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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by pro gamer, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. pro gamer

    pro gamer A.K.A Master Chief

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    I want to make an avatar but not the ones already on there. I want to get one from the internet. I don't know how to make them.
     
  2. nxcmp

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    Do an online search for a free open source alternatives to expensive Adobe Photoshop. Look for "GIMP" and some basic tutorials, there are many out there that will teach you the basics :). I used GIMP for mine. Then use an upload service.
     
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  3. Apple Guy

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    get an image
    then go to imageshack.us and upload it
    Then get the direct link to it
    Then put the url in the avatar bit
     
  4. pro gamer

    pro gamer A.K.A Master Chief

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    What is GIMP and URL?
     
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    GIMP is an image editor (GNU Image Manipulation Program) and a URL is the Web address at the top of the browser, http://www. and so on.
     
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    Can't you just go on google images and get one?
     
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    pro gamer A.K.A Master Chief

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    is image shack free?
     
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    HammerBro. The worst "usernamer"

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    You can, but you will have to shrink the image to a smaller size if it is too big. The "Edit Avatar" section of the User CP will tell you the maximum file size and pixel size.

    And imageshack is free, but I had problems with it before, so i quit.

    But ya. You can google search for one, save it to your computer, shrink it in Paint (or whatever picture editing program you have), save the new image, then you can upload it directly from your computer in the "Edit Avatar" section of your User CP.
     
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    pro gamer A.K.A Master Chief

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    I go on image shack and it says the image is not supported. What does that mean?
     
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    Liguori in principio erat Verbum

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    I have found infranview to be very helpful in making an avatar. I have made all my avatars with it.

    http://www.irfanview.com/

    Just open the picture with it and then click on options. You will see an option that says resize/resample and you can change the size there. You can also edit the picture in different ways of course.
     
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    No need. I got one now. THanks for the help everybody.
     
  13. Bigred

    Bigred Homework!

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    Honestly... Are you completely helpless..?

    You did not save the file in a supported format. Thats like putting a square through a circular hole. It just doesn't work.

    I recommend selecting the .png format because it is a small, yet high quality picture file. Once you upload the picture, select the URL a.k.a. "website link" (it should look something like http://www.imageshack.us/blablablayadayadayada.png/) and copy it. Then, go to your control panel on WiiChat and paste the link. Viola! You have a new avatar!
     
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    What is the supported format? Where is it?
     

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