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Offline Merlin the Elder

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Re: Profile picture
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2014, 06:27:03 PM »
Make sure you've selected "Specify avatar by URL" next to where you put the address to your photo. Be also aware that URL must be the pointed to the image file itself, and not a page with the image on it.
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Re: Profile picture
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2014, 06:33:48 PM »
Irma... when you open (click on) the facebook image you want to use you should then Right Click on it, select "Open Image In New Tab" (or Window, depending on which browser you use) from the drop down menu, and once it opens in it's own window you can select the URL in the Address Bar at the top of THAT page, copy it, and paste it into the appropriate field on your R/F profile page.  That should solve the problem. 
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Re: Profile picture
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2014, 08:55:57 PM »
The URL was https: etc.  I deleted the "s" from https, and the avatar loaded.  Thanks for the replies.

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Re: Profile picture
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2015, 12:08:05 PM »
Huzzah!  I finally read this entire thread and was able to post a profile picture.  Now I just need to find a better one.  Grammercy, Merlin!
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Re: Profile picture
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2015, 11:01:14 PM »
This morning I attempted to change my avatar.  I selected the option to change the photo, added the URL to one of my Facebook photos, clicked the change profile button.  Now my profile has the "no avatar" option selected, even though that was not my choice.  Is there something I am missing?  Thanks.

Facebook does a pretty good job of obfuscating the URLs of photos on their servers.

This is the URL of one of my Facebook profile photos, as shown in the Address line of my Firefox browser (it points to the photo album page which contains the image) -

This is the URL of the actual photo, which shows in the Location field of the Properties pop-up (selected in the Right-Click Context Menu) -

So, you have to work a bit to use a Facebook photo as an avatar here - also taking into consideration that you really should select a square image, since regular, rectangular images will look distorted.

Hope this Helps some!

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