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Skin Submission no longer requires a Thumbnail

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Postby Cliff Cawley » October 1st, 2009, 6:23 pm

I've tweaked the skin submission process so that providing a thumbnail is completely optional.

Previous Rules:
  • Thumbnails had to be uploaded 128x128
  • Thumbnails had to be .Gifs
  • You HAD to upload a Thumbnail
New Rules:
  • Thumbnails can be any size, they are resized automatically on the server to be as close to 128x128 as possible
  • Thumbnails can be uploaded as JPEGs or PNG or GIFs. They are automatically converted to GIFs on the server
  • Uploading a Thumbnail is optional. If you don't provide one, a thumbnail will be generated from the screenshot you provide

Hope that makes it easier!

Cliff :)
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Postby BoXXi » October 1st, 2009, 6:40 pm

Fantastic Cliff.... That will make it SO much easier for people who submit to multiple sites like wincustomize and Deviantart etc.... Great idea!! :)
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Postby logokas » October 1st, 2009, 9:07 pm

What i don't get is why convert them to GIF in the end? It ruins the quality because the palette is limited to 256 colors.
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Postby Cliff Cawley » October 2nd, 2009, 12:58 am

logokas Wrote:What i don't get is why convert them to GIF in the end? It ruins the quality because the palette is limited to 256 colors.


It was so that they could be animated. I don't think anyone is using this feature, so I guess I can just use jpg instead?

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Postby SLoB » October 2nd, 2009, 2:21 am

Yep you have my permission Cliff ;) heheh :shock: :lol: :wink:
jpg should be default, what about animated pngs? HTML5? ;)
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Postby Pixel-Z » October 2nd, 2009, 3:41 am

The new upload system is working nicely. I've just uploaded a skin.
There are some text errors in the Screenshot paragraph :shock: :)
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Postby Cliff Cawley » October 2nd, 2009, 9:04 am

Pixel-Z Wrote:The new upload system is working nicely. I've just uploaded a skin.
There are some text errors in the Screenshot paragraph :shock: :)


Oh, that's weird. That last part should have been deleted :|

I'll fix it soon, Thanks Pixel-Z :D

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