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  1. Scout101

    Scout101 Admiral Admiral

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    Ok, so I'm not sure exactly where the problem lies, but I was told to post AV problems here rather than in QSF, so here I am. SO, my question is...

    Where did it go? It went AWOL on me a little while ago, so I went and re-uploaded the pic to refresh it. I came back here, and it was back again, no problems. It's wandered off again sometime after lunch today. the BBS knows I have SOMETHING, because there's a space left under my name with a conspicuious absence... The link is still valid in the MY HOME section of BBS, and sometimes the pic shows up there. Any help/suggestions? Thanks.

    -Scout
     
  2. Naira

    Naira Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    ^ Maybe the server where your avatar is hosted is having some uptime problems?
     
  3. Cali

    Cali Admiral Admiral

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    Just to say that if anyone is desperate for av hosting then I have some space.

    Or you can sign up to photobucket.com- brilliant site! :)
     
  4. Kira's Mom

    Kira's Mom Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    I have some avatars hosted at Photobucket. My problem now is I have no idea how to make avatars...though what I really want to do is a slideshow kind of thing. I've got two great pictures I want to use! Can anyone help? :D
     
  5. Teldune Arcania

    Teldune Arcania Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    I can see what I can do. Though I can't guarantee quality, I don't have that much experience with animated AVs but I have been making TrekBBS cards for people.
     
  6. LittleRedhead

    LittleRedhead Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    Kira's Mom, I've made a few avs for the contest in scifi/fantasy. PM me if you still need help. ;)
     
  7. Technomage

    Technomage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    Download MS Gif Animator and follow this tutorial on how to use it.

    The program is only 1 Meg in size and is free. It's also very easy to understand. :)
     
  8. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    I received a PM from the AutoAdmin saying my avatar violated the rules, etc. It is a 79x77 px and only 2.1 K in size.
    Any ideas?

    -J.
     
  9. Teldune Arcania

    Teldune Arcania Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    It just said it violated the rules? No details?

    Maybe it didn't get a response from the site hosting it.
     
  10. Kira's Mom

    Kira's Mom Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    My pictures aren't gif images though...they're png and jpg.
     
  11. Teldune Arcania

    Teldune Arcania Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    The Gimp does animated gifs based on layers. You'll have to download the plugin for gif support since it couldn't be integrated with the regular version because of patent issues. On the page where they offer that plugin there is a list of places the patent is still valid. If you live in the US, it has expired and you can download the plugin. The whole thing is free.
     
  12. Technomage

    Technomage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    Here's an online image converter that will change your images to the correct format. ;)
     
  13. Kira's Mom

    Kira's Mom Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    ^I tried it, but it doesn't do anything! Nothing shows up. :confused: I feel like an idiot.
     
  14. Technomage

    Technomage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    You're right, it doesn't seem to be working. :confused:

    Try this one instead. It can only do .jpg to .gif, and vice versa.

    After uploading your image just do this:

    Click on 'EDIT' then 'FORMAT CONVERT', and it will automatically convert from .jpg to .gif. :)
     
  15. Kira's Mom

    Kira's Mom Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    Hmmm...I'll have to find another av with jpg instead of png so I can convert it. Thanks for your help! Hopefully I'll figure out how to do this...
     
  16. Technomage

    Technomage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    No problem. :)

    PNG's are a pain, I don't know why they invented them. ;) :D
     
  17. Kira's Mom

    Kira's Mom Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    Okay, now I have two gif images. But I can't figure out how to make them into a slideshow kind of thing (I want to alternate the images).
     
  18. Technomage

    Technomage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    Did you download Gif Animator?
     
  19. Kira's Mom

    Kira's Mom Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    Yes, but I'm not entirely sure what I'm supposed to do. (I'm being a pest, sorry!!!!) :lol:
     
  20. Technomage

    Technomage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Re: NEED AV HELP

    Just follow the instructions in that tutorial link I posted, as well as these tutorials:

    Link: 1

    Link: 2

    It really is very easy to learn, it just takes a bit of time.

    If you like I'll animate the ones you have. Just post them here, or point me to them, and I'll sort it out. :)