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How to Add an Avatar Photo

Post by RustyFords » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:07 pm

If you'd like to add an avatar photo to your information block to the right, here's how you do it.

Once you've successfully registered and are logged on, look at the upper right hand corner of the screen and do the following things:

Before you get started though....please know....you'll need a REALLY small file size to do this (21 kB or less and 90 pixels by 90 pixels).

- Click on the down arrow next to your username at the top right corner of the screen.
- Click on "User Control Panel"
- Click on the "Profile" tab
- Click on "Edit Avatar"
- Click on "Choose File"
- Find the file on your computer that you're going to use.
- Click on "Submit"
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Post by perry kete » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:25 pm

Thanks! I think I got it!
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Post by Steve Jelf » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:36 pm

That's what I call a really compact car. :)
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Post by perry kete » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:39 pm

Yeah it looks like I could bring the car in at night and set it up on the mantel above the fireplace! :D
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Post by cudaman » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:45 pm

Perry, in whatever software you used to shrink your avatar picture down to 90 pixels, see if it has a box you can click to preserve the original photo's aspect ratio.

Or, if you can find out how tall and wide the original photo is, set the maximum dimension of the shrunken photo to 90 pixels and the minimum dimension to less than 90. For example, if the original picture was 1024 wide by 968 pixels high, the avatar version should be:

90 pixels wide by (90 x (968 / 1024)) = 85 pixels high

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Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Post by Mark Gregush » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:24 pm

I took mine down to less then the 90X90 and was still too big. I will keep at it.
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Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Post by RajoRacer » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:36 pm

Yea, right !

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Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Post by RajoRacer » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:38 pm

I don't seem to be able to "resize" my photo either ?

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Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:47 pm

Easy as 1, 2.... well, pretty easy.
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Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Post by cudaman » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:47 pm

Microsoft "Paint" has a resize feature that can shrink a photo down to a specified number of pixels while preserving the original picture's aspect ratio:

Click on the attached screen shot to see a larger view. :)
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Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Post by Steve Jelf » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:04 pm

I see Paint still doesn't tell you what the final file size is going to be. Microsoft should have fixed that by now.
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Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Post by RajoRacer » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:14 pm

Even opening with paint, it won't go below 31 kb.

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Post by Steve Jelf » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:32 pm

Just get it down to 90 pixels and don't worry about the file size. Try posting it that way and see if it works.
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Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Post by Rich Bingham » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:42 pm

I guess I don't need an avatar. Was using a quick resize app on the "phone" it won't go small enough. Got to try regular pix and see if that still works for me.
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Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Post by Duey_C » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:54 pm

By gum, I have an avatar!
All of about 5 minutes even with my mistakes on my antique Puppy Linux system.
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Post by A Whiteman » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:07 pm

After messing around for a while failing to get the file size below 21K I cracked the problem by experimenting with image file types.
I usually save in JPEG or BMP formats, For the avatar I tried GIF instead and - presto - saved with the 90 x 90 pixel size and under 21KB.
So, if you are having trouble, have a go at using the GIF format.
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Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Post by RustyFords » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:14 pm

Duey_C wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:54 pm
Oh good grief. We have smileys! 8-)
It's almost too much goodness to take in Duey. 8-)
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Post by Duey_C » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:41 pm

Hahaha! Almost!
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Post by RajoRacer » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:49 pm

Clearly above my "pay grade" !

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Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Post by John Warren » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:55 pm

I think I got it :P
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Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Post by Hap_Tucker » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:34 pm

Don,

Thanks so much for the info -- otherwise I wouldn't have an Avatar. I wonder if my grandson will be impress? Nah....
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Post by VowellArt » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:15 pm

Took some struggling, but I think I got it...maybe...sort of. :?
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Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Post by Duey_C » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:50 pm

I find it interesting how different the avatars look once in place.
On this 1600X900 resolution, 20" LCD desktop monitor, my avatar happens to look really good while some others are a bit fuzzy. :oops:
IF, IF it makes a difference, I started out with a 62KB, 640X480 photo of Lucky the TT that I had already shrunk from my phone and shrunk it down again to 88X66 pixels after I dragged and dropped it into my Linux mtPaint program with the "fix aspect ratio" checked.
It ended up to be 3KB.
Food for thought? I don't know. Interesting tho. :)
I do hope this helps someone. If you are still having trouble with an avatar and would like one, shoot me a PM. I might have a go at it for you.
We'll get used to a posters avatar until some jerk (like me) starts rotating the avatars around for fun! :lol: Hint hint.
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Post by Tourabout » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:58 pm

Got it
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Post by dlmyers » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:35 pm

If I can do it anybody should be able to.
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Post by Angmar » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:54 pm

I think I managed to get my Avatar up alright. Maybe.
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Post by critterpainter » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:38 pm

Oh Boy, my first avatar

If this works, it took less than 3 min. :D
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Post by Charlie_26_TT_Ccab » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:46 pm

Picture test

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Post by Charlie_26_TT_Ccab » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:50 pm

Well the photo came out blurry, but it’s a start.

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Post by Charlie_26_TT_Ccab » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:57 pm

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Post by Duey_C » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:43 am

NICE avatars you guys! This is fun!
Angmar, a beautiful pic of your Runabout Mark!
critter, I wish to see more.
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Post by kelly mt » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:18 am

I had quite a time resizing. Ended up using Photo Editor. Now, if it will post.

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Post by organicfarmboy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:52 am

Just got my avatar pic added, with some trial and many errors I got a picture small enough and saved it in the gif format as was suggested above.

Thanks for all your work Chris!


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Post by Tony_H » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:34 am

Only took a few hours!!!!! Ended up with Mr Google How do I reduce a photo to 21 kb... up came a page that let me do it in two minutes. I could reduce to the required pixel dimensions but the kb never dropped below the 40's...sorted now... almost feel clever!!!!!
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Post by pdgriesse » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:49 am

heres mine----a hassel to shrink it down so SMALL

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Post by Ruxstel24 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:29 pm

I did it !
On my PC it was fairly easy :D

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Post by JH1427 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:55 pm

I went thru 5 pictures trying to change/upload and each time I got the same thing, file needs to be 90x90 and smaller than 21KB. It finally downed on me that it was restating the obvious, and even when my file was small enough so when you get a pic small enough to upload hit submit if it isn't small enough it will reject it, I waited 30 minutes trying to get a pic that was uploadable when in fact I never got it to load because I did not go far enough. I'll probability change it here in a little wile with what I wanted to in the first place.
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Post by JH1427 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:08 pm

OK YES IT'S IN ALL CAPS SO YOU WILL NOTICE. RESIZE YOUR PIC THEN SAVE IT AS A .GIF THIS WILL BE THE SMALLEST FORMAT AND SHOULD UPLOAD EASILY.
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Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Post by TonyB » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:24 pm

I resized mine to 90 x 90 but it was 45k. It was rejected as the max size is 21k, seemingly a hard limit.
I’ll keep trying😊😊
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Post by Mark Nunn » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:39 pm

I can't get my photo small enough using Paint. I tried reducing by pixels and by percentage. I can't get below 124 Kb.

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Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Post by Mark Nunn » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:48 pm

I posted a comment on this thread a few minutes ago but now it's gone. I clicked "submit" and it showed up.

Anyway, I reduced my photo to 1 pixel x 2 pixels and it was still too large. What are you guys doing? I used Paint.

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Post by Steve Jelf » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:50 pm

Tony, do what Jerry said. I just tried it. My 90 pixel JPEG is 74 KB. I changed it to a GIF and it became 12 KB.


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JPEG is 74 KB.


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GIF looks the same but is 12 KB.

IMG_2472 copy.JPG
At 885 pixels you can see what it is. :D
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Post by Steve Jelf » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:53 pm

By the way, your picture doesn't have to be a perfect 90 pixel square. A rectangle works fine if the longest side is 90 pixels.
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Post by RajoRacer » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:58 pm

And just how does one go from jpeg to gif ?????????????????

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Post by cdromtom » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:01 pm

With your jpeg open in paint choose save as and select GIF.

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Post by Mark Nunn » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:12 pm

Thank you Mr. Jelf! I saved my photo as a GIF and it worked. I also converted the large version to GIF but I had to reduce the file size down to 287 KB for it to load.
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Post by TonyB » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:23 pm

I converted my file from JPEG at 31k to gif at 8k

It worked 😊😊😊

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Post by varmint » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:22 pm

Test of new account, avatar, and profile.
I printed out all the fields from the old forum and entered the exact stuff into this new forum.
Except there was no field called "Full Name:" in the new forum so I'm guessing it's not going to look right.
The avatar was the old photo resized to 90x90 but it did not look readable so I substituted for the black balloon thumbs up.
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Re: How to Add an Avatar Photo

Post by modeltspeedster » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:43 pm

I did as Tony B suggested and changed from .jpg to .gif and it allowed me to create my avatar.
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Post by Charlie B in N.J. » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:51 pm

I could not get this business down in the old forum and I can't now damn it. Win 10. Got to the paint business but not sure about the size. Dropped pixels to 90 got unuseable junk. :evil: (this added about 1 hr after the orig. post) The hell with it.
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Post by varmint » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:09 pm

Test of old profile pic at 90 x 90.
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Post by Inthegarage » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:24 pm

Whoope I did it. I just gotta figure out how I did it :roll:

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Post by Ruxstel24 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:48 pm

Steve, I remember you're on a Mac ?
On my iPhone your posts were in a smaller font size and now on the new site, they are bold large fonts ??
Did you do this on purpose or just your default ?

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Post by Charlie B in N.J. » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:22 pm

If you have Win 10 and are having problems read my post below "resizer app for win 10. Went nuts with Paint & really lost it but this worked for me.
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Post by Charlie B in N.J. » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:30 pm

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OK. Finally. Cooler heads finally prevailed. Damn that avitar bunk really threw me for a loop. Sorry for the venting,
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Post by Ruxstel24 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:43 pm

Charlie B in N.J. wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:22 pm
If you have Win 10 and are having problems read my post below "resizer app for win 10. Went nuts with Paint & really lost it but this worked for me.
Odd, I have 10 also and had no problem resizing in paint. I size by pixels, horizontal at 90 and whatever vertical was...

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Post by Charlie B in N.J. » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:14 pm

The biggest bummer of all? Apparently only needed it for the Avitar. The engine pic above is straight out of my pic file with no alterations.
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Post by KWTownsend » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:36 pm

Wow.
What an ordeal. I had to resize with GIF to make it all work.
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Post by RajoRacer » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:57 pm

Well, I'll be damned - I apparently have an avatar !!! Holy Crap - I should just stay out in the shop !!!

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Post by Dan B » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:59 pm

Test
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Post by Duey_C » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:26 pm

I got lucky with my avatar of Lucky the TT. I was wrong stating that I had taken the photo with my phone and then downsized it to 62K.
I took the photo with my antique Olympus D-460 digital camera set at the lowest setting (640X480) so the pic has been 62K the whole time.
I took some pics when I had a crazy induced thought about selling lucky to a fella in TN. Thank goodness he had other things going on and I hadn't gotten to know Lucky yet.
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On my Paint program I can't choose to turn it into a GIF. Don't have the option.
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Post by cudaman » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:03 pm

Just a heads up, I plan to change my avatar every so often just to keep folks on their toes. :D
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Post by Duey_C » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:08 pm

Love, LOVE the Red Green avatar!!! :D
You're days ahead of me on avatar changes! :)
EDIT: Months actually. :-)
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Post by Dan B » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:16 pm

Thanks Duey! Looks like you got the hang of it to me.
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Post by RajoRacer » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:58 pm

A big "THANKS" to cdromtom for the guidance !

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Post by Duey_C » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:02 pm

Dan, try that for your avatar if you'd like! Should be ready to go if you save it and add it...
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Post by Mark Osterman » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:24 pm

Too bad you can’t click on the avatar to get a full size image on your profile page.

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Post by Duey_C » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:33 pm

Uh huh!
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Post by Dan B » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:43 am

Much better! Thanks!
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Post by George House » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:45 am

Perchance, does anyone offer an Avetar producing service - like, for pay ? I don’t know gif ?, jpeg ? or even the various and sundry resize options. And my frustration level is low. But I’ve been on this Forum since Spring of ‘98 and would like to have - I still call it - a Profile Picture. Please PM me at gwhouse73(one)(@) gmail.com if interested....
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Post by RustyFords » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:55 am

George House wrote:
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Perchance, does anyone offer an Avetar producing service - like, for pay ? I don’t know gif ?, jpeg ? or even the various and sundry resize options. And my frustration level is low. But I’ve been on this Forum since Spring of ‘98 and would like to have - I still call it - a Profile Picture. Please PM me at gwhouse73(one)(@) gmail.com if interested....
George....email me a photo you'd like "avatarized" and I'll return it to you, properly sized. No payment necessary.

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Post by Marv K » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:01 pm

My 'resized' picture has too much "Pixel-ating!" (Little 'blocks' all over the photo.) Won't add to my profile until I figgur it owt!
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Post by mngreen » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:15 pm

First posting on new site. Big improvement! :P
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Post by JH1427 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:44 pm

Here you go George. If on a Windows machine right click this pic, go to save as, remember where you put it on your computer then open paint not 3d paint and you can do this by finding the file where you put it, then clicking on it once, then right clicking and scroll down till you get to "open with" then pick paint( do not open in 3D paint). After its open just go to resize and change it to pixels and click in one of the boxes after changing it to pixels and delete the number and put 87 in one box and with the box checked "keep aspect ratio" it will autimotlicy update the other box. Then save. It will now be just the right size to be your new Avatar.
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Post by n7qvu » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:56 pm

Easy, used Paint in Win10. Took down to 90x60 pix using resize in upper left.
Turns out to be about 5k size,

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Post by Ed Baudoux » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:01 am

Avatar test. :?
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Post by RustyFords » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:27 pm

Ed Baudoux wrote:
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Avatar test. :?
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Post by Bills Auto Works » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:18 pm

Thank you Adrian!

Your suggestion to change the file to a GIF file did the trick for me!

Using Windows Paint, change to pixels, I used 89 in the top box & I had the "keep Aspect Ratio box" clicked. Then after that I went to "Save As" & changed it to a GIF file...It worked then!

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Post by George House » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:59 pm

Finally !.. Success ! Thanks to a little help from my friends I HAVE AN AVATAR TOO! But I had to get rid of that shirt....it made me look fat :lol:
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Post by George N Lake Ozark » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:20 pm

Man, it was a bear. Think I got it

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Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:51 pm

I think I recognize it.

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Post by George N Lake Ozark » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:16 am

yes you do Steve, just prior to us trying to get your dead T started. An adventurous day.

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Post by hddennis » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:24 am

TEST, just wanted to see if it worked after 2 days of trying!

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Post by Barry Loucks » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:42 pm

This is my daughter wearing a clown nose with her PJ’s on


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Post by Eck » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:21 pm

I do not have paint and went to a re size site on the net and put in 90 x 90 pixels came back said too big Put in 80 x 80 still too large not a computer person and do not see anything about magabites. How do I do this with on line software as I do not want program stay on my computer I thought 90 x 90 would do it and it did srink the photo for me but can't get it posted on site. Thanks

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I do not have paint and went to a re size site on the net and put in 90 x 90 pixels came back said too big Put in 80 x 80 still too large not a computer person and do not see anything about magabites. How do I do this with on line software as I do not want program stay on my computer I thought 90 x 90 would do it and it did srink the photo for me but can't get it posted on site. Thanks
I'm guessing here....but your file size is probably still too big. It needs to be 21kb or smaller
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Post by Richard G » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:40 pm

IF IT CAN GO WRONG IT WILL FOR ME, DID IT JUST LIKE IT SAID TO, THE LITTLE BOX SAYS NO PHOTO SUBMITED I TRIED SEVERAL TIMES TOO WHERE DID I SCREW UP ?

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Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:28 pm

Choose a FULL SIZE picture file. Make a copy of it. Convert the copy to a GIF. Resize it to a square or rectangle no more than 90 pixels on the longest side. Try posting that. It worked for me.
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Post by Novice » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:21 pm

Richard G. after turning blue in the face trying to get 90X90 picture, I used Image Resizer that Charles B used. It works like a champ easy to use even for old school non computer people like me. Just down load the program. click on select file, find the picture You want from Your picture files. Select the picture, click on resized file size 90X90. save resized photo to Your computer picture file. exit program. go back to MTFCA board. click on Your user name / profile. click on avatar edit. search picture files for Your resized picture, click on photo and then click on submit. That's it. Yes a lot of steps but pretty straight forward. Good Luck. :D

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Post by Harley_97 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:57 am

To add an avatar photo in window right click on the picture you want to use. Scroll down to open with paint and click on paint. In paint click on resize and select pixels, type 90 in the horizontal box and click ok. In the top left corner click on file, scroll down to save as and click on GIF Picture. Save as window will open, click on save. Your picture is now saved as a GIF and will now up load to your profile.


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Post by Original Smith » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:07 pm

How does an Avatar photo differ from a regular photo?


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How does an Avatar photo differ from a regular photo?


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Post by Original Smith » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:12 pm

Apparently, the old message already posted feature doesn't exist anymore!

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Post by adave » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:56 pm

Larry, I could be a smart aleck and just answer your question by saying "It's smaller", but that doesn't tell the whole story...

Some say that an avatar is: "an icon or figure representing a particular person in video games, Internet forums, etc." which would seem to indicate that it is something without life.

Then again, an avatar is said to be: "a manifestation, appearance, or incarnation. In terms of social media in today's world, your Avatar is your identity. You choose to make your Avatar whatever you want it to be. It is what you project to others. There are many people who have a different image online than in person."

It could be inferred that an avatar requires a great imagination, whereas a picture is simply a " visual representation of a person, object, or scene, as a painting, drawing, photograph, etc." that is relatively easy to "see".

Hope this helps.

Of course, over time the meaning of words and phrases do change - what was originally meant no longer applies. I believe both of us remember when Coke was something easily obtained at the local store, no matter how young we were. It's a bad word now....as well as an older reference to the character immortalized by Sam Spade. Dick L. from St. Louis can certainly add much more - if he has the time and inclination.

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Post by topkick7 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:49 pm

I think I got it! Had to use a PC instead of my Mac!
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Post by Steve Jelf » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:56 pm

"Easier on a PC..." ??? That does not compute. :D
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Steve Jelf wrote:
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"Easier on a PC..." ??? That does not compute. :D
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Post by Steve Jelf » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:33 pm

After I reached the last straw and ditched my infuriating HP laptop I went online and bought a refurbished Macbook Pro for $300. That was almost four years ago. So far it's been fine, though on my last trip it was slow starting a couple times. If it's on the way out I still consider the money well spent for the years of not having to deal with Windows.
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Post by BobD » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:51 pm

Similar experience to Steve’s. After years of fooling with and replacing several Windows PC machines, I purchased a Mac and a little later an iPad as well and haven’t looked back. Has been over 5 years now and everything still works and is up to date. They just work.

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Post by Duey_C » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:55 pm

I have found that downsizing pics for an avatar on a pc can be done a little nicer by using a smaller pic to start with. :)
My avatar started out at 63K, taken with my old Olympus camera so it appears pretty clear in the avatar.
This worked good to help a couple other members here: I cheated and used their pics right off the page which is 30-50 K. I think. ?
I didn't click to get at the larger pic. I shrunk the page's pic down to 90 X xx.
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