I know this topic is, like, ancient, but I figured maybe people like me would be seeing them later on down the line...
I have a Photo Software program that can resize images retaining their Height:Width ratio and (in most cases) their image quality. Keep in mind this does NOT mean that I can resize a desktop background to an avatar.
However, if someone would like an image resized to fit within the boundaries of our avatars, drop me a quick e-mail at:
Attach the image to the e-mail and I will get it fixed and e-mail it back to you (this process takes me like 1 minute per image).
All I ask is that you do not send more than 2 images for me to resize or I may get a little overwhelmed (there are, after all, 90,000 members here and if only 1% does this, I'd have 1800 images to do).
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