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Offline Laura Mabee

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Re: How do you give yourself an icon?
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2005, 03:26:57 PM »
OH! LMAO! I'm such a dumb-ass. I should have told you this earlier.
You need to put your picture files in either jpg, jpeg, gif,png file format. You have your picture as a Bitmap or .bmp

If you don't know how to do the file changes, you can email the pictures to me (lmabee @ gmail.com) and I'll do them. You can also just change the filename if you want to .jpg or something

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Re: How do you give yourself an icon?
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2005, 05:24:20 AM »
I would normally save avatar pics as .jpgs but this time, b/c it is a black-&-white photo, it won't let me save it like that. ::) Nevermind! Maybe will be able to find one that can be saved as a .jpg!

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Re: How do you give yourself an icon?
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2005, 10:13:11 AM »
If you send me the pic I will put it in the proper format  ;)

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Re: How do you give yourself an icon?
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2005, 04:32:18 PM »
I suspect it was the computer. Only Windows 95. ::) I'm trying it on an XP.

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Re: How do you give yourself an icon?
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2005, 04:35:27 PM »
And there we are, a rather unflattering pic of Dagmar. ;)

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Re: How do you give yourself an icon?
« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2005, 12:11:50 PM »
Aweseome! Congrats!  :)

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Re: How do you give yourself an icon?
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2005, 08:13:32 AM »
Thanks for your help! :D

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Re: How do you give yourself an icon?
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2005, 02:44:40 PM »
Not a problem ^^ *hugs*

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Re: How do you give yourself an icon?
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2005, 07:38:51 AM »
Oh help please!! I've tried to download an avatar from photobucket and I thought I did everything right but all mine shows is that stupid little square with the red cross in it (I don't even know what that's called!) A related question: When someone here puts up a photo like that, I know to right-click and pull up the instructions to "Show Picture" but it never works for me!! What on earth am I doing wrong??? And I did add gif to it!!(My avatar I mean!)
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Re: How do you give yourself an icon?
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2005, 10:20:58 AM »
Hey Stacey!
The address of your avatar is "http://i24.photobucket.com.mypic.gif/"

There is a particular problem with this url. Have you uploaded a picture from your computer to Photobucket? In your url, it doesn't seem to have a username. For example in a link from my photobuket account:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v616/Romanov/Untitled-1.jpg

If you're having trouble uploading a picture, or signing up to Photobucket, feel free to PM me and I can walk you through it.

If you have already uploaded a image to photobucket, then just follow these guidelines:
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First - Get a picture that you want to be your Icon
Second - Host it on Imageshack or Photobucket
Third - Click on "Profile" at the top of this page
Fourth - Scroll down your 'profile' page till you get to:


Where the arrow is, place the URL for your image. You can find this for example on photobucket:


Take the URL (The line I highlighted in the above example) and place it in:

(the place that's highlighted)

Make sure you remember to check the box that says "I have my own pic"

And click Change profile...

Volia! You're done!


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Re: How do you give yourself an icon?
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2005, 03:07:57 PM »
Thanks, Laura, you're both a genius AND an angel ;D but I am very persistent and when I have a problem I get fixated on it and can't stop messing with it--like a dog with a bone!! I did PM you but I kept on trying to figure it out and LOOK!!!! I DID figure it out--finally--all by myself!! I am so proud!! Check out my new picture of Anastasia--in color, no less!!! Now my  :'( have turned to  ;D . You were right, I somehow got the URL totally wrong, but once I finally got the correct one--voila! One perfect family snapshot of the Grand Duchess Anastasia!! :D
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Re: How do you give yourself an icon?
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2005, 03:13:35 PM »
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Thanks, Laura, you're both a genius AND an angel


We know our dear Laura like that, a genius and a angel!
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Re: How do you give yourself an icon?
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2006, 10:18:47 PM »
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Dear Grand Duke Joshua Lesliovich,
If you need to get a photobucket account you can use the signup on their page. However, if you don't want to have to deal with the hassel of signing up you can go to imageshack.

Here are the links
Imageshack  ---  Photobucket Signup

I personally would recommend going through Photobucket, as of late, the seem more reliable.

Yours Truly,
Laura Mabee



Thanks Laura! That was going to be my question too. Your link solved my problem and I was able to load a picture of King Alfonso XII of Spain as an icon.
Thanks!  :)

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Re: How do you give yourself an icon?
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2007, 05:55:14 PM »
Can someone please tell me how to post a pic in my signature?

I'm Nastya!!

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Re: How do you give yourself an icon?
« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2007, 11:03:40 PM »
Enter the same code you would for a picture in a post:

Ie.
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[img]Your picture URL here[/img]
So for an example. If we use this picture:

So our signature would look like this:
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[img]http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/Themes/igo/images/topic/locked_topic.gif[/img]