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Posted: Mon, 15th Jun 2009, 9:04pm

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sir alex

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How do you put an image on you account. Like when I put a post I want to have an image of something on the left side of it.
Posted: Tue, 16th Jun 2009, 1:08am

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Axeman

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Go here:

http://fxhome.com/account/

And under the Profile Settings select Avatar. Then you can upload the pic you want to use as an avatar.
Posted: Tue, 16th Jun 2009, 1:38am

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Terminal Velocity

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Of course, it has to be the right size first.
Posted: Tue, 16th Jun 2009, 3:04pm

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sir alex

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How can I ever get an image 40x40 pixles. I tried to put the preview that size in elab and render one frame and then go to windows movie maker and take a picture from the preview but the smallest it can get on movie maker is like 230xsomething so i can't get a picture small enough.
Posted: Tue, 16th Jun 2009, 3:25pm

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Axeman

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You use an image editor to resize it. Photoshop, GIMP, GraphicConverter, etc.
Posted: Tue, 16th Jun 2009, 3:25pm

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Xcession

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wtf dude - you just take a picture of any size you can get (whether its 230 X something or not) then shrink it with some graphics program - you don't try and somehow create the image at 40x40 straight away razz
Posted: Tue, 16th Jun 2009, 3:33pm

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sir alex

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I found an image but if I hadn't I wouldn't have had any program to re-size it.
Posted: Tue, 16th Jun 2009, 3:38pm

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I found an image but if I hadn't I wouldn't have had any program to re-size it.
Sir Alex, try thinking of your computer as a tool shed with access to almost unlimited tools, but only some of them are installed on it. The others are in the word wide web and just wait to be downloaded and installed by you.

So if you look for a program to resize images and have none, try to do the old "google" thing and do a google search for a free graphics converter which downscales. There are many of them. And many of other tools too. Almost all of them come with a manual so you'll even figure out how they work quickly.
Posted: Tue, 16th Jun 2009, 3:42pm

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Terminal Velocity

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You don't have Windows Photo Gallery? All you have to do is double-click the image and voila, it opens in WPG ready to be cropped. Be warned, though; the file size increases when you alter it.
Posted: Tue, 16th Jun 2009, 6:42pm

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sir alex

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Sollthar wrote:

I found an image but if I hadn't I wouldn't have had any program to re-size it.
Sir Alex, try thinking of your computer as a tool shed with access to almost unlimited tools, but only some of them are installed on it. The others are in the word wide web and just wait to be downloaded and installed by you.

So if you look for a program to resize images and have none, try to do the old "google" thing and do a google search for a free graphics converter which downscales. There are many of them. And many of other tools too. Almost all of them come with a manual so you'll even figure out how they work quickly.
Do you have any free softwares in particular that you can recommend? I don't like downloading un-familiar softwares.
Posted: Tue, 16th Jun 2009, 7:10pm

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Sollthar

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I know plenty for Mac, since I work with a Mac. But no PC software, sorry. But a google search should give results.
Posted: Tue, 16th Jun 2009, 8:46pm

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Xcession

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Why on earth would you not enjoy downloading new software? Since my job is "the web", your attitudes deeply saddens me.

Only download software from the manufacturer's website. Its a simple rule. There is realistically no chance that downloading from a respected manufacturer's website would result in being virused. You have absolutely nothing to fear.
Posted: Wed, 17th Jun 2009, 3:12am

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sir alex

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I got the demo for digitope and re-sized it. But as you can see it ads some
un-midevil looking red text. I wanted to make a knight because my account name is sir Alex. Any suggestions for free softawres?
Posted: Wed, 17th Jun 2009, 3:20am

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Axeman

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Just on a whim I tried typing "free graphics software" into google, and Can You Believe it! This is what I found:

http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pixelbasedfreewin/Free_PixelBased_Editing_and_Painting_Software_for_Windows.htm

What didn't you like about GIMP, the best free photo editor, which I mentioned earlier in this thread?
Posted: Wed, 17th Jun 2009, 6:09pm

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sir alex

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I used gimp and am now satisfied with my avatar.