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  1. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    I used Paint, and had to crop a bit from the sides -

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  2. Ro_Laren

    Ro_Laren Commodore Commodore

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    od0_ital to the rescue once again! Thanks! :thumbsup:
     
  3. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Any time. :thumbsup:
     
  4. shinzonclone

    shinzonclone Commander Red Shirt

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    Hello, I'd like a General Grievous avatar but I dont know how to host something. Can someone help?
     
  5. digifan

    digifan Commodore Commodore

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    Raise hands. I will help you.

    It's quite easy to do.

    First you will need a screen cap of the general. Once you got it on file, use a photo editing program, such as Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop, to reduce it to the maximum size of 100x100.

    Next you will need an image host. Check the reference links in the first post for suggestions. Register with your image host choice, set it up in "My Home" profile. You can take it from there.

    :thumbsup:
     
  6. shinzonclone

    shinzonclone Commander Red Shirt

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    :thumbsup: :) :) :)

    Thanks a lot for the help. Now, I am whole :lol:. Oh wait, I need to search for a signature. Well, thanks for your help.
     
  7. Rikerbabe

    Rikerbabe Commodore Commodore

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    OK, I just read through 12 pages of avatar info and have one question for you tech types:

    I am a total neophyte when it comes to avatars, although I know I'd like one :lol:. If you see an image on a site like Trekpulse, for instance, are those 'free' pics for download, or do you have to get permission before downloading? And is it difficult?

    Sorry for the stupid questions. :o
     
  8. Thena

    Thena Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Ooh, that is a really good question.

    I think the general rule is downloading an image is okay, but hot-linking is not. If someone wants credit for the image, they will usually watermark it or include some sort of logo. If the images are not for you to download, a lot of times that is explicitly spelled out on the site or there are a few Javascript tips that can discourage someone from right-clicking on an image. Try some of the pictures at wireimages.com or gettyimages.com to see what I mean.

    I used to maintain a running list of where I get my screencaps from and then credit them on the userinfo page of my Livejournal. The problem is that 1) the more caps you have, the harder it is to keep track and 2) what happens when you take screencaps from a site like Trekpulse and they close?
     
  9. GlitterRock

    GlitterRock Commander Red Shirt

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    I have a question now that my avatar is enabled: if I change it, will it be an "across the board" change (that is to say, all posts I've made will feature the new avatar), or will be just be shown on the posts I make after changing and my previous posts will have the older av on it?

    Many thanks!
     
  10. cubbie

    cubbie Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It's an across the board change, so older posts will have the new avatar.
     
  11. GlitterRock

    GlitterRock Commander Red Shirt

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    Many thanks for the quick reply :)
     
  12. Stephen Lee

    Stephen Lee Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Picking the nose does not break any rules right??
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    HY,I HAVE PUT MY AVATAR ON MY ICONE BUT I DON'T SEE IT WHY????????????????? THANKS
     
  14. Chris3123

    Chris3123 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    You have to have 100 posts before your pictures show up.
     
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    oh.... thanks
     
  16. Partsking

    Partsking Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Nah.
     
  17. Jenna

    Jenna Vice Admiral Admiral

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    cubbie, your avatar is hot.
     
  18. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    How do I make an avatar with good quality/defintion? I see most avatars with what I would call "high quality" definition, yet when I click on their "properties", the file sizes are always under the 20Kb limit. I have a large, cropped picture, which I resize to 120x120, and save in the highest quality jpg format (using Roxio Photosuite), and it is fuzzy (as can be seen). Am I doing something wrong? How do folks get such nice looking images?
     
  19. Reiko

    Reiko Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Use a freeware software called Easy Thumbnails. Is real easy to use and you can adjust the quality. It can resize it to 20kb or less and still have it look good and not fuzzy.

    Easy Thumbnails
     
  20. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Thanks for the suggestion - I'll give it a try
     

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