View Full Version : Now I know why I couldn't upload a sig/profile picture!

March 21st, 2008, 09:20 AM
I just hit on why I haven't been able to post a sig or profile pic!:)
I wanted to post it here just in case anyone else is having the same issues.

It turns out that the site won't accept .bmp images. They have to be JPEG!:idea:

Some of the images in my laptop are .bmp and others are JPEG but I didn't know that until I clicked on "properties". I had been trying to upload the same image over and over again and getting the "invalid file image" annoying thingy!:o:confused:

So try this out if you've also been having issues.:D

And if this has already been discussed to death, just ignore this post! LOL.

March 21st, 2008, 12:57 PM
Thanks for pointing this out, Amoretti. .bmps are very big images (files). .jpgs are much smaller and are used almost exclusively for photos in web design.

March 21st, 2008, 03:45 PM
Harpgal, my computer savvy DH says that when I take a picture on my camera it is jpg. but when I resize it using other software it's .bmp, so that's why my resized pics didn't download!

March 22nd, 2008, 04:45 AM
You should be able to save them as .jpg as well in that program :)

March 23rd, 2008, 12:38 PM
Ah! I will investigate, thanks!

March 23rd, 2008, 03:40 PM
Yes, eadwine is right. You should have a "drop down" menu at the bottom of your "Save As" dialog box. On that list, .jpg should be listed.

March 24th, 2008, 12:51 PM
I can't see my picture in my signature, just a link :(

March 24th, 2008, 01:26 PM
Remke, you need to upload the image in the signature section. Can't be larger than 9.8k. No more linking allowed in siggies here :)

March 27th, 2008, 04:41 PM
Thanks for the tips!

March 27th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Thanks for that, whereas I have not yet taken any good pics that would qualify for siggy awesomeness, this is helpful. :)

When I resized my pic to get my avatar back earlier, i just used paint and it worked fine for uploading (as a bmp) but I guess that's because it was the avatar, not the siggy.