Avatar upload problem


#1

My 24 avatar looks like shit when I upload it to SRK yet it looks fine when uploaded to photo bucket and when I view it in windows picture viewer. Anyone know what the problem is?


#2

Here is the avatar in question:
[http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y35/HunterD1983/Bauer1avatar.gif](

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Edit: It appears srk hates modes with 16 colors


#3

Not really. You are viewing the transparent gif in front of a white background that hides the garbage.


#4

Why doesn’t it show up on the red background, photobucket, or microsoft image viewer?


#5

It is called aliasing, and because gifs are either transparent, or not transparent. No in-between. All the semi-transparent pixels get turned into that white garbage. You don’t see it on photobucket or image viewer because both of those have a white background, and the white garbage on white background gets hidden. When you add the red, there is no transparency, (and none of your aliased, semi-transparent pixels that get turned into the white garbage) so it looks fine.