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Hi all, how do i upload an avatar ? Im not very computer literate, I went to browse but it took me to my own pictures which i really dont want to use. HELP ! confusedx

Clicking browse button will do that, so after that your in My Pictures  change the location to where you have
your avatar that you want to upload is located on your computer Example Desktop or My Documents etc.

Or you can surf the web for a avatar (Small picture) then download it to My Pictures then use the Browser button to upload

the image you just downloaded from My Pictures or Desktop or anywhere.

There are loads of websites for avatars. Or you can just look at google images of something you like and pick one of them. That means resizing it...

 

For this method, you'll need to have Paint open. It's a program you can find by clicking on: Start, All programs, Accessories. Double click on Paint to open it.

Now copy the picture you like by copying the whole screen (press Ctrl and Prt Sc at the same time) and then paste it into Paint (Ctrl V). Now you can edit the picture. To cut out the bit you want, click on select, then click on the corner of where you want the picture to be framed and drag the cursor to make a box around the picture. Then click on crop.

Undo it if it isn't right and try again. When it's right, save it to My Pictures as a jpeg file.

Now you need to make the picture the right size for an avatar...

There is a good website that does this very quickly and for free (address at the bottom). Click on browse and it'll take you to My Pictures. Double click on the picture you saved and it will download automatically. Then fill in the size on the form. Try 120 pixels. If that's too big once you try and upload to the MSS site, then try 100 pixels - that'll work. Pick the version you like best and download the file. It will open in another window - rename it & copy it to My Pictures so you've got it on your system. Then you can choose it when the MSS avatar thing takes you there.

 

Karen x

http://www.shrinkpictures.com/create-avatar/


 

Hi - there seems to be a problem in that profile information isn't saving properly - I'm aware and getting it looked at this moring. Will keep you posted... Bob (MSS)

Hi thanks for advice on avatars, managed to get picture i want in my picture file then transfer to browse bar but when i upload it, it says no can do blushnot sure why. It would be helpful if the site had ones we could just click on like old site for those of us that dont get it,sad once again thanks for trying to helphappy2xx

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Hi - there seems to be a problem in that profile information isn’t saving properly - I’m aware and getting it looked at this moring. Will keep you posted… Bob (MSS)

Thanks Bob x

It could be that the file is too big (there’s a limit). Try making it smaller using the link I posted, then try again. Might be better to wait until the problems Bob’s talking about are fixed, otherwise you’ll have to do it again anyway!

Kx

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It could be that the file is too big (there’s a limit). Try making it smaller using the link I posted, then try again. Might be better to wait until the problems Bob’s talking about are fixed, otherwise you’ll have to do it again anyway!

Kx

woohoo! i did it went to site you suggested and it worked thankyou very much xx

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