Avatars ... I want one!

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#1
Sebastopol, CA, United States
258 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Alright all you experienced computer folks who post here. I want an animated avatar ... where can I find a nice selection from which to chose, and then just how do I get it to my profile?

High Seas Gal
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#2
B - Ohio, R - Ohio, L - Texas
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HSG - Go tothe top of the blue box to and hover our curosr over 'My Space' and it will you several options. Select 'profile' You will see a place in there to change your avatar. You can select one of the standard ones or customized one. You will need to know the web address or 'URL'

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#3
Blanchard, OK
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Joined Jun 2001
Here is a link to one site. http://www.animfactory.com/
You can also type "free animated gifs" in your web browser and it will provide you with several sites.

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#4
Northern San Diego County, CA
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Joined Mar 2002
Do a search on google. I typed in Princess avatar to find mine!

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#5
Sebastopol, CA, United States
258 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Well, I've found lots of free animated gifs, and can download them to my computer. Can you explain a URL ... is that my web address? My email address? Not being a techie, I'm still a little lost on getting my avatar going.

High Seas Gal
Northern California

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#6
Northern Virginia
631 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator - a fancy way of saying webpage address. It's what's at the address field at the top of your web browser right now.

Just right click on any avatar on any website and click on "Properties". You can see the URL of the image. Cut and paste it into the custom avatar field in your profiles. BTW, feel free to steal my Hokie avatar. Good luck.

-Rich


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#9
Sebastopol, CA, United States
258 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Well, let's see if I was successful!

High Seas Gal
Northern California
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#10
78 Posts
Joined Jan 2004
just testing

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#11
Cary, NC
198 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
If you chose an avatar off the web -- One thing to keep in mind is that every time someone opens a page that contains your avatar, it will cause a hit to the website which stores the image. You might want to be cautious about choosing an avatar off the web. I used to have some sports-related pics on one of my websites, until a few people started using them as avatars. It caused as many as 10,000 hits a day to my website, so I quickly deleted the pics.
#12
Northern Virginia
631 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
Good point. Linking to a free icon site or at least a website owned by a company that expects large traffic will be better. Also, there is less chance that the link will change as with smaller web servers. Remember that the longer it takes to retrieve your avatar, the longer it'll take you and everyone else to bring up the threads with your posts on it.

-Rich


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#13
Rowlett, TX
3,819 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
Also remember that when you change your avatar it changes in all of your posts. For a while several of us were playing the "Lets be Newt for a day" game and setting all of our avatars to his.

Luckily sanity prevailed and we all went back to our usual ones.
#15
Sebastopol, CA, United States
258 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Help ... my avatar has disappared!

High Seas Gal
Northern California

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#16
Blanchard, OK
1,267 Posts
Joined Jun 2001
High Seas gal. The avatar is supposed to be 48x48 pixels in dimension. So when you are looking for an avatar, you need to find one on a site that allows you to reduce the dimension to what you need or find one that is already the right size or smaller. I am sorry but I do not know how to reduce the size of an avatar once I have downloaded it so I picked one that was already the right dimension.

If you right mouse click on any of our avatars and click on properties you will see the size is 48x48 pixels. Likewise when looking for an avatar, right mouse click check properties to find the dimensions.

Someone correct me if I am wrong about this and give highseasgal a hand with the resizing.

Karen & Paul
[img]http://smileys.******************/cat/8/8_3_23.gif[/img]
http://community.webshots.com/album/124134511FOjEih
Galaxy B2B 10/04

Mercury 03/04
Radiance 01/04
Summit 09/03, Infinity B2B Hawaii 03/03,Infinity 10/02,
Maasdam 07/02, Sun Princess 03/02,Maasdam 11/01,Statendam 07/01,Dolphin 1990?
#17
Sebastopol, CA, United States
258 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Alright. I give up! I've gone to one of the CC standard avatars, much to my disappointment. I've tried several animated sites, and even had a working avatar for some hours before it left me. So, here you have the moon and space. A little tribute to the days when, as a youngster, I wanted to be an astronaut!

High Seas Gal
Northern California

NCL Sky Jun. 2000 (ALASKA)
NCL Sky Aug. 2001 (ALASKA)
Princess Regal Princess Jul. 2002 (ALASKA)
NCL Sun Sep. 2003 (ALASKA)
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#19
78 Posts
Joined Jan 2004
testing

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#20
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MISSYLOU:
High Seas gal. The avatar is supposed to be 48x48 pixels in dimension. So when you are looking for an avatar, you need to find one on a site that allows you to reduce the dimension to what you need or find one that is already the right size or smaller. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It doesn't have to be exatcly 48x48 pixels. The program will reduce it for you. You get a chance to preview the avatar to see if you like it. They are fun to play around with.