Avatars can be added to your profile quite easily. Here's how:
1) This should just be common sense - please keep in the spirit of this board and don't post objectionable avatars. If we see these, the admins will be notified and the pic will have to be removed. Also - please don't use copyrighted images.
2) This is the trickiest part - you need to edit the picture you want and resize it to 80 x 80 pixels on your own computer and save it (JPEG format works best). The file needs to be less than 6 KB in size for it to be allowed by the board software so you may have to tweak it a bit. This board doesn't have image edting software built in, so you will need to do this in a program such as Photoshop or the software that comes with your computer (Windows or MacOS).
The file size can often be reduced just by cropping and resizing the image and then saving it. If that doesn't work, a lot of image editing software allows you to save the image at a higher compression rate (also called "lower quality in some software). Check your software manual or Help files for specific information.
3) Now that your image is ready, you just need to upload it using the following steps:
- Click on your username at the top right of the window
Choose User Control Panel
Click the Profile tab
Click Edit Avatar
In the field marked "Upload form your machine" click Browse. This will open a browse window on your own computer.
Browse to the folder where your new avatar image has been saved (usually your Pictures folder), select it, and click Open
Click the Submit button, and you're done!
And that's it - you've uploaded an avatar pic. Have fun!