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    How to: Create and upload an avatar

    I am going to use the first few slides from my FAQ on how to upload a picture for my avatar discussion. We'll use the same picture for simplicities sake.


    Step 1: Find an image of whatever it is you want to be your avatar. It could be a picture of Tim Duncan, or Sarah Palin. In this instance, its a troll. I normally use google images but the concept is the same no matter where you find the picture.



    Step 2: Right click and save the picture to your harddrive in a place that you'll be able to find it later.




    Step 3: Here is the file in your my pictures folder. It is labeled troll.jpg


    Last edited by TWDeac; 03-15-2011 at 01:17 PM.

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    For the next step, if you picture is larger than the allotted size for avatars, you will need to resize the picture. There are some online options to use (type image resizer into google search) or you can use the software method. I use a program called Irfanview to resize and mess with my avatars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWDeac View Post
    For the next step, if you picture is larger than the allotted size for avatars, you will need to resize the picture. There are some online options to use (type image resizer into google search) or you can use the software method. I use a program called Irfanview to resize and mess with my avatars.
    Step 4: Install Irfanview and open the program. Go to where your picture is saved and open it.


    Step 5: Go to this menu and click the resize option in the drop down.



    Step 6: Forums rules allow for a 100x100 pixel picture. You can constrain the proportions so that the picture does not look out of shape by clicking the box called preserve aspect ratios, or you can manually set the proportions.



    Step 7:Go to the forums, go to user cp, go to your avatar and you can host the avatar via our hosting.




    ALSO, CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE CHANGING YOUR AVATAR, NOT YOU PROFILE PICTURE. THE TWO ARE DIFFERENT THINGS.
    Last edited by cookoutdeac; 03-16-2011 at 01:53 PM.

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    how can I upload a gif if its too large?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smidge View Post
    how can I upload a gif if its too large?
    I can make an FAQ about creating, hosting and resizing a gif.

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    I use this site when I need to resize a gif quickly:

    http://www.online-image-editor.com/

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    my avatar appears in my control panel and what not but not when I post. it's 100x100 and 2400 bytes.

    wtf

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    Will it not do motion .gif or transparencies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bym051d View Post
    Will it not do motion .gif or transparencies?
    Irfanview? Yes, it will do these things, but they are more complicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWDeac View Post
    Irfanview? Yes, it will do these things, but they are more complicated.
    I meant the forums. My avatar is motion with a transparency. It's the same one I used on DS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bym051d View Post
    I meant the forums. My avatar is motion with a transparency. It's the same one I used on DS.
    Did you resize it at all? or did you just bring it over from DS as is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWDeac View Post
    Did you resize it at all? or did you just bring it over from DS as is?
    As is. It's saved on the HD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bym051d View Post
    As is. It's saved on the HD.
    Host it and post it in this thread. I'll take a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWDeac View Post
    Host it and post it in this thread. I'll take a look.
    http://oi55.tinypic.com/2edqjco.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by bym051d View Post
    I saved this file and uploading it to your profile. It appears to be working now. I'm not sure what issue you were having.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWDeac View Post
    I saved this file and uploading it to your profile. It appears to be working now. I'm not sure what issue you were having.
    Huh... weird. Thanks. All I did when I added the avatar was click upload and uploaded the file from my machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bym051d View Post
    Huh... weird. Thanks. All I did when I added the avatar was click upload and uploaded the file from my machine.
    Yeah, I figured that. It is strange that it wasn't working for you but it worked for me..

    Anyway, keep an eye on it and let me know if you have any other problems.

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