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I didn't know where else to put this post so here it is. I'm not that knowledgeable when it comes to computers. I have been trying to figure out how to do the whole avatar thing and I can't get it to work. Do I have to take certain pics to be used for this or can I modify pics I already have? I tried making a pic I have smaller by changing the properties and saving it, but it still saved it as a much bigger pic. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


snmreptiles said:
I didn't know where else to put this post so here it is. I'm not that knowledgeable when it comes to computers... Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hi Shelley,

If you would send me a copy of your pic I would be happy to re-size it for you and send it back to you. I use mostly jpegs but I am assuming that if the file size is correct that you can use a GIF as well.

What program are you using to re-size the pic? I use PSP 8, (although I also have PSP 7 and like it much better), which has a function specifically dedicated to this. All I have to do is make sure that the final size is 80 by 80 pixels or less and I set the DPI to 72. Odds are at that point that the file size is acceptable for the format here but, if it were not, I could then shrink the file size by optimizing the picture. I think in your case however if you have shrunk your photo to 80 x 80 pixels in dimension and the file size is too big still then you may have too much DPI in your file. Lower this to 72.

I too am not a computer expert as are so many people on this board, :lol: , so my explanation may not be as clear or simple as another one might be, but, it does prove that you can learn to do it if I can :wink:

As I said before if you want to send the pic to me I would be only too happy to do it for you, you can send it to Wildtymes @ Please note that the spaces need to be removed from the actual addy. They are there to help block spam.

Best to you,
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