Originally Posted by ScottyDaQ
Displays a small graphic image below your details in posts. Only one image can be displayed at a time, its width can be no greater than 150 pixels, the height no greater than 150 pixels, and the file size no more than 1708984 KB.
Where did ya find that quote Scotty? That size isn't right ... it would be around 1.6 GB.
It's awful big even if the author meant bytes instead of kilobytes... it would still be over 1.6 MB ... if the author meant kilobits and assuming an 8 bit byte it's just over 200kb ...still unreasonable IMHO ... a single avatar could take 3 minutes to load for a dial up user
I would try to keep an avatar to 30 kilobytes or less (30720 bytes).
has a great freebie online tool for optimizing .gif avatars.