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How to add an Avatar

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An "avatar" is the little image next to your name in your profile and everywhere else, like in posts and PMs.


Avatars can only be square now and can no longer be rectangular. If yours is rectangular, you can edit it by repositioning it to where it looks best as a square image.


To add an avatar (aka "Photo"):


- Go to your Profile by either clicking on the default forum avatar (with your initial in it) next to your name in the user bar at the top right of every page, or by choosing "Profile" from the drop-down menu when you click on your name.


- When in your profile, go to the default forum avatar on the left. There will be a small icon on the bottom left of the avatar, which will show a tooltip saying "Profile Photo" when you hover over the icon. Click on it. This will take you to a window to upload an image as your avatar.


Note: Avatar images must not exceed 500 pixels. If it does, you might need to reposition it in the window for adding your avatar. It should also not exceed 100kb in size.


If you prefer, you can also change the default avatar with your initials on it, see:


Edited by Marina


(belated DX in June '05, SPMS)

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