View Full Version : OT - Avatars

01-19-2006, 06:36 PM
I am so frustrated. I am obviously doing something wrong. Try as I might I cannot create a single avatar that meets the constraints. I don't know what I am doing wrong, since I am usually quite good with photoshop. What is everyone's secret? I have played with the pixels and resolution and the physical size. OY!

01-19-2006, 06:47 PM
All I know is that it can be no greater than 80 pixels wide or 80 pixels tall..hope that helps ;)

01-19-2006, 07:08 PM
I use iPhoto. So I don't know how helpful I can be, but basically I just use the export feature to export the picture, and I use the size constraints to make sure the exported picture does not exceed 80x80 pixels.

If you have a piece of software that will allow you to do that, you're in business!

Oh, and if you use a picture that is parked on a website somewhere, I think you can avoid the 80x80 constraint. I'm not absolutely sure about that, though.

01-19-2006, 07:13 PM
I should have known. Using the stupid PCs at school. I have iPhoto at home. I'll use that. :-)

01-19-2006, 07:14 PM
Well, I was having problems with that too. I tried to load in a sm. picture I knew was smaller that 80x80. I got so flustered.
I ask Amy to help, she didn't have any problem at all. It just loaded fine for her. :oops:

01-19-2006, 07:29 PM
i use photoshop CS2

i crop the photo in a square 4x4 usually at 150dpi
then i change the image size to whatever it needs to be ie: 80x80 - still keeping the 150dpi
then i use "save for web" and it makes it small enough to be within the constraints, but still keeps it clear.

01-19-2006, 07:36 PM
All I really know how to use is the Kodak program that came with my camera. I just copied the picture and saved it as a thumbnail.

01-19-2006, 08:09 PM
In Photoshop use the "save for web" feature, then make sure to save as a GIF. JPGs tend to be too big.

01-19-2006, 09:16 PM
:oops: I use MS Paint :oops:

01-19-2006, 09:24 PM
MS Paint person here as well! Just use the stretch/skew feature under the Image menu works like a charm :thumbsup:

01-19-2006, 10:10 PM
:roflhard: mintdee: for the last couple weeks your avatars and those big surprised eyes have totally made me smile. :roflhard:

01-20-2006, 12:00 PM
I was finally able to upload, but I am going to try and see if I can do a more clear image. You can't hardly see the words, which are the best part! :-)

Edited: I totally did it thanks to all your help. The "save for the web" idea put the finishing touches on it. Thanks!

01-20-2006, 02:35 PM
:cheering: :happydance: Good job Carmen!

Jod: Thanks! I love these pics so I had to share ;)

01-20-2006, 02:42 PM
Hey now there isn't any shame with MS Paint ;)

I use MS Paint to resize, but other than that I use Paint Shop Pro 7. I used to have adobe photoshop CS, but someone deleted it off this computer, and my sister sent the CD to a guy who lives in Texas :rollseyes:

01-20-2006, 04:29 PM
This post motivated me to try again. It took about 20 trys but finally got it to work. I used a picture and the Online Image Resizer that was mentioned in another post. I now have an avatar. :cheering: Thanks to everyone for their great insights to how to make this work.

01-20-2006, 04:40 PM
That's great! I have been using one that was something I found online because I couldn't get mine to work.

Don't you just :heart: :heart: :heart: the folks at this website????

01-20-2006, 05:20 PM
I just saw this thread and had to add an avatar pic for myself! I'm still fairly new here and hadn't had a chance to do it yet. I hope it works right! LOL


01-25-2006, 12:28 AM
Good job w/the avatars, everyone!

Mshelton, who *is* that handsome fellow in your avatar?? I *love* greys. (We have a Quaker ... have we discussed this before, or am I having deja vu? :thinking: )