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#179656 - 07/22/06 04:36 PM Profile Picture
Ellie0987 Offline


Registered: 07/21/06
Posts: 21
Hello, I am new to this forum and am having technical difficulties that I tried to resolve on my own, and to no avail. I tried to load a picture and kept getting an error message saying the file type wasn't correct. I have a picture from Adobe 602 photo album, was wondering if anyone here can tell me how to convert this to a jpeg image or any other format acceptable for the profile page. In addition, I have already done my introduction, without the picture, and would like to go back and add the picture into it. Can someone here please tell me how to edit the profile picture into the post? Your assistance in this matter would be most appreciated. Thank you.

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#179657 - 07/22/06 05:06 PM Re: Profile Picture [Re: Ellie0987]
Hagen von Tronje Offline

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Converting an image to .jpg format can be accomplished using Adobe Photoshop (including Photoshop Elements), which is the format I get the impression it's presently in, correct? Open the file, choose to "Save As" and then you may select the format to save the file as. Simple as that.

Profile photos or avatars will automatically show up on all of your posts, past and present. If you add an avatar to your profile it will show up on your introduction. If you wish to attach a file to an old post (such as if you forgot to upload a photo to a post that was meant to have one), you can "Edit Post" then choose to "Preview/Edit Attachments" and then upload the photo.
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#179658 - 07/22/06 06:05 PM Re: Profile Picture [Re: Hagen von Tronje]
Ellie0987 Offline


Registered: 07/21/06
Posts: 21
Hello, thank you for your reply and assistance. I followed your advice, and it worked. Unfortunately, the picture showed up very blurry on the profile page, and t was perfectly clear in my photo albums. I'm thinking about removing my picture until I can get it to upload on the page clearly. Thank you.

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#179659 - 07/22/06 06:08 PM Re: Profile Picture [Re: Ellie0987]
Hagen von Tronje Offline

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Your avatar seems pretty clear to me. If you feel its quality has degenerated, it is probably a function of resizing the photo; if you feel like the autoresize performed did an inadequate job, you could also use Photoshop to manually resize the photo in high quality to the exact dimensions of the avatar limit on LttD, and possibly preserve slightly better image integrity.

If you think it's "very blurry," maybe try emptying your cookies and reloading the page. I can see plenty of detail in your current avatar, and I wouldn't characterize it as very blurry.
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"The devil I'll bring you," answered Hagen. "I have enough to carry with my shield and breastplate; my helm is bright, the sword is in my hand, therefore I bring you naught."

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#179660 - 07/22/06 06:14 PM Re: Profile Picture [Re: Hagen von Tronje]
Hagen von Tronje Offline

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Because I'm feeling generous, here you go.

Edited to maintain 100% picture quality, and only very minor cropping. I do see some "blurring" in the one you uploaded, this version should, however, be "perfect" and resized to precisely fit LttD's avatar constraints.


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360338-ellieedit.jpg (94 downloads)

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"The devil I'll bring you," answered Hagen. "I have enough to carry with my shield and breastplate; my helm is bright, the sword is in my hand, therefore I bring you naught."

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#179661 - 07/22/06 06:18 PM Re: Profile Picture [Re: Hagen von Tronje]
Ellie0987 Offline


Registered: 07/21/06
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Thank you, I'll work on it.

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#179662 - 07/22/06 06:21 PM Re: Profile Picture [Re: Ellie0987]
Hagen von Tronje Offline

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Maybe you didn't notice that I included that edited photo as an attachment (click "attachment" at the heading to that post).

Here it is inserted into a post. Right-click and download it if you'd like to use it for your avatar as I've edited it.

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"The devil I'll bring you," answered Hagen. "I have enough to carry with my shield and breastplate; my helm is bright, the sword is in my hand, therefore I bring you naught."

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#179663 - 07/22/06 06:31 PM Re: Profile Picture [Re: Hagen von Tronje]
Ellie0987 Offline


Registered: 07/21/06
Posts: 21
Ok,I downloaded the pic from your attatchment and put it in my profile page. Thank you again, technical issues aren't my specialty. Your assistance with this is most appreciated.

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#179664 - 07/22/06 07:54 PM Re: Profile Picture [Re: Ellie0987]
False_Messiah78 Offline
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Your picture looks perfectly fine to me too. Except for the Redeye but I'm assuming that that is intentional.
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#179665 - 07/22/06 07:58 PM Re: Profile Picture [Re: False_Messiah78]
Hagen von Tronje Offline

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That's the updated version I uploaded for her.
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"The devil I'll bring you," answered Hagen. "I have enough to carry with my shield and breastplate; my helm is bright, the sword is in my hand, therefore I bring you naught."

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#179666 - 07/22/06 08:09 PM Re: Profile Picture [Re: Hagen von Tronje]
False_Messiah78 Offline
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Oh, well it looks good anyway!

Rather I should say She looks good anyway.
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#179667 - 07/22/06 08:26 PM Re: Profile Picture [Re: False_Messiah78]
Ellie0987 Offline


Registered: 07/21/06
Posts: 21
Thanks for the complement. The red eye was left on, but not after several attempts to remove it. I was trying to get the red out and blue in the color of my eyes, and wasn't very successful at it, so I opted, out of preserving my sanity, to leave it alone and hope it isn't too strange looking.

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#179668 - 07/22/06 08:40 PM Re: Profile Picture [Re: Ellie0987]
Hagen von Tronje Offline

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What do you think of this? I have no idea of your true eye color, I used your pendant as a base point and varied from that for your eye color.



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360365-ellieedit.jpg (85 downloads)

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"The devil I'll bring you," answered Hagen. "I have enough to carry with my shield and breastplate; my helm is bright, the sword is in my hand, therefore I bring you naught."

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#179669 - 07/22/06 09:21 PM Re: Profile Picture [Re: Hagen von Tronje]
Shade Offline
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Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 6129
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Wow, that is impressive! But I can't decide which one I like better. The red is very succulent and matches Ellie0987's lips. But then the blue reminds me of Dune... either way, they both are lovely!

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#179670 - 07/24/06 09:48 AM Re: Profile Picture [Re: Hagen von Tronje]
Ellie0987 Offline


Registered: 07/21/06
Posts: 21
Thank you for the color. It looks beter than my natural color, which would be extremely difficult to duplicate here because my eyes are two-toned(golden-yellow around the pupils with medium blue filling the rest of the iris). You really have a grasp for image editing/improving quality, and my computer skills pale in comparison. I appreciate your help on this.

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