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    Senior Member Ray@Autogeek's Avatar
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    How to add an Avatar


    Avatars are small graphics that are displayed under your username whenever you post. It makes it easier for everyone to identify you, and allows you to personalize your profile.



    With an avatar displayed on my profile, everyone will know I've got a 1995 Nissan Maxima with a 2002 VQ35

    Here are other great examples of profiles with avatars:



    Click on 'User CP' (You must be logged in)




    On the left hand side, click on 'Edit Avatar'




    The maximum size of your custom image is 175 x 175 pixels or 64.5 KB (whichever is smaller). If your image is too big, you will receive an 'Invalid File' error message.

    You now have two options for uploading an image to be used as your avatar:

    Option 1: Enter the URL of the image from another website. This means the image is actually hosted on another website. If the image is moved or deleted, your avatar will no longer display properly in your profile.

    For example, I went to Google Images and searched for 175 x 175 Autogeek.



    Right click on the image and copy the image URL. Then paste the image URL in the Option 1 field and click on 'Save Changes'.


    **As long as your selected image is under 175 x 175 px, you will see your new avatar displayed


    Option 2: Upload an image from your computer.

    Click on 'Choose File' under Option 2


    Navigate to the image on your computer and click on open.


    Click on 'Save Changes' and your image will be displayed in your profile



    Remember, the maximum size of your image is 175 x 175 pixels or 64.5 KB (whichever is smaller). If your image is too big, you will receive an 'Invalid File' error message.


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    Re: How to add an Avatar

    Great article Ray!


    And I can't emphasize enough what a handy little tool Easy Thumbnails is and it's FREE.

    You can use it to resize pictures without distorting them. Here's an article I wrote with SCREEN SHOTS on how to set it up and then use it.

    If you can read, you can do it.

    Every time you see me place a picture on the forum I have first resized it using Easy Thumbnails.

    Check it out here because it works GREAT for making Avatars, (small pictures), out of large pictures.


    How to resize your photos before uploading to a photo gallery



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    Re: How to add an Avatar

    Thanks Ray for the avatar how-to, and thanks Mike for the Easy Thumbnails article. I used both. You made the explanations so simple, even I could do it.

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    Re: How to add an Avatar

    (Too much time elapsed for me to edit previous post.)

    The Edit Avatar page in my User CP had different max values for the pic I could upload.

    "150 by 150 pixels or 34.2 KB (whichever is smaller)" on my page

    vs 175 by 175 pixels or 64.5K on your page. Because you're an administrator, maybe?

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    Re: How to add an Avatar

    thanks for the avatar how to ray, i couldnt fiqure it out by my self.

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    Re: How to add an Avatar

    Thank you! This information was really helpful!

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