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Celia Cyanide
04-03-2006, 07:48 PM
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Pat~
04-03-2006, 08:22 PM
Celia (I'm assuming it's a custom avatar), go to your pictures folder and bring up the picture you want to use. Click "Edit Picture" and then click "Resize". I think the avatars have to be no bigger than 80 x 80 pixels, so size down to that. Click save, and there you have it.

Perks
04-03-2006, 09:24 PM
Celia, I have the darnedest time with that sort of thing myself and usually have to get someone with photoshop and some computer sense to straighten me out.

If Pat's suggestion doesn't work for you (thanks Pat - are you trying to make me look bad? ;) ) post back or PM me and I'll see what I can find for you.

alleycat
04-03-2006, 09:37 PM
pb is right. Also, while you're there, you can crop the picture to an almost square shape if it's needed, and then resize it to 80x80.

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jst5150
04-03-2006, 10:48 PM
If you need a PhotoShop fix, PM me.

Fahim
04-04-2006, 04:53 AM
Or, if you're just not sure which program to use to modify your avatar or how to do it, this thread in Tech Help might prove useful :)
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29911

Akuma
04-05-2006, 02:05 AM
Darned internet. Doesn't seem to be working for me. The 80 by 80 pixels it takes are just the right corner of the picture--hardly what I call resizing.

Corrections, please?

Perks
04-05-2006, 02:08 AM
I've had that problem when working in Windows Imaging. It's useless. You need photoshop or something like that. I'll ask someone on the tech help board to guide us.

jst5150
04-05-2006, 03:06 AM
Your image is probably a higher DPI rate than what's needed to display on the Web. Web DPI is 72. If your 80 x 80 is just the right hand corner, your image may be 200 or 300 DPI.

If you send it along to me at webmaster @ jasontudor.com with some instructions, I can make it work.


Darned internet. Doesn't seem to be working for me. The 80 by 80 pixels it takes are just the right corner of the picture--hardly what I call resizing.

Corrections, please?

Fahim
04-05-2006, 04:43 AM
Darned internet. Doesn't seem to be working for me. The 80 by 80 pixels it takes are just the right corner of the picture--hardly what I call resizing.

Corrections, please?

Akuma, what program were you using to resize the image? If it was MS Paint, Resize Image will only give you the top 80 x 80 bit. I believe the correct option to use is Image - Stretch/Skew but that has to go by percentages rather than pixels and so you have to work things out as to what the new percentage should be of the old image to get an 80 x 80 image ....

Akuma
04-05-2006, 05:58 AM
I do have Adobe Photoshop but I'll go ahead and try the Stretch/Skew thing again.

Fahim
04-05-2006, 06:18 AM
I do have Adobe Photoshop but I'll go ahead and try the Stretch/Skew thing again.

If you have PhotoShop, then Image - Image Size should work. Honestly, I'd actually do resizing in PhotoShop if I have it than MS Paint but hopefully, one of the two works for you. If not, just let us know and I'm sure somebody can figure out what's going on :)

Akuma
04-06-2006, 01:33 AM
All right, that worked. Sorry to bother you all. Thanks for the help!

Fahim
04-06-2006, 05:57 AM
Which one worked - MS Paint or PhotoShop? Just curious :p

jst5150
04-06-2006, 03:43 PM
Ditto.

Akuma
04-10-2006, 07:31 AM
Photoshop