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Shippy
07-17-2005, 07:37 PM
Hey! I am new to this site. I want to be cool like everyone else. How do you get the picture under your user name? Anyone care to help me out? Thanks!

Steve

NewHampshire
07-17-2005, 07:56 PM
Yup, just find a pic that you like and be sure its smaller than 150x150 pixles and 24.4kb, then do what cantdog said. If you have an editing program this means you should be able to resize and upload ANY pic thats on you PC.
Brian

Shippy
07-17-2005, 07:59 PM
It worked. Have to find a better mug shot though!

hikerfast
07-17-2005, 08:23 PM
give me an example of an editing program(s)

NewHampshire
07-17-2005, 09:04 PM
hikerfast, the program I use is called irfanview. Ill see if I can find the download link for you tomorrow. But there are also the various "fancy" programs like Photoshop, paintshop...etc.
Brian

EDIT: Wow, easier than I thought. Here is the program. Its free for download:
irfanview (http://www.irfanview.de/)

BorealChickadee
07-17-2005, 09:45 PM
Not only can Irfanview downsize (good for emails) but Irfanview can also custom crop & custom rotate (for when you take a photo not quite level). Two great features for a free program.

WBB
07-25-2005, 06:45 PM
New Hampshire:

Thanks for the info I have always been hesitant to try creating avatar but with irfanview it was easy. I just got back from Algonquin PP in Ont. with some great pictures of a bull moose so I thought I would start with one of those.

NewHampshire
07-25-2005, 07:45 PM
Your welcome WBB and nice moose pics!
Brian

shadowcat
07-25-2005, 08:04 PM
i want to crop my picture and get rid of stuff i don't want to include. i did "crop" and put the box around the portion i want to keep but how do i save this new image or get rid of all the stuff i don't want? it's probably right here in front of my face but....... help :rolleyes:

rondak46
07-25-2005, 08:10 PM
... you want with your mouse first. then click "edit', then "crop selection". The portion you chose will appear; just "save as", and your set.

editormike

Tom Rankin
07-25-2005, 09:28 PM
give me an example of an editing program(s)

LView
WinJpeg
PhotoShop

Etc.

The first 2 are old, but I still use them, and will send to anyone if they can't find them online. Lots of great features.

nartreb
07-27-2005, 11:39 AM
There's a free program that can do way more than crop, rotate and resize - in fact it can do anything Photoshop can do (ie, it has so many features it takes a while to learn how to use them all). Anybody thinking about stepping up to a "serious" photo editor should check it out.

homepage of GNU Image Manipulation Program (http://www.gimp.org/)
Edit: go straight here (http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html) if your computer runs Windows and you don't want the source code. (If you're not sure what source code is, then you don't need it.)

PS for a really silly introduction to some of the things GIMP can do, see my contest entries here (http://209.234.77.62/cgi/usersample.cgi?user=nartreb&action=GO)

One thing I'm still looking for is a really easy-to-use (free and portable) program for stitching panoramas together (and automatically scaling, rotating, and shearing the component photos as necessary for perfect fit). I may just have to write one myself...

BorealChickadee
07-27-2005, 01:06 PM
Nartreb, I went to this site and then went to downloads. I got this list, a long list. Granted I'm not real good at the computer but I thought I should be looking for a button that says something like "download here"

Any hints would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

nartreb
07-27-2005, 01:31 PM
Chickadee,
The choice that is probably right for you would take you here (http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html) (Windows binaries, stable release).
Then just click on the word "Download" in the middle of the page.
(Actually, it appears multiple times. You need to download GTK+ first (install it first too), then The Gimp for Windows, and then you probably will want to download the help files too.)

TEO
08-05-2005, 03:21 PM
testing, 1, 2, 3

slowandsteady
08-10-2005, 01:02 PM
Thanks for all of the information. After a year of lurking I finally got the nerve to register. An additional question - how to give the Avatar a title?

sapblatt
08-10-2005, 01:09 PM
Just keep typing on the space named "location"
There is no separate place to put an avatar title.

By the way...Welcome to VFTT!

slowandsteady
08-10-2005, 01:27 PM
Thanks! The three of us (myself, husband Tim, and son Dennis) planned many of our hikes based on the information provided by the VFTT members. Hopefully we can contribute based on our experience. :)

Tom Rankin
08-10-2005, 01:31 PM
Thanks! The three of us (myself, husband Tim, and son Dennis) planned many of our hikes based on the information provided by the VFTT members. Hopefully we can contribute based on our experience. :)

That's what makes this a great place!