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dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,714
I've posted in the Help section about how to upgrade your avatar so that it will have better resolution on this site.

I've offered to make the changes for anyone...

So far I do not have any takers!!!!!!

PLEASE - send me your avatar (If you are not happy with the resolution here) and I will work on it. If you have the original picture before setting it up for the old Spine-Health that is even better.

DO IT - Why? Most people know me as the Avatar changing. I keep changing avatars weekly. Its FUN

Avatars can just be another way to get to know your Pain forum member neighbor!

Send you avatars to: rdilauro@gmail.com

What you get in return may surprise you!
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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  • Finally figured it out huh? :p
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,714
    Amber,
    I couldnt even hold a candle to what you can do with avatars and pictures.
    Have I figure it out? Yes, I can do some and then I will call on you!
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,714
    When we moved to this site, the dimensions of avatars changed. So using your old Avatar may look at bit distorted here.
    There are several ways we can handle this:

    1) Wait until members send me their avatars to be updated.
    2) Send a PM to each member that 'we' think the avatar should be updated.
    3) Go in and change those avatars that are not clear.

    Going the #1 route will take some time, but it works. Route #2 is something I will be trying to do.
    Route #3 is something that I am against. I do not want to make changes to anyone's profile without their permission. (unless it is an action to fix a direct violation of the rules
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • how do ya use those animated avatars on here? Pic size is ok but file size is too large.

    Hey, I posted this on Wednesday, it's now Saturday. Whassup????
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,714
    Ben/Paul,

    I am far from an expert on graphics and photos. But I have noticed that some of the animated GIF files work fine IF they do not need to be resized. I can take a GIF that is animated, but it wont fit the forum max sizes. So, I go in and resize it and then the animation is gone.
    Then I take the same animated GIF file and load it to my web site (If necessary I increase the max size/limits) When I can get it to fit within guidelines and do not have to make any changes, then I get the animation.
    I dont know if this is the answer or not..
    I will have to defer to my specialist, araine, if she cant figure things out about Photos, gifs, jpegs, bmp, etc, no one else can
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,714
    Please if anyone has a 'fuzzy' avatar, please send the original photo to me (rdilauro@gmail.com) and I will try to resize it with the best resolution for this site.
    So far I have had only a few takers.

    Please we would love to have everyone on this site with
    crisp avatars, and we are willing to help anyone
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Ron - I sent you my avatar a few days ago.... I asked you to fix it up for me - remove the wrinkles, highlight the hair and just give it a general all around make over. I am assuming since I've not heard from you and my "old" avatar is still here, that it was a task even you weren't able to do? :?
    Or did you just not receive it? I sent it to you via PM from work (jberthelot)....

    Let me know if it's a lost cause so I will quit logging on every day hoping I'm beautiful again!

    =))

    Jeaux
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,714
    Sorry Jeaux, I did not receive your avatar. Please resend it.
    Once I get it and play around with it, I will send it back to you for you to approve.

    Also
    It would help alot if you had the original picture before it was resized to fit into the old Spine-Health.
    I can resize one of the modified avatars but it would never be as clear as if I worked from the original
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I will look into this to see if there is an easier approach to get the animations on here, and then work on the clarity. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

    - Amber
  • You want to play with my what?!? :O

    I will resend it to you.
    But I think I have to go through my computer files to do it.... So, look for something from JBerthelot.....

    Thanks!

    Jeaux
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,714
    Me, I am 100% innocent B) and an upstanding person image:)" alt=">:)" height="20" />

    well maybe not 100% :?
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Oh. That's what I thought...
  • Concerning animated Avatars: Can you give instructions on how to post them here?
  • But I just had to show this cute avatar off !

    Viking
  • How about if we have a particular website that we visit to get various avatars, etc. from? Could we share that info here somewhere, maybe even on this thread?

    Also, I just gotta ask this...what happened to my favorite smiley? (the "bird" one) Can we have that one back? Pretty please??? O:)

    I'm also wondering something else but not sure where to ask...so I'll put it here and I (or you) can delete this part if need be-do we have an editor? Cause I'm often finding typo (usually spelling) errors and for whatever reason that really bugs me, so I was thinking, if we don't have an editor, could I apply for the job? :D I always have to do the editing for my son's websites as his spelling needs some improvement, so just thought I'd ask and offer.

    Take care of you... :)
  • Sorry, I forgot I wanted to ask this...

    Is there a way to convert a "bmp" image to a "jpg" or "jpeg"? I have some recent pix of me that I took with my onboard webcam (I recently cut off my long hair and have a new short hair look-that's why I took the pix, not cause I'm conceted, I swear! O:) ) and they're bmp's, which means I can't use them for avatars, etc. on most any website. I would love to convert them to jpeg/jpg so I can actually use them for something.

    I would be happy to send a few of them if someone can do it, but if it can be explained, I'm perfectly happy to do my own too. Whichever is easiest-if it's even possible.

    Thanks! :D
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,714
    Hi , EMT
    There are several packages that can save a BMP file to a JPEG or JIF.

    Some are:
    Photoshop Element
    MS Digitial Image

    Besides, your avatar looks perfect!
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Well aren't you sweet! :) Actually, this is the only jpeg I have that's half descent since I got my hair cut...but in this pic, it's not even styled! It was early in the morning at a hotel near Chicago where a bunch of us from Cruise Critic met up for a weekend "land based" face to face...and this pic was taken at our goodbye brunch, so I just got out of bed and off I went! 8} (some day I'll have my eldest chitlin take a pic of me with hair done, make up on, etc...ya'll won't recognize me! ;) )
  • You can post a GIF to spine health the same way as a picture. Make sure you delete your picture first. Then, when your GIF is at it's proper specs, upload it like normal.
  • Tanya you may send those original files to me, and I can convert them to avatars for you if you wish. araine86@gmail.com

    "Amber"
  • who knew a thread about avatars could get so naughty???? image:)" alt=">:)" height="20" /> =))
  • V , he is so cute.... :)))
  • I have had trouble posting avatars. I will go into my account and click "edit". I will delete current avatar and click "submit". I then have to come back onto the forums before submitting a new one???? If I don't, the old one, taht I deleted, remains. Then I can go back and repeat the process and submit new one. I think.

    Well, this is the third time tryin' and old one is gone. Will try now to post new one.

    The 4th time's the charm. Peace, Baby.......
  • first i would like to say i like your new pix much more than old one-thats a cool lookin little dude in the pix ..but what is he holding? i also had a hard time posting avatars (new word for this lady)(ive only been on puters for a few months, and im a learnin fool)poor paul had to explain over and over to me what avatars ment poor paul it was embarrassing but must of not been to embarrassing for me cause i just told the world hahahah, but i did do it myself changed my own pix it took me three days prolly 15 hours but i did do it by myself. and yes i am patting my own back (hi 5 to patsy) hehehe i can tell my pain pill is working cause i get silly when im feelin better, and silly a wanna be all the time...ps leave this little dude up for awhile. anyway can you tell me who he is?
    silly patsy
  • is my son. He is holding a beer and smoking a cigarrette. I have talked to him about that but he works and makes his own money and can spend it the way he sees fit.
  • you get a giggle out of me..thats for sure! patsy
  • When I saw that pic today I was thinking...

    image
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,714
    Ben, thank you , you just confirmed I am not crazy!

    This has been happening to me since day one. You know I change avatars weekly, and each time I do, I have to delete the current one, add the new one, the old one is still there.
    I go through this 3 or 4 times, and then the new avatar
    shows up.
    Right now, you have been the only one that has confirmed that action.
    I will look into this further now that I know its not just me
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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