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Discussion in 'Announcements & Support' started by denred, Feb 1, 2005.
how do you add a picture under your name???
i blieve you must become a senior member first (post count must be high enough).
User CP -> edit options -> change avatar.
if you don't have enough posts, the option won't be there.
i don't know the exact quantity of posts.
or just click here and scroll to the bottom:
As of the present time, you only need 10 posts in order to have a custom avatar.
Avatars have size limits; and you're probably going to have to reduce or crop your picture to fit within the size limitations. Basically this is what you'll need to do:
(1) Select a 35mm photo from your computers on-line picture sub-directory. Let's call it, 'MyFace.jpg'
(2) Open, either,
and follow the instructions to upload the selected photo.
(3) In, MyImager you'll typically make a 60 or 70% reduction, rename the photo to something like, 'MyFace60.jpg' and follow the instructions to, either, download back to your computers on-line picture sub-directory.
(4) Next upload to, Photobucket or, 'Village Photos'. Copy the image tagline into your avatar attachment box, or into the text of whatever you're posting.
(Here, you might be able to avoid using, 'MyImager' because you can do the exact same thing as described above; except, you might be able use the photo host's automatic size reduction buttons to make a less precise reduction.)
Before you fool around with any of these, 'free' photo utility/web sites, you should make sure that you have some sort of spyware program installed on your computer. Adaware and Spybot are free. The really good programs require a yearly fee. PestPatrol and Spy Sweeper are two of them.
You should, also, have a firewall in place as well as a good antivirus program. (Not trying to scare you; but these precautions are necessary whenever you fool around with pictures on the internet.) Hope this helps. Good luck!
Or post the photo in your thread and Crochetmama will "fix" it for you!
If you open the picture in any image program, you can check the size. This includes Paint, photoshop, and Gimp along with several others I do not know the names of. If you want to do it in paint, just open the file and then go to Image menu and click on attributes. In addition to seeing the size, you can change it right there. (Remember to keep the aspect ratio the same)
Thanks for all of the suggestions guys. Worked for me.