The default profile picture is a simple graphic in 2 colours. This is saved in JPEG format which is intended for photographs. It would be more space efficient to save this image in PNG format.

The picture in JPEG, 13367 bytes:

The picture in PNG, 1117 bytes:

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Status:Active» Needs review
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new17.26 KB

Here is a patch :)

Status:Needs review» Reviewed & tested by the community

Status:Reviewed & tested by the community» Needs review

I take that back. What about IE users?

Why not just compress the JPG?

IE supports standard PNGs since IE4 :) Transparent PNGs have problems in IE6 and below, but since this is not transparent it should work fine. I haven't tested this in IE though.

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new10.19 KB

I dusted off an old virtual machine with IE6 to have a look. It works!

Status:Needs review» Reviewed & tested by the community

Awesome.

Status:Reviewed & tested by the community» Fixed

Status:Fixed» Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.