Windows Live Messenger 9 Animated GIF size limits

Discussion in 'General' started by imfaizzi, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. imfaizzi

    imfaizzi New Email

    Aug 7, 2009
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    I've recently switched over to WLM9 (build 14.0.8089.726) and changed my messenger picture to an animated gif (which displays very effectively). However, whenever I tried to replace my messenger pic to any other animated gif, it gives me an error.

    "The File you selected is not a valid image file. Please choose another file."

    I think its a matter of image's resolution because the pic currently being used is of 140 x 165 (87.1 KB) while the one I wanted to put up is 304 x 224 (385 KB)

    Tell me what matters the most?? resolution or the file size.


    P.S: is there an IM section in this forum? Please let me know.

  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    Re: Windows Live Messenger 9 query

    I imagine both the dimensions and file size would matter.

    The information I can find says to not have them bigger than 48x48 or a file size of 200KB

    There is not a dedicated IM forum here since we are about email discussions.

    You found the correct spot to put other technical questions such as this IM question. :)


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