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Practical Caravan forum avatars 10 months 2 weeks ago #425037

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Parksy wrote:
I don't know of any websites that use Gravatar to be honest :unsure:

All Wordpress powered sites do by default, so I would imagine there are quite a few.
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Practical Caravan forum avatars 10 months 2 weeks ago #425044

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Mel wrote:
Does this mean we can ditch the Gravatar account?
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Yes, although Gravatar avatars will still work.
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Practical Caravan forum avatars 10 months 2 weeks ago #425047

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Parksy wrote:
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I did try to download an image but found it exceeded the site limit. Can you advise what we need to get the image down to for downloading.

If you're using Windows 10, choose your picture from your computer files, double click the chosen image to navigate to the picture editor.
From the toolbar click Edit and crop your picture so maintain the main image but to delete background clutter. Choose 'save a copy' and add the copied edit as your avatar.
My current avatar is originally a picture of me sitting on a seafront bench along with details of the promenade complete with palm trees etc; I cropped it to create a head and shoulders image to fit the avatar.

Thanks, it worked perfectly.
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Practical Caravan forum avatars 10 months 2 weeks ago #425049

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You're welcome Ray.
Electronic 'cropping' is a really useful digital photography technique.
If you have taken a snapshot of something but it appears a wee bit far away with too much background simply crop the things you don't need and the main image will leap 'forward' to occupy the centre of the frame.
You can still save the original and also save a copy of your edit, and if you click to enhance after the crop the light and colour balances are digitally adjusted to produce a reasonable good image.
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Practical Caravan forum avatars 10 months 2 weeks ago #425051

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YorkieF wrote:
Oh bum, I wished that I'd read this topic then I'd have found your easier way to do it a lot quicker. Never mind, it still gets the old grey matter from seeping out. :)

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Practical Caravan forum avatars 10 months 1 week ago #425210

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Hi earlier this week I posted a photo as an Avatar and today decided to change it. The new photo loads correctly and I then save before returning to the forum. When I then look at topics I see my old photo next to my name/profile at the top of the page. The new photo is shown against the various subject topics. But then when I exit the Forum and return the old photo has displaced the new photo everywhere.

Is there a glitch somewhere. the new photo is the same size in KB as the old one.
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Practical Caravan forum avatars 10 months 1 week ago #425318

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Still cannot get a new avatar to show even though it shows in My Profile and I save it. The feedback tells me that its been saved and updated. Any help most welcome.
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Practical Caravan forum avatars 10 months 1 week ago #425351

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otherclive wrote:
Still cannot get a new avatar to show even though it shows in My Profile and I save it. The feedback tells me that its been saved and updated. Any help most welcome.
Hi Clive.
I've altered my avatar before adding this comment to find out if the problem affects everybody.
Just a suggestion, apologies if you've already tried this.
After you navigate to Edit and then to the Avatar edit and upload your new avatar click the Save button on that internet page.
This will return you to your profile page.
Click on the Save button from the profile page as well and hopefully the new avatar will stay put.
I'm going to go to a different website now before coming back to see if my avatar change has taken effect.
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Practical Caravan forum avatars 10 months 1 week ago #425352

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My new avatar has stayed on ok so if my suggestions about clicking both of the Save buttons doesn't work Clive, we'll go through the procedure step by step. :)
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Practical Caravan forum avatars 10 months 1 week ago #425357

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It must have been something to do with the photo that I wanted to use. When I went from the PC Avatar to the Pajero a few days back no problem. Then I decided to change the Pajero for another one showing the dogs, that is when I hit problems. So I have just taken a random photo from the Desktop and its worked first time. So the photo of the dogs must be causing the problem. I had cropped it using Picassa but even when I used the uncropped dogs photo it still wouldn't work, kept reverting to Pajero.

I will go back into my original photo library and use Apple Photo to crop and resize it.

Thanks for the help.
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