How Can I Post My Photo?

Amie

Mac Convert for Life
It's nice to see who you're chatting/troubleshooting with. Now, I see the Attach Files option at the bottom of this page, but isn't that only for file attachments and won't that only appear in that particular post? I'd like to insert my photo there so that it appears under my screen name each time I post something and I don't have to keep attaching it for each post. I do NOT have a personal Web site or URL with my photos; I only have my photos saved in my photo library under Finder/username/Pictures. Is there any way for me to post my photo here or must I have a Web site in order to do that?
 

bobw

The Late: SuperMacMod
These small images are called Avatars. They are displayed below your username on all posts that you make. There are two kinds of avatars: those provided by the administrator and those that you upload yourself.

Use the User CP link at the top of the forums, click Edit Avatar
 

sirstaunch

Registered
The picture dimensions need to be sized at 50 x 50 pixels or lower. You'll probably need some photo editing software such as PhotoShop or GraphicsConvertor, there will be other programs out there somewhere. GraphicsConvertor is still great in the demo mode if you are in need of an editing program :)
 

Amie

Mac Convert for Life
I give up. I've been trying to resize the image in Preview (I think that's the only photo application I have), but I can only view dimensions as KB, not pixels, so I have no idea how big or how small 50 x 50 pixels is. Can someone help me? Will I be able to resize it with Preview or do I need some fancy software like PhotoShop?
 

bobw

The Late: SuperMacMod
It can be no larger than 19.5KB

Use this script;

-- save in Script Editor as Application
-- drag files to its icon in Finder

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on open some_items
repeat with this_item in some_items
try
rescale_and_save(this_item)
end try
end repeat
end open


to rescale_and_save(this_item)
tell application "Image Events"
launch
set the target_width to 50
-- open the image file
set this_image to open this_item

set typ to this_image's file type

copy dimensions of this_image to {current_width, current_height}
if current_width is greater than current_height then
scale this_image to size target_width
else
-- figure out new height
-- y2 = (y1 * x2) / x1
set the new_height to (current_height * target_width) / current_width
scale this_image to size new_height
end if

tell application "Finder" to set new_item to ¬
(container of this_item as string) & "scaled." & (name of this_item)
save this_image in new_item as typ

end tell
end rescale_and_save

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Open the Script Editor in the AppleScript folder and paste this in there. Save as an application. Then drop a pic on it's icon to resize. Should be 50 pixels.
 

Amie

Mac Convert for Life
I thank you for your reply. However, I'm not very familiar yet with Script Editor, and frankly, all those scripts and language that you used above scare the heck out of me. I'm afraid that I'll mess something up and my computer will explode or something. ;)

Anyway, I DID manage to open the file in Preview and resize it, accordingly. However, it just doesn't make sense: The Get Info window tells me that the image file is only 8KB (and you said as long as it's smaller than 19.5KB it should be fine), yet every time I try to upload the file and use it as my avatar, I get a message saying that the file is too large ... at 8 KB?!?!
 

Gig'

Listen2BobMarley
Amie

check my previous post I'm sure you find it easy to use.
Choose medium thumbnail as export size (by default 60x60 but change it to custom size 50x50) eventually modify export quality to reduce the file's size.


Gig' said:
check iZoom http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16602, simple to use, various formats available (e-mail,gallery, thumbnails both portrait and landscape) easy to crop&save pics and it's FREE :)
:)
 

Amie

Mac Convert for Life
Gig' said:
Amie

check my previous post I'm sure you find it easy to use.
Choose medium thumbnail as export size (by default 60x60 but change it to custom size 50x50) eventually modify export quality to reduce the file's size.



:)
Thank you. I must've missed your original post. I will definitely check it out. Thanks again!
 

Amie

Mac Convert for Life
I'm so proud of myself: I resized the image for my avatar and successfully uploaded it! However, I removed it because you couldn't really see it clearly anyway (probably only head shots work well as avatars). But that's beside the point. The point is: I did it! :D

AND ... I didn't need to download any additional software. iPhoto, which came with my computer is very sufficient. And now I know how to use it. :)
 

ipiak

Registered
Amie said:
I'm so proud of myself: I resized the image for my avatar and successfully uploaded it! However, I removed it because you couldn't really see it clearly anyway (probably only head shots work well as avatars). But that's beside the point. The point is: I did it! :D

AND ... I didn't need to download any additional software. iPhoto, which came with my computer is very sufficient. And now I know how to use it. :)
Hi Amie
how did you do that ?
Thanks
 

Amie

Mac Convert for Life
ipiak said:
Hi Amie
how did you do that ?
Thanks
Do you have iPhoto? I just opened the photo file with iPhoto and resized it there. Very simple and easy to use!
 

Amie

Mac Convert for Life
ipiak said:
Thanks Amie
It took me a while but i got it

Mac newbie
No problem. I'm a Mac newbie, too. Welcome! I'm a little confused, though. Why are you asking about avatars? You already have one! LOL
 

ipiak

Registered
Amie said:
No problem. I'm a Mac newbie, too. Welcome! I'm a little confused, though. Why are you asking about avatars? You already have one! LOL
i got it after i read this post
Thanks to you
 
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