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Old 05/30/2006, 05:01 AM   #1
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Posting personal avitar

OK, I know some of you have posted personal pictures for your avitar. How do I get the picture down to 19.5kb or 80x80 pixels?

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Old 05/30/2006, 05:59 AM   #2
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open it up in your graphics program and resize

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Old 05/30/2006, 08:02 PM   #3
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I'd already tried that and it crops the picture. I tried MSN Paint and a basic version of Photoshop. I guess I'm just stuck because there's to much in the picture to reduce the pixel count. Oh well! Thanks anyway.
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Old 05/30/2006, 08:18 PM   #4
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Send it to Jon, maybe he could downsize them.

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Old 05/30/2006, 09:44 PM   #5
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If you're using Microsoft Windows XP it should have come with some type of Picture Manager software.
Open the picture in the software and then edit the picture.
Choose resize, there will be a number of options but you should be able to change the pixel size (height x width) without cropping it.
If you want to email it to me I'll do it for you.

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Old 05/30/2006, 09:45 PM   #6
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Steve, when you change the size are you chaning the canvas size or the photo size? It sounds like you might be resizing the canvas.
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Old 05/30/2006, 10:43 PM   #7
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There is a blurb in the help section that says anytime you reduce the size of the picture, either with pixels or inches, it starts removing the picture from the bottom right. I'll send it to you Rich and see what you can do with it.
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Old 05/31/2006, 07:26 AM   #8
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I've tried several ways of reducing the size of my photo's and usually wind up loosing clariety and sharpness. I finally gave up.

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Old 05/31/2006, 08:21 AM   #9
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Can you post your full size pic here? Maybe some of us can take a shot at making it into an avatar.

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Old 05/31/2006, 04:13 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rvrtrash
There is a blurb in the help section that says anytime you reduce the size of the picture, either with pixels or inches, it starts removing the picture from the bottom right. I'll send it to you Rich and see what you can do with it.
Steve
I sent you my email address - you should be able to attach it now - send the pic I'll try or post here if you want as Jon suggested.

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Old 05/31/2006, 06:23 PM   #11
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Rich, it's in your inbox. For everyone else, here it is. I was in a weird mood the other day and thought I needed something visual for my tag line.

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Old 05/31/2006, 09:15 PM   #12
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Hi Steve,
I sent it back to your inbox.

Here it is again along with a screenshot of Microsoft Picture Manager.
This comes with Windows XP, if not this version something similar.

Recommendation - make a copy of the original picture and edit the copy.

1. Open the picture in the software
2. Select Edit Pictures from the toolbar
3. Select Resize from the right hand menu
4. Enter 80 x 80 in the height and width on the right hand menu.
5. The software will adjust the size of the 2nd number if needed. (example here it changed it from 80x80 to 80x60.
6. Save the picture with a new name so you don't overwrite the picture. (important if you didn't make a copy first)

Hopefully this works for you.
It might be tough to see all the cars since the avatars are small but if you need more help send me another.

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Old 05/31/2006, 11:43 PM   #13
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Thanks Rich, and everyone else that helped. I had to convert it to jpeg from bitmap, but got it posted. I did a search of my hard drive and I don't have picture manager on it for some reason, even though I'm running XP. Oh well, with you guys to help me out from time to time, it's not critical. Thanks again for all the help and suggestions.
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Old 06/01/2006, 08:26 AM   #14
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Thanks Rich, and everyone else that helped. I had to convert it to jpeg from bitmap, but got it posted. I did a search of my hard drive and I don't have picture manager on it for some reason, even though I'm running XP. Oh well, with you guys to help me out from time to time, it's not critical. Thanks again for all the help and suggestions.
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Looks cool Steve! Nice collection by the way!

I wonder why you had to convert it from a bitmap? I posted it as a jpeg.
When you open a picture what program does it open in?
Maybe Picture Manager comes with Ms-Office. (I just double checked - it's actually called Microsoft Office Picture Manager - must come with Office - sorry) There are a number of free or inexpensive software packages out there that can do it as well. Often just dragging the corners to resize the picture tends to shrink and/or skew the results.

But if you (or anyone else) needs an avatar made feel free to send it to me - it takes 2 minutes.

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Old 06/01/2006, 07:58 PM   #15
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Looks cool Steve! Nice collection by the way!
Thanks. Left to right, 1968 California Special (in my gallery), 1969 XL (For sale, but I'm not trying real hard if you know what I mean), 1971 Boss 351, 1973 Mach 1 (Q-code 351 Cobra Jet, loaded), 1969 Fairlane, 1965 Sunbeam Tiger. I didn't set out to have so many cars, I just got some deals I couldn't pass up.
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