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Dimensions in Pixels for Profile Pics


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Hi Everyone - I'm sure this has been asked but I can't find the answer - can you tell me the correct size in pixels - height and width - for Profile Pics (1st and 2nd Life boxes) that won't require adjustment by any viewers (aspect ration will be correct) ? 

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32 minutes ago, Cerebrogasm said:

Hi Everyone - I'm sure this has been asked but I can't find the answer - can you tell me the correct size in pixels - height and width - for Profile Pics (1st and 2nd Life boxes) that won't require adjustment by any viewers (aspect ration will be correct) ? 

Much thanks!

Texture sizes

Textures should be as small as possible — texture size is highly context-sensitive so it takes experienced artistic judgment. For example, if you're texture-mapping a tiny pebble, its detail can be negligible compared to a giant tree in the same scene. For general use, 512x512 is a fair balance.

The maximum resolution for an uploaded texture is 1024x1024 pixels; if you upload a bigger image, it is scaled down to 1024x1024 pixels. Even if you have a fast Internet connection and a top-end graphics card, your computer can only display a finite amount of texture data

ETA. I normally crop profile pics to 1024x1024

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Profile picture display doesn't have universal dimensions.

Web profiles (my.secondlife.com, official viewer) have 1:1 aspect ratio.

Classic profiles (old-style interface, Firestorm, etc) are displayed in 218x155 resolution, or about 44:31 aspect ratio.

You have to pick which one you don't want to have distortion. You can't have both.

If you want classic profiles to look "correct," you have to create a texture with that aspect ratio, then stretch it up to the nearest power of 2. For example, you would create a 218x155 pixel image, then stretch it to 256x256 and use that as your profile image. It will be squished back down to the correct size and it will look correct.

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