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pics to profiles – Amber Alert!

JanF | Posted in General Discussion on

Thinking about asking threads to make it possible to add thumbnail pics of each other to our profiles
can’t find Amber on list of “posters”
Please tell me i’m not cracking up
this was her “handle” wasn’t it?
And it was there
wasn’t it??


  1. jatman | | #1

    Hi JanF!  I don't think you can pull up someone's name if they haven't posted recently.  I think it only holds the last 40 or so posters.  But I'm pretty sure you can write it in.  I think her 'handle' was AmberE.  Also, I'm pretty sure you can add a picture of yourself already.  Click on your own name where you've posted and then click on 'change profile' when the box comes up.  You then have an option to put in a picture!

    Good luck!


    1. JanF | | #2

      I finally found what you were telling me to do - it doesn't work unless ur fully logged on - I'd initially arrived at ur message from email received (does this make sense?)
      However when i tried to upload a pic - it said it was too big - so back to drawing board - might have to resort to asking my daughter the computer wiz - to check how I just load a small thumbnail?
      Its easy to forget how to do something if u dont use it often enough
      and I mean this in a sensible way!!!

      1. Cherrypops | | #3

        Hi Jan,

        I don't remember who on this forum has their photo added to profile, i've seen it ages ago, so it is possible.

        Found this through my profile, change profile, change picture.

        The picture file must be in ".gif", ".jpg", ".jif" or ".jpeg" format

        The picture cannot be more than 72K

        The picture must be of you

        The picture dimensions should be 100 width x 150 height pixels

        Hope this helps.

        I've just changed mine from the forums unicorn to a .gif file i had saved.

        click on my name to see it. it's not me but i'm working on that!



        Edited 5/29/2007 6:46 am by Cherrypops

        1. Crazy K | | #4

          Hi Cherrypops,

          I was just looking at the profiles..........it is Becky-book that has posted her pix!  Just found it by accident.

          1. Cherrypops | | #6

            That makes 2 members. LiseLaure is the lady I was thinking about. Photos do make a difference!

          2. Crazy K | | #7

            Yes, they do!

      2. jatman | | #5

        Seems that you forget the sensible things if you don't do them often enough but you always remember how to do those other things!  At least that's how it works with me!

        Sorry, I thought the picture was automatically sized when you downloaded it, so I'm of no further help!



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        rubyminky | | #8

        Is this a reference to me, Mum?!Thought I'd reply here just in case it was useful to anyone else.
        Photos straight off your digital camera tend to be huge in two ways: dimensions and file size. When you look at your picture in a folder on your computer (where you see the file name e.g. 'myphoto.jpg') click on it once. If you're using windows xp it will show you on the left hand side of the folder the dimensions (eg 1944x2592 pixels) and also the file size (in kb or bytes). If you're not using windows xp you can also see this by right clicking on the file name and choosing properties.As I think jatman said, 72kb is an OK size and will be quick for other forum users to download. Photos straight off a camera are usually about 6000kb :) To change the size, open the picture up in whichever picture software you've got on your computer. If you double click it it will open in the default program. There will be an option somewhere in the menu to resize it or export it. Choose this and resize it to something like 700 pixels high or wide. Save it with a different filename just in case you want to keep the original :) There are other ways to resize it but they take far too long to explain and I think I've already typed way too much!Whew! Hope that helps. With the original spirit of your post in mind (and I'll look pretty foolish now if this doesn't work), here's me as a bridesmaid at my friend's wedding last month. The dress was bought but the shrug/bolero was made at the last minute by my mum (sorry!). She also made a similar jacket in ivory for the bride, who couldn't have been more thrilled.Kate (going to have a go at putting a pic on my profile now!)

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          rubyminky | | #9

          Aha! Now I can see my profile.I think the image for your profile is meant to be a little one, an avatar if you're keeping abreast with the lingo (!!). I've uploaded one to my profile if you fancy having a look! Mum I've emailed you one you could use for yours if you fancied having a go. Kate

          1. Cherrypops | | #10

            Hi Rubyminky,

            Thanks for all your information on re-sizing digital photos.

            I do hope a lot of members read it, It will help them out a lot.

            You do have a great mom/mum.

            Thanks also for adding your photo, I will add one when I find a nice close up.




        2. JanF | | #11

          Thanks - Kate - Mum here!!
          I think Ive got u - so I'll be posting a new photo when I have time to sit and do it!!
          Glad u put that photo on of yourself - I like it!
          Hope everyone else who wants to put their photo on can do so - it is easier to imagine ur speaking to the person, once u know what they look like!
          Mind u - the photo you suggest for me is showing up a few lines oooh - horror, shock - might veto that one!!

        3. Josefly | | #12

          Thanks so much for that description of how to reduce the size of photos to be posted.

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