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Offline Captain Itchy Scratchy

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avatar question
« on: April 25, 2012, 09:41:15 PM »
hi newbie here trying to figure out hoe to post pic to avatar can i post a pic from facebook?
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Re: avatar question
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2012, 01:11:04 PM »
um! i just learned how to copy and paste. i would have no idea how to do that



Doing a Copy & Paste will work (as long as you copy the right thing, and paste it in the right place...  ;)  :D ).

Here's something to try -
(NOTE: I'm using the Mozilla Firefox browser.)

1.) Browse to the photo on your Facebook account that you'd like to use as a profile picture.
2.) Right-Click on the photo, and select "View Image Info".
3.) When the Image Info Box pops up, Right-Click on the highlighted line, and select "Copy".
4.) Browse to your RenFestForums Account Profile Settings.
5.) On the left side of the screen, under "Modify Profile", click on "Forum Profile Information".
6.) In the text-box beside the line "I have my own pic:", Right-Click, and select "Paste".
7.) On the Bottom-Right of the screen, click on "Change Profile".
8.) Check to see if there are any error messages about the photo size.
9.) If there aren't, you have succeeded in using a Facebook photo as your Forum Profile picture.
10.) If there are errors, edit the photo on your PC, and upload the new, smaller one to your Facebook album.  Then repeat steps 1 - 8.

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Offline Lady Rowan Lane

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Re: avatar question
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 11:44:00 AM »
Ok...I'm trying to follow the instructions but... I don't get a "View Image Info" in my choices...  :(
No what??

help! ???

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Re: avatar question
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 11:58:59 AM »
Lady Rowan, click on the photo to make it full size. Then you should see that option when you right click on it (again...this is with Firefox browser)

Please note that if the image isn't square, it will deform when you set it as your avatar.
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Re: avatar question
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2013, 12:16:40 PM »
followed all the steps, says it's worked, still no photo.  What's the max size/ dimensions for the photo?
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Re: avatar question
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2013, 09:32:23 AM »
I usually post pix that are 400x400 pixels, although I have seen some much larger. Any resolution beyond 96 dpi pretty much gets lost on the Internet. Avatars, when displayed, will be resized to 100x100.

If your avatar isn't showing, be SURE that if you copy/paste the URL that you entered in the Personalized Picture field of your profile into the address bar of your browser, it should appear. The image CANNOT be sourced on your computer. It MUST be stored on the Internet, and at an accessible URL (not behind a log-in).  Also be sure that you've selected "Specify avatar by URL."

The R/F website does NOT host any user photos. You are welcome to PM me with questions...

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Re: avatar question
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2013, 10:38:44 AM »
Thanks for helping with this renfairephotog & Merlin! I've been (and still am) a bit busy this weekend.

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« Last Edit: August 11, 2013, 10:40:20 AM by Tom »
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Re: avatar question
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2013, 07:59:11 PM »
No worries, Lad... Pleased to be of assistance.
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