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What file format are you trying to save it in? .GIF is the smallest - try that. But be forewarned - it will not look as well.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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To shrink an image pixel dimensions (120px x 160px is the limit for avatars), use Image -> Resize scales the image down (making the entire image smaller), and Image -> Canvas Size shrinks the canvas, decreasing the size of the image without making the subject of the image smaller. Note that Canvas Size will result in cropping, or parts of your image being cut off.

You can also crop the image manually by using the Rectangle Select tool to create a selection 120 x 160, then using Image -> Crop To Selection to crop out that specific portion.

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I didn't even think about that kind of "smaller..."

Ambiguous definitions rock, neh? :-) Which one did you have in mind - dimensions or filesize?

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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