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 [link=http://boards.theforce.net/communications/b10006/29752469/p1/]Official Icons Thread[/link] in Comms. For starters, here are the specs of icons here on the JC: [blockquote]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. [/blockquote] 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!