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Subject: Adding a picture as an avatar???
Date Posted: 4/14/2009 2:15 PM ET
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I'm sure this is my stupidity but I can't get it to work. I want to add a picture as my avatar and it's not working. I think it's too big but I have no idea how to make it work...

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 2:17 PM ET
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How big is the picture you are trying to upload?  They really do have to be tiny.  Also, make sure it a supported file format.

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 2:18 PM ET
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It's a jpg so I know it's ok. It's big...I took it with my digital camera. Is there anyway to make it smaller?

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 2:21 PM ET
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You have to reduce the file size in a graphic program of some sort.  Do you have any kind of photo editing software?

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 2:22 PM ET
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not that I know of, when I "open picture to edit," it opens Paint.

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 2:25 PM ET
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I am not a PC person, but I found this:  http://www.ehow.com/how_4704131_paint-reduce-photo-file-size.html

I googled "pc paint reducing file size".  Hope this helps!

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 2:30 PM ET
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thanks, I'll try it!

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 2:35 PM ET
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Thanks! It worked!