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    Question Avtars

    Well - Just because I have a computer does not make me computer literate...

    Can someone explain the avtar(sp?) thing to me? I have seen them on a few peoples postings, and like the idea...

    The only problem is that I only know enough to be dangerous.... with the computer that is...

    I have a few images that I could use.... but they are all to large? How can I resize an image so it can be used....??
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    If your computer has a basic image program, such as Miscrosoft Imaging, you should be able to resize it to the appropriate smaller size.

    Sometime soon we'll have some that will be available as examples.

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    Webteam -

    Thank you for your prompt response to my questions.

    I appreciate it.
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    Just wanted to test my Avitar & Signature
    This sounded like a good thread to try it out.
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    Howdy....

    If anyone is having trouble resizing or doesn't have a
    program capable of resizing an image for use as your
    persona avatar.....email the image to me and I'll resize it for
    you...

    Be Safe.
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    Okay, I'm hoping my computer guru brothers can help me out. I went looking through "the vault" that someone posted on one of the we can't figure out the avtar posts. I found a great image I liked. I downloaded it to a disk, but when I tried to upload it, a message came back that it couldn't or it wasn't a supported file. I wanted to try to just the link to the image, but there wasn't a specific one for it. Just the entire page it was on. I'm warning you. I know computers somewhat but none of this stuff.

    Thanks.

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    This will only work if the image is small enough. Right click on it, and hit properties. You`ll find a URL in there. As a test, copy that into the address bar and only that image should pop up. Then you can also cut and paste that URL into the box here. You should be all set after that. If you know the person that owns the site you want to get the image from, that`s fine, but if you don`t make sure they don`t mind you linking directly from their site! Most sites don`t take to kindly to it, because it takes up bandwith.

    To prevent having people get mad at you, just try saving the image as a differnt type of file, and then upload it to here as that, and see if it still gives you that error. I hope that all didn`t confuse you, lol.

    I wish these avatars could be bigger, I bet no one can even tell what mine is. Here`s the bigger version. Actually it`s still small compared to what I have.
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    Ok, here's a test...I just added my avatar...it is my company's insignia

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    Send it to my email address and I will do it for you.

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    Cool

    There is another thread going in the firefighters forum along the same topic...

    Go to www.irfanview.com and download the FREE program. It loads images fast and allows you to easily resize/resample images. As a tip, if the program you use allows you to "resample" then choose that instead of "resize". Resampling will give you a better quality picture.

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    here is the picture that i want to use as my avatar thingy, but i cant get it to reize. It's the patch from my explorer post and the like is from one of our sponsor web pages. if you could resize it and then email it back that would be awsome.

    This is my picture

    http://www.jocoems.org/images/explorer_patch.jpg

    Thanks for your help
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    CFD2:

    Attached is the resized image (resampled using irfanview). Just right-click on it to save it then you can use it for your avatar.
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    I now can't find the post with the links to several avatar sites. ONe was the vault which I found the avatar I like. If anyone knows it please post it. I've tried search engines and it doesn't come up for me. Box, when I get it I will email it to you so you can resize it for me if you don't mind. If I can't get that image back, I have another to send you as a back up.

    THanks,
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    ALSfirefighter-
    Got to www.msn.com and do a search on "Avatars" . The first link that comes up should be the same link that was posted in the forums a while back

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    Here are some from that link:

    http://www.romanysrealm.com/

    http://dreamquest.to/AvatarVault.htm


    If anyone has any to submit that you'd like to be publicly available for anyone to use, please email them to WebTeam@firehouse.com with the subject 'Forum Images' or something and we'll upload them for other users.

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    just wanted to test my new picture out and see if it worked.

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    testing mine
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    For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

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    again.....
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    For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

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    no more after this ................
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    heres my test post... (btw, the female in the avatar is eliza dushku, who is quite possibly the hottest female in the world go to www.elizadushkuonline.com for more information on the goddess that is eliza)
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