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    How do I add an avatar?

    I have an image downloaded I would like to use.

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    Settings > My Settings: Edit Avatar.

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    Rats.
    The image is 90X90.
    How can I cut it down?

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    If you don't have any sort of image processing software on your computer, type "resize images online" into your favourite search engine. You'll find many sites that do a free resize using a drag-and-drop interface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mazanec View Post
    Rats.
    The image is 90X90.
    How can I cut it down?
    I might be wrong but this forum's sotware might reduce a 90 by 90 jpg to 80 by 80....it's just much larger jpgs that it rejects.
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    It could give a considerably better result to trim 10 pixels off the
    edges than to resize it. That is trivial in Windows Paint.

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    Windows Paint?
    I have a Mac, how do I do it on that?
    I'd still like to do that to remove the text.
    Last edited by Tom Mazanec; 2018-Feb-08 at 06:21 PM.

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    Sheesh, the Macintosh was (probably still is) for many people the
    epitome of graphics machines.

    I've never used one.

    Please let us know whether this works for you:

    https://www.digitaltrends.com/comput...den-paint-app/

    It says near the bottom of the article where to find the
    Rectangular Selection tool for cropping images to size.

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    Last edited by Jeff Root; 2018-Feb-08 at 06:34 PM.
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    this seems ok:

    https://www298.lunapic.com/editor/



    no need to download any software
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    The lower text reads "SHARKS (crossed out) MONGEESE (sic) WITH FRICKIN' LASER BEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS"

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    So, it worked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mazanec View Post
    Windows Paint?
    I have a Mac, how do I do it on that?
    I'd still like to do that to remove the text.
    You could attach the original image to a post; someone here (I'd be happy to) could do the edit for you and attach the result to another post ...
    Measure once, cut twice. Practice makes perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mazanec View Post
    The lower text reads "SHARKS (crossed out) MONGEESE (sic) WITH FRICKIN' LASER BEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS"
    You should just put that in your signature line!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzkpfw View Post
    You could attach the original image to a post; someone here (I'd be happy to) could do the edit for you and attach the result to another post ...
    image
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    Tom,

    Did you read the info at the link in my post #8 above?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mazanec View Post
    image
    So you want just the drawing of the mongoose with the laser on its head? I find it funnier with the words, myself. Do you have a larger version of it? It's already perilously pixellated and making a square that then gets enlarged by the system to 80x80 or 90x90 or whatever is going to degrade its appearance further.

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    Name:  av.jpg
Views: 107
Size:  4.8 KBName:  av2.jpg
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Size:  4.0 KB
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    I decided to go with the text on the bottom after all.
    There are other forums I would like to use this on, that need smaller avatars, so I could use some help with that.
    This is the original image
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

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    SHARKS (crossed out) MONGEESE (sic) WITH FRICKIN' LASER BEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS

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    This is an example of a classic problem of graphics, digital or
    analog. Five pounds of detail cannot be crammed into a one-
    pound bag.

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    "I find astronomy very interesting, but I wouldn't if I thought we
    were just going to sit here and look." -- "Van Rijn"

    "The other planets? Well, they just happen to be there, but the
    point of rockets is to explore them!" -- Kai Yeves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mazanec View Post
    I decided to go with the text on the bottom after all.
    There are other forums I would like to use this on, that need smaller avatars, so I could use some help with that.
    This is the original image
    what size do the other forums require?
    Formerly Frog march..............

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    My image is 6.0 kib. But when I try to load it, the forum says it must be less than 6.0 kib. I guess just shaving the lower edge or something? Or maybe the sides?
    SHARKS (crossed out) MONGEESE (sic) WITH FRICKIN' LASER BEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS

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    It's possible that removing one or more columns of solid color
    pixels from either the left or right edges or both will leave the
    size of the image unchanged, because the resulting narrower
    columns will just just be encoded by different numbers in the
    compressed image file. The same number of numbers would
    still be in the file. Taking a row off the top or bottom should
    reduce the number of numbers used, and thus the filesize.

    But I won't be surprised if you're mistaken about the 6 kib limit.

    -- Jeff, in Minneapolis
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    "I find astronomy very interesting, but I wouldn't if I thought we
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    "The other planets? Well, they just happen to be there, but the
    point of rockets is to explore them!" -- Kai Yeves

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    Name:  Untitled.jpg
Views: 91
Size:  3.4 KB

    I think that's 3.4kb.
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    Last edited by WaxRubiks; 2018-Feb-14 at 09:12 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WaxRubiks View Post
    Name:  Untitled.jpg
Views: 91
Size:  3.4 KB

    I think that's 3.4kb.
    Thanks. It worked.
    SHARKS (crossed out) MONGEESE (sic) WITH FRICKIN' LASER BEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS

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    I just used resized from google.

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