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 Post subject: How do I post a picture as an avatar?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:28 pm 
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I am not very good at these things apparently.

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 Post subject: Re: How do I post a picture as an avatar?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:34 pm 
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User Control Panel (top right) to Edit Profile to Edit avatar.

Then choose one of the options of a file from your computer, or a link to a website. The images have to be 6KB or smaller and 100x100 pixels max

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 Post subject: Re: How do I post a picture as an avatar?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:26 pm 
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Ok I tried that but apparently all of my pics are too big. Next dumb question. How do I make one small enough to use?

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 Post subject: Re: How do I post a picture as an avatar?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:28 pm 
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right click the desired image, open in paint, ctrl-w, tab, tab, 50 (or whatever percent) save as. instructions may vary somewhat based on your os etc etc.

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 Post subject: Re: How do I post a picture as an avatar?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:31 pm 
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Is this becoming a frequently asked question? I remember answering this a year or so ago. Anyone has a rock solid idea that always works, maybe one for PC and one for MAC. I have done it both for myself and for others but I'm not convinced that I went about it the easiest way. Ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: How do I post a picture as an avatar?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:20 pm 
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I found a site that works. These kind of sites change on a daily basis so you may have to google it.

  1. Select an image in a common format such as .jpg
  2. Go to http://www.shrinkpictures.com/create-avatar/
  3. Upload picture
  4. Set size to 100x100
  5. Press resize
  6. Look at cropping alternatives (may be identical). Pick your favorite, right click and Save As. You may want to rename it.
  7. Log in to the forum
  8. Upload avatar
  9. Make sure avatar dimensions are 100 x 100
  10. Press Submit

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