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    Quote Originally Posted by monique_46
    I have been trying so hard and someone on the board has been kind enough to help me, but I just can't seem to get a custom avatar to work. I found a photo on the internet that I want to use, then copied it to Accessories and got it less than 125 x 125 pixels, but I get a message saying it's not a valid .gif, .jpg or something else. It IS a valid photo, saved as a bitmap image and less than the size that is required. Does anyone have a suggestion what is wrong? I sure would appreciate it.
    Ahh, I figured it out. I just needed to Save As a .jpg... finally!!!
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    Sorry no one was around to help you monique. The size restriction is 125x125 pixels, but there is also a file size limit. .bmp's make for large files. I'm glad you figured out the problem on your own.
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    An avatar has to be a .jpg or .gif file.

    A great cheat that usually requires no resizing, is to use google images and save the thumbnail size. It is usually under the 125 px already.

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    I need a new avatar and have hit an avatar related writers block. Any good suggestions for places to browse avatars? This Simple Life season 1 thing currently in place has got to go.
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    You can go to Google, get to Google Images and do a search for anything you heart desires (well, within FORT's PG-13 guidelines, at least )
    If you find a picture you like but have trouble resizing it, just ask and one of the fine folks here (myself included - as a fine folk, I mean ) would be happy to help
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKLove
    You can go to Google, get to Google Images and do a search for anything you heart desires (well, within FORT's PG-13 guidelines, at least )
    If you find a picture you like but have trouble resizing it, just ask and one of the fine folks here (myself included - as a fine folk, I mean ) would be happy to help
    Right on. Thanks for the offer of assistance. I've installed Paint Shop Pro 5.0 which has a pretty handy resizing tool for those pesky .gifs/.jpgs

    Off hand, are animated .gifs allowed to your knowledge?
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    Probably a question better posed to one of the mods, but I DO know that .gif extensions are allowed, and there are people here with animated avatars - I supposed it depends on the file size.

    I'd check with a mod. (lobeck, Mantenna and hepcat are around - just PM one of them)
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    You can use an animated gifs , but no one here appreciates jumpy in your face ones. We're not a games forum full of 12 yr olds. The file size is limited to 29.3KB, which will give you maybe one or two layer changes

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    Quote Originally Posted by hepcat
    Hi, if 20/20 won't work for you, try downloading Irfan viewer. It's free and takes about 10 seconds.

    http://www.tucows.com/preview/194967.html

    All you have to do is open the image using Irfan, then Resize/Resample the image. It allows you to put the dimensions in. 125x125 is the avatar limit, I believe. Also, if you're working with a .bmp, make sure it saves as a .jpg so that the file is smaller. Good luck!
    I was having problems with the avvys too. The Irfan works great!! Thanks again whoever let me know that!

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    Hmm looks like FORT is in for a douse of MORE COWBELL now.

    Thank you very much for the help here.
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