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Old 09-30-2004, 01:44 PM   #1
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Exclamation final, complete avatar guide

this is the thread to end all avatar threads.

what's an avatar?

it's an icon that appears to the left of your posts. avatars set you apart from the rest of the members, as they represent who you are.

where do you go to change your avatar?

1) near the top of the page, you should see a bunch of links to different parts of the site. click "user control panel."
2) now you're in your control panel. click the link that says "edit options."
3) to change your avatar, scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. click the button "change avatar."
4) voila. you're right where you should be, at the avatar options page.



getting an avatar off the net:

1) once you've found a suitable avatar already hosted on a web site, right click the picture, then click properties.
2) highlight the address and copy it.
3) paste it into the URL bar on the avatar options page.
4) click "submit modifications" and you're done.



getting an avatar off your computer:

1) on the avatar options page, click "browse" where it says to upload an image from your computer.
2) this will bring up a window that you can use to look through your computer's files and find the avatar you have saved. remember, it must be 60X60, under 10 KB, and it must be a .jpg or .gif file.
3) double click the file and click "submit modifications."



how do i make a pic into a .jpg or .gif file?

1) open the file you want to convert, click "file" then "save as."
2) now, all you need to do is change what kind of file you want it to be saved as. underneath the file name it will give you this option. open the pull down menu and select either .jpg or .gif.



how do i make my avatar move?

that requires a .gif animating program. most of the users here use ULead .Gif Animator. you can get a free trial of the program from download.com.

my picture is too big! how do i fix it?

if the picture is too wide or tall, simply use a picture editing program (even one as simple as paint) to resize the image. in paint, use stretch/skew for the best quality image.

if the picture maxes out the KB allowance, your avatar either has too many colors or too many frames (if it's a motion .gif). maybe both. reformat the picture to 24 bit or 16 color bmp, then back to .jpg. this will reduce the size by eliminating certain colors. you can also use a .gif animator to delete excess frames. this is the best way to shrink a .gif file.

if you are using an animated .gif program, you can optimize the file to shrink it dramatically. when using ULead .Gif Animator, press F11 to bring up the optimization wizard. you can reduce the number of colors and the dither value. depending on the image, you can have less than 100 colors and keep the image quality. i've reduced the dither value to less than 15% without noticable reduction in quality. i still don't know what dither value is. then, save it, and the size should be greatly reduced. my current avatar started as 13.1 kb, it's now 7.83 kb thanks to the optimizer.

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direct links to control panel, edit options, and change avatar added 1/21/05
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Old 09-30-2004, 01:53 PM   #2
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:01 PM   #3
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you get a "less than three" from me as well!


It took me forever to figure all that out on my own. Now people won't have to annoy the heck out of everyone to get an avatar.
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:12 PM   #4
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Nice guide.
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:17 PM   #5
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i agree
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:57 PM   #6
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nice work spydy.

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Old 10-03-2004, 04:52 PM   #7
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nice work spydy.

Now will you ever leave me my feedback from that hex key trade?
why should i when you can't even remember what i sold you?
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Old 10-08-2004, 02:00 PM   #8
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I think it's missing one thing: how to make a moving avatar. I want to tweek with mine, but I have no idea how to go about it.
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Old 10-08-2004, 03:47 PM   #9
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I think it's missing one thing: how to make a moving avatar. I want to tweek with mine, but I have no idea how to go about it.
in that case, it's not missing anything. re-read...
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how do i make my avatar move?

that requires a .gif animating program. most of the users here use ULead .Gif Animator. you can get a free trial of the program from download.com.
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Old 10-08-2004, 04:18 PM   #10
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:08 AM   #11
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whenever i resize the pictures to 60x60 they alway come put distorted. is the anyway to put likee bars on the side to fix the distortion.
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Old 10-25-2004, 08:48 AM   #12
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what kind of program are you using to resize?
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Old 10-25-2004, 12:47 PM   #13
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I would assume hes using paint.
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Old 10-25-2004, 05:16 PM   #14
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i was just resizing it in the ulead program, but i guess i'll try paint.
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Old 12-21-2004, 10:16 PM   #15
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Easy way to resize your pic in paint

In paint you can press Ctrl+W and then a window will come up and you can resize it that way and it will keep the pic proportional. All you have to do is make the numbers in the first 2 boxes smaller until it is small enough.
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Old 03-03-2005, 06:21 PM   #16
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here is the link to Ulead i just got it YEAH!Ulead download
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i guess ime an idoit but i cant figure out how to use that ulead gif animator program

some help plz
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Old 04-24-2005, 10:23 AM   #18
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what is it that you don't get?
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Old 04-24-2005, 11:02 AM   #19
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how u make the moving avatars
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Old 04-24-2005, 07:07 PM   #20
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how u make the moving avatars
i meant specifically
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