite direction.  You can either do that by changing the canvas size, as you have done by putting the photo on a black background, or you can stretch or scrunch the image itself.  When it's uploaded and resized, your pre-processing counterbalances it and the result looks right again.  All of these images are thumbnail sized, so the fact that we lose some resolution when we do this is less noticeable than it would be on larger images.

On 4/19/2019 at 6:15 AM, Tiziana Corleone said:

I'm  not sure how these dimensions above were determined. 

I don't think anyone knows.  That bit of arcane information is lost in the archives of Linden Lab.  Unless they decided in a totally arbitrary fashion, whoever designed the templates for each of the pages where our photos are displayed probably made them to fit around the text space available.  I suspect that the pages weren't all designed at the same time by the same graphic designer, so they all have different aspect ratios.  At least we have that table in the "Limits" page in the wiki to refer to, so we don't have to guess what the ratios are.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Rolig's right...the key to getting nice images in SL is to understand that SL's automatic resizing algorithm does not do a very good job, so it's up to you to get the image into a form where SL can upload it WITHOUT having to re-size it.  That means that your uploaded image needs to have dimensions that are a power of 2, and should never be larger than 1024 pixels.

Let's say I want to upload a picture with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the dimensions of a 35mm photograph.  Here's my procedure.

  1. Open the original image in Photoshop or GIMP.
  2. Crop the image, if needed, to get a 4:3 aspect ratio.  My usual procedure for this is probably a lot clunkier than it needs to be, but I open a new blank 4:3 image, then copy the original and paste it in, then scale as needed to get it to fit.
  3. Perform any adjustments...brightness, contrast, add filters, etc.
  4. Here's the key step:  RESIZE the image so it's a square, or at least has sides that are dimensioned as a power of 2.  For example, resize to a 512 x 512 pixel image.  This will "squish" the image, but that's OK for now.
  5. Save the squished image as a JPEG or PNG file.
  6. Upload the file to SL.
  7. Paste the image into any Profile area needing a 4:3 format.  It will automatically un-squish and look perfect.  The same goes if I'm using it on a prim billboard or something...create a prim of the correct aspect ratio, say 4m x 3m, and slap the image onto it as a texture.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...