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FAQ: Adding your own picture
      #107920 - 08/20/02 02:57 PM (209.8.100.5)

You can easily add your own picture to your profile. The picture can be located somewhere on the internet and available 24/7. If you have your own homepage you could probably place it there and many providers give you a minimal amount of homepage space with your connection. You do not even need to have a homepage just a place to store you picture. Some of the free sites may work, but many of them prevent photos from being pulled from outside of their site.

Once you have your picture on the internet, then click on the My Home button on the menu bar at the top of the screen. Half way down the screen you will see the Main Configuration box.

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Click on the edit button for your personal information. Next to the bottom of that screen you will see the box to enter the url (web address) of your photo. You need to have the full url for example the entry in the box would look like:

http://domain-name.com/myhomepage/mypicture.gif

In addition, you should try to resize your picture to be close the the size of the display box. The size of the display box is 120 pixels wide by 120 pixels tall. Resizing you picture to that size speeds up the delivery of your picture for the other members of the bulletin board and also will not get your ISP upset with the amount of bandwidth that you may be using!

You can now also upload your photo to our servers. The file size of the photo can not be larger than 25K in total file size and must be a gif or jpeg. You will see that option available now in your MY HOME section.

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Eric Hill
TTOL Shop

Edited by Eric_Hill (12/07/05 04:57 PM)


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