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Old tech support and forum questions

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Information Center - Welcome to the Forums' started by cherry-pie-and-roses, Mar 20, 2004.

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  1. TresChic

    TresChic Registered Guest

  2. DressUP

    DressUP Registered Guest

    I'm not incredibly computer savvy so this might be a dumb question to most of u. I have tried a couple of times to get an avatar and i never can. Can anyone explain it step-by-step for the computer dummies like me.
    Thanks so much....
  3. vintageclothesline

    vintageclothesline VFG Member VFG Past President

    First of all you need to find a picture you like. To put one here, it needs to be no larger than 120 wide by 170 high.

    Go to your control panel and then to edit profile. In the Avatar line just type in the url (like http://www etc).

    You have to have your picture uploaded to a host. Photobucket is free.

    If you are still having trouble after trying these instructions, email me and I will try to help you.
  4. DressUP

    DressUP Registered Guest

    Dear Linda,
    thank u so much! I made a cute avatar and followed your steps, and it worked. It took a few trys but it was really easy
    thanks again.
  5. theopshoproc

    theopshoproc VFG Member

    Cute avatar! =)
  6. DressUP

    DressUP Registered Guest

    thanks. Yours is really cute too. I just scanned a part of an old newspaper ad and used vintage fabric for the background.
  7. vintageclothesline

    vintageclothesline VFG Member VFG Past President

    I really like your avatar! That is really neat. :USETHUMBUP:
  8. DressUP

    DressUP Registered Guest

    Thank u too!
    I love the fabric. I picked it up at a yard sale. I'm going to make a tote bag out of it if I ever remember.
  9. phedre

    phedre Registered Guest

    I have some labels that aren't listed in the Label Resource Guide. I don't see any upload button.

    Can someone please tell me the process for submitting labels?

    Thank you.
  10. vintageclothesline

    vintageclothesline VFG Member VFG Past President

  11. phedre

    phedre Registered Guest

    Thank you for posting.
    I didn't see the thread.
    No problem about the hosting, and I appreciate you mentioning it.
  12. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont VFG Member

    I recently got a new computer (iMac) and it will not accept my photoshop 7.0, so it’s back to the drawing board. (I’m looking to buy Elements if anyone has a deal for me.)

    Meanwhile, I found GRAPHICCONVERTER , which is shareware, and it’s GREAT. (It may just be for Macs.) You can try it on a free trial basis for as long as you want I guess. I purchased it and I love the fact that I can pull my whole file of photos over the icon and it instantly turned everyone of them into a jpg format. I can then crop the ones that are ok as is ... and once I have a better photo editing program ... “tweek” the ones that need more help.

    You can do hues and contrasts and sharpening with graphic computer. I haven’t found a smudge tool and cutting out the backgrounds may be difficult. I haven’t really figured it out, but it’s fine for now.

    Just wanted to share for those of you who didn’t know about it and might be curious.
  13. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Is there a way to upload a photo for the avatar instead of a url? Thanks. Sandy
  14. Laura

    Laura Alumni

    I think your avatar has to be hosted elsewhere, which is why it only has space to put in a url. But maybe someone else knows of a way to upload a photo directly.

  15. vintageclothesline

    vintageclothesline VFG Member VFG Past President

    No. It needs to be hosted somewhere else. Try photobucket.com. It is free.
  16. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Thanks. It wouldn't take my banner but did take my logo. Sandy :clapping:
  17. Laura

    Laura Alumni

    Success!! :clapping:
  18. vintageclothesline

    vintageclothesline VFG Member VFG Past President

    :party: woohoo. Yes, there is a limit to the width and length of the avatar.

    Now that you know how to do, you will be changing all the time!

    Note: You can put your banner with a link in your signature line.
  19. thevintagebungalow

    thevintagebungalow VFG Member

    Your logo is cute!! I agree with Linda, your banner would be great in the signature area.
  20. laur

    laur Registered Guest

    Hi there! I am new here and trying to figure out how to load some pics. I don't see the "Insert an Image" icon. I know- it's probably right in front of my eyes! 7th from the left is the VFG Blog icon for me:) Please help~ thanks!!
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