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Adding an Avatar
« on: May 22, 2012, 10:08:23 PM »
Avatar's are the small image under your user name, and help to add a friendly face to your forum profile. They are easy to add or change in your profile, but only available to Standard Members. Here's how to do it.

Step 1

Decide which photo you would like to use. The best results come from choosing a photo that is stored on your computer and is a suitable size. Maximum Avatar size is 120 x 120, but anything up to 640 x 480 will be OK and automatically resized.

Step 2

Go to your profile, and select Forum Profile.


Step 3

Right at the top of the next screen you will find these options.


Step 4

I'm assuming you will want to use one of your own unique photo's, so click the button "Upload an Avatar".


Step 5

Now you will need use the browse button to find the folder on your computer containing the photo you want to use. Once you have found the photo, select and click open (or double click the file).


Step 6

When you have done all that, you need to scroll down and click the "Change Profile" button at the bottom to save the changes to your profile.


If it's all gone well, you should see a message saying your profile has been changed and your new avatar.


Using Gallery Images

Any image that is already in the Gallery can be used, but the software will not retain apect ratio. The results may look rather strange....


If you want the image to display correctly then it is best to resize it yourself and upload it directly to your profile. Then it will look like this....


If you still wish to use an image already in the gallery, use the "Specify by URL" button in step 4, and paste in the "Direct Link" text from the gallery image.

Important Points to Remember

All Avatars must be "G" rated, like the rest of the forum.

Most images will be jpeg, but you can also use png and gif's.

Bright fast moving gif's can be annoying to view and slow to download, so are best avoided. Same goes for HD movie clips.

You will become recognized by your avatar, so don't be tempted to change it too often!

And finally - you won't be able to add an avatar or change your profile if you are a Registered Member. You will need to be upgraded to a Standard Member first.
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