member id pic?

Discussion in 'TFF Technical Support Forum & Suggestion Box' started by matty, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. matty

    matty New Member

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    how do i change my member id pic below my login name on the forum pages?

    i have some pics, i go into my profile, choose to change it, i pick a pic, then it says it is too big.

    so i open my pic with paint, then resize it to 100x100 pixels, and all i get is a pic of what was in the very upper left hand corner. not the whole image.

    could you please help me?

    thanks! :)
  2. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    First, an avatar needs to be no larger than 80x80 pixels. The clue then is to use your usual photo program and resize what you wish to use so that the largest side is no larger than 80 pixels.

    You can then insert it as you did originally without any problem.

    If you need additional details, you can find it here:

    http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=19431

    Good luck!:)
  3. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

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    Your problem is that you're using Paint to edit your picture. When you "resize" in Paint, you are actually "cropping", which results in cutting down the picture to the number of pixels you select as measured from the upper left corner, as you have discovered.

    You need to find a better image editing software. There are dozens out there. I use Adobe Photoshop Elements, and have been pleased with it.


    ETA:
    If you will post the pic you want to use as an attachment to a post, I can resize it for you.
  4. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    http://www.picturetrail.com/

    Halfway down, right side, is a good simple photo editor for that kind of work. I have several others which I use for complex work, but that one does most of the work I need to do for TFF publication with only a few clicks.

    Pops
  5. dvl

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    Let's see, I have Photoshop CS but I don't have an M1911. Time to head down to the bazaar to do some horse trading...
  6. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

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    Photoshop, but no 1911? :confused: Where are your priorities, man?? :p :D
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    I'm beginning to wonder...
  8. matty

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  9. Marlin

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    Here it is, Matty.

    When you download it, be sure to save it in .jpg format.

    I took the liberty of adding it to your profile and options. Is that what you wanted to show??

    Attached Files:

  10. matty

    matty New Member

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    that's just what i wanted Marlin :D

    THANX :D
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