In this thread, we will discuss the creation of icons (or avatars, as they are called elsewhere). NOTE: For questions, comments, submissions, or anything else directly related to JC icons, please post in the Official Icons Thread in Comms. For starters, here are the specs of icons here on the JC: Icon Size Icons can be three sizes: - 50x50, Regular - 90x30, Tall - 30x90, Widescreen Icon Format All icon submissions should be in .gif, .jpg, or .png image format. Choosing A Format: GIF - Use gif format on images with a low number of colors. Things like 2D animation, comic book illustrations, and anime are perfect for the gif format. JPG - Use jpg format on images on images with a high number of colors. Examples include 3D or photorealistic animation and photographs. PNG - PNG can be an alternative for either of the above formats. The best reason to use PNG is for it's superior transparancy properties. Whereas gif images can have a single color set as transparent, PNG images have the ability to use variable transparency. Icon makers, please share your tips and tricks to help us understand your superior ways!