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How to set your avatar (in 4 Simple steps)

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:32 pm
by dan3008
Step 1 - get your image
Any image you like, however, there is a catch, it has to be 120*120px... and less than 125kb (thats really small... But if you use JPEG and medium quality in photoshop it should fit) If you want any help with this, please feel free to PM me (the speech bubbles in the contact menu under my avatar) and let me know. I'll happily edit an image to help, or throw you something new together in my spare time :)
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(my Avatar Image, Yes its a purple apple with eyes and a mouth)

Step 2 - Find the profile setting
This is the most complicated step, and the one that may change if the forum changes again (hopefully not for a while now)
first, on any page on the forum find your user profile (top right), here's a picture to help if you're stuck
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and it looks like a little person

Once there, select profile and then edit avatar, again a picture to help if needed
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To Be Continued

Re: How to set your avatar (in 4 Simple steps)

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:34 pm
by dan3008
Step 3 - Upload your image
select "Upload avatar from the drop down box and click "Browse"
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Finally, click submit and your new avatar will be uploaded, and used across the forum :)
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Step 4 - Profit
Enjoy your new avatar, and dont forget to PM me if you need any help :) and dont worry, I dont bite (well, most the time anyway)

Re: How to set your avatar (in 4 Simple steps)

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:13 am
by Pa Snip
This is a very helpful post for those who might like to show an avatar picture but were not sure how to do so. Nice and clear instructions with great use of arrows.

Good one Dan

Just one thing to add in respect of avatar size, apart from the maximum physical size of 120 pixels x 120 pixels the picture you wish to upload as your avatar should be no bigger than 125kb

Re: How to set your avatar (in 4 Simple steps)

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:39 am
by Pawty
Thanks Dan. Really helpful. I've tried to add an avatar several times, however can't reduce it to a small enough size - 125kb limit really is very small. I'll try again.

Paula

Re: How to set your avatar (in 4 Simple steps)

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:56 am
by dan3008
Pa Snip wrote:Just one thing to add in respect of avatar size, apart from the maximum physical size of 120 pixels x 120 pixels the picture you wish to upload as your avatar should be no bigger than 125kb

Thanks Pa, I missed that one :) I'll add it now :)