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Forum Hint Number 005 - Better Avatars - DELETE THIS ONE

dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,348
Making the Most of your Avatars

On the Old site, Avatars there were restricted to:
Pixel size 60x60
File size 10kb
Old Avatar
image

In the new Spine-Health site, there are different limits:
Pixel size 85x85
File size 30kb
New Avatar
image

What this has done is to allow for higher resolution and larger pictures. And that is what we are seeing on most members that joined after the upgrade.

But....
For some of the older avatars that were not changed, the old format is a bit small, but it will still fill up the photo section so that many are somewhat distorted and fuzzy.

Ok, so how do I resize my old avatars?

1) Using a Photo Editor OPEN your Avatar
(I use Microsoft Digital Image Pro and Photoshop Element )
2) Look at the properties or format section and RESIZE your Avatar to at least 85 x 85 pixels. Most software will then adjust the file size.
3) Save the pictuer as a web image (72 resolution)
4) Try to use the update photo as your avatar.

IF you have ANY problems doing this, please send me your avatar at rdilauro@gmail.com and I will work on making these types of updates.

Have as much fun with your avatars as I do!


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Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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Comments

  • Ok, since I have this new computer with Windows Vista, I can't seem to make the smileys work; all I get is the link. Any suggestions? Really, I try not to be a dumb blond!

    Jan
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,348
    HI Jan,
    Are you talking about the smileys on this page or from another site?

    When its from this box of smileys, you should only see the corresponding text that generates the smiley

    So, when you click on the smiley with the cowboy hat you should get
    ""<) :)</pre>""
    which shows up as:
    <):) <br />
    Now if you are getting from another site (ie Smiley Central)
    you have to make sure you include the starting url tag and ending url tag
    ">image
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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  • kattoo,
    Welcome to spine health.

    There is a row of choices at the top of this screen. Click on MY ACCOUNT. Once you have that screen pulled up, there is a link along the top that will say Edit. Click that and then you can see where to upload the avatar. I hope this helps.

    Cindy
    Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!
  • Is it possible to still have an avatar? I can't figure out where and how to change it, if so.

    Scoliosis for 30 years; Thoracic curve measures 50, Lumbar curve measures 38; DDD L1/L2, L2/L3
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,348

    Go to your profile, then EDIT your profile (might be a little widget you have to click on) then after a couple of seconds, look on the right side of the screen, scroll down and you will see Change your Picture

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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  • Thank you! For some reason there was no way for me to do it on my computer, but I was able to on my phone.

    Scoliosis for 30 years; Thoracic curve measures 50, Lumbar curve measures 38; DDD L1/L2, L2/L3
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