How To Upload Avatar With Personal File

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RaRaRobyn Posted 6 Nov 2005 , 2:57pm
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I need help! I got an avatar off of a webpage, and saved it, but its not moving anymore! Its frozen on one picture. How do I get it right??


gmcakes Posted 6 Nov 2005 , 3:23pm
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Sometimes, if you have resized your avatar it will make it quit moving. When I finally found an avatar I liked I went to:

...and there you can resize and even add text if you like. I hope this helps!


Lisa Posted 6 Nov 2005 , 3:55pm
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You'll also want to make sure you're saving it as a gif

RaRaRobyn Posted 6 Nov 2005 , 4:33pm
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it won't let me save it as a .gif!

RaRaRobyn Posted 6 Nov 2005 , 4:38pm
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Ok, sorry for the triple post. I got it working. Now its asking me to put it in a host directory? What the heck??

RaRaRobyn Posted 6 Nov 2005 , 4:44pm
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Ok, lol, I post too soon, and I figured it out. It's 100x100 but I can't get it below 6kb!?

Not seeing anything that says how to do that.

RaRaRobyn Posted 6 Nov 2005 , 4:55pm
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got it, a little smaller than I want it, but I guess that's ok. I had to shape it to 50x50 icon_surprised.gif(

m0use Posted 9 Nov 2005 , 12:53pm
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Glad to see that it's working!

PennySue Posted 13 Feb 2006 , 12:30am
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Can I use a pic that is in one of my jpg files?

gailsgoodies Posted 13 Feb 2006 , 12:31am
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Sure, although you may have to resize it.

PennySue Posted 13 Feb 2006 , 12:33am
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How small?

gailsgoodies Posted 13 Feb 2006 , 12:40am
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110 pixels, the height no greater than 110 pixels, and the file size no more than 6 KB. When you go into your forum info (on the left of this page) it's at the very bottom.

gailsgoodies Posted 13 Feb 2006 , 12:42am
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If you have a problem with it being to big, use this link to resize it.

Then save it back to your computer so you can upload it to CC.

PennySue Posted 13 Feb 2006 , 1:09am
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Ok I think this is it. It's a bit small though, hard to read.

Lisa Posted 13 Feb 2006 , 3:40am
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If you convert it to gif format, you can use the link posted above to resize it. You'll be able to keep it larger in size by using reduce color which will reduce the kb without making it smaller.

chrissy736 Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 11:01pm
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Does anyone know where you could get free avatar downloads????

gailsgoodies Posted 15 Feb 2006 , 2:57am
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Sure, Google "free animation downloads" and just start looking! icon_smile.gif

chrissy736 Posted 15 Feb 2006 , 5:15am
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Thanks so much!! icon_lol.gif

crisseyann Posted 15 Feb 2006 , 5:18am
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Gail...thanks for the tip on finding avatars. Check out my Kitty!! lol icon_smile.gif

gailsgoodies Posted 15 Feb 2006 , 9:06pm
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You're welcome, chrissy736! She's very cute, crisseyann! thumbs_up.gif

gcc Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 12:16am
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Hi all,
I am having a problem trying to upload my avatar.
I get to the point of re-sizing it with the gifworks link but it just doesn't do anything.
Could it be too large to resize.
I'm new at this and it's trial and error. Any help would be appreciated.


gailsgoodies Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 12:34am
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Do you mean when you try to load it into this link:

It won't load it? Or is it loading it and when you see the picture it's not changing?

gcc Posted 28 Feb 2006 , 12:43am
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I can load it, but when I try to re-size it nothing happens.
I think it may be way too big anyway. It's 800x600 156KB
It is water lillies and I think when it's re-sized it may look odd. icon_rolleyes.gif
thanks, Karen

ConnieB Posted 4 Apr 2006 , 7:00pm
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I have been trying to upload an avatar from my personal file but it keeps telling me that it is too big, how can I make it fit? usaribbon.gif


doitallmom Posted 7 Apr 2006 , 12:17am
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oakay, okay- sounds kinda crazy I know, but i'm guessing that avatar has something to do the images by everyones name?? If yes, how in the world do I get one?

okred Posted 11 Apr 2006 , 10:35pm
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oh if doing this were as much fun as decorating my cakes!! This computer.......................

can't load the avatar
can't find an animated one
can't stand the computer

love reading everyone's posts

m0use Posted 12 Apr 2006 , 3:36pm
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To find an avatar, you can do a google search for animated avatar or animated gif.
Several of the members, like myself and Lisa are good at making ones, finding ones, and resizing them.
Your avatar can't be larger than 110x110 pixels and 6KB file size. is a good place for resizing animated gifs.

Pyxxydust Posted 15 Apr 2006 , 2:25pm
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All right - I've tried several different Tinkerbell files and finally found one that is under 6 KB (my favorite one - an animated one, was almost 40KB! Yikes!)
Thanks for the helpful info! I had never even heard of an avatar until I found this website! I'm not only learning cake decorating stuff but how to be a computer whiz! Ha ha. As if.

koolaidstains Posted 30 Apr 2006 , 4:20am
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I'm glad I found this thread. I've just spent WAY too much time trying to resize one of my pictures. I could get it to the 110x110 okay, but it was still 20 kb. I'll see if it's too small and then maybe go try some of those tricks mention (reducing colors and what not).

Lisa Posted 1 May 2006 , 5:39am
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It looks great thumbs_up.gif

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