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Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:52 am
by bluedragonsoad
thanx for info, worked great!

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:06 pm
by seabeechief
WingAdmin wrote:You'll notice some members have little pictures next to every messages they write - these are called Avatars.

Up until now, it's been a bit of a pain to add these - you had to know how to resize a picture to fit, and if you didn't get it right, the system would reject it. I changed that today, adding some code so that the resizing is done automatically for you. So if you would like a picture next to your messages - be it of you, your bike, or whatever - you can do it now. Just go to this page: Edit Avatar

You will be able to upload an image from your computer, and it will be automatically resized and installed as your avatar image. You can delete or change it anytime you like by visiting that same page. Just click the Browse button, select the image you want to use, then click Submit. That's all there is to it!
I tried it - this is what I got "Image file type mismatch: expected extension jpg but extension gif given". What next?

Chief

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:52 am
by WingAdmin
seabeechief wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:You'll notice some members have little pictures next to every messages they write - these are called Avatars.

Up until now, it's been a bit of a pain to add these - you had to know how to resize a picture to fit, and if you didn't get it right, the system would reject it. I changed that today, adding some code so that the resizing is done automatically for you. So if you would like a picture next to your messages - be it of you, your bike, or whatever - you can do it now. Just go to this page: Edit Avatar

You will be able to upload an image from your computer, and it will be automatically resized and installed as your avatar image. You can delete or change it anytime you like by visiting that same page. Just click the Browse button, select the image you want to use, then click Submit. That's all there is to it!
I tried it - this is what I got "Image file type mismatch: expected extension jpg but extension gif given". What next?

Chief
Hm, did you try uploading a GIF or a JPG? It should work with either.

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:42 am
by seabeechief
WingAdmin wrote:
seabeechief wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:You'll notice some members have little pictures next to every messages they write - these are called Avatars.

Up until now, it's been a bit of a pain to add these - you had to know how to resize a picture to fit, and if you didn't get it right, the system would reject it. I changed that today, adding some code so that the resizing is done automatically for you. So if you would like a picture next to your messages - be it of you, your bike, or whatever - you can do it now. Just go to this page: Edit Avatar

You will be able to upload an image from your computer, and it will be automatically resized and installed as your avatar image. You can delete or change it anytime you like by visiting that same page. Just click the Browse button, select the image you want to use, then click Submit. That's all there is to it!
I tried it - this is what I got "Image file type mismatch: expected extension jpg but extension gif given". What next?

Chief
Hm, did you try uploading a GIF or a JPG? It should work with either.
When I click on "properties" of the picture, it says it is a ".gif". That is the extent of my technologically challenged knowledge.

Chief

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:00 am
by WingAdmin
seabeechief wrote:I tried it - this is what I got "Image file type mismatch: expected extension jpg but extension gif given". What next?

Chief
Hm, did you try uploading a GIF or a JPG? It should work with either.[/quote]

When I click on "properties" of the picture, it says it is a ".gif". That is the extent of my technologically challenged knowledge.

Chief[/quote]

I'm away from home at the moment, I'll have a look at it tomorrow and see if I can find a problem.

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:27 am
by seabeechief
WingAdmin wrote:
seabeechief wrote:I tried it - this is what I got "Image file type mismatch: expected extension jpg but extension gif given". What next?

Chief
Hm, did you try uploading a GIF or a JPG? It should work with either.
When I click on "properties" of the picture, it says it is a ".gif". That is the extent of my technologically challenged knowledge.

Chief[/quote]

I'm away from home at the moment, I'll have a look at it tomorrow and see if I can find a problem.[/quote]

O-Tay! Thanks.

Chief

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:05 am
by WingAdmin
seabeechief wrote:I tried it - this is what I got "Image file type mismatch: expected extension jpg but extension gif given". What next?

Chief
OK, I was able to replicate your problem. What you have is a JPG file that has been incorrectly named with a GIF extension. So if the file on your computer is named "something.gif" it should actually be "something.jpg". You're uploading it to the system, it says, "oh, this is a JPG file, but it's named as a GIF file" so that's why it throws the error.

Just rename your file so that it has .jpg on the end instead of .gif, and try it again - that should fix your problem.

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:56 pm
by wda-83wing
a pleasure to use. thanks

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:20 pm
by portugeezer
Worked when I put the GL1000 up but doesn't like the pic of my 83 Aspencade. Too many pixels. Tried 4 or 5 times. No go. No biggie!

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:57 pm
by t.delaney1
That was easy,thank you :o

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:45 am
by sparrowhawwk
Thanks for the reminder in the newsletter. Thought I'd use a picture of my first street bike in 65. Yup. It was a HONDA. :D

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:47 am
by Boondoc88@gmail.com
I can't seem to do this using my iPad. Anyway to copy and paste a pic?

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:04 am
by Boondoc88@gmail.com
No need to respond to last post:re ipad. Just did it with an old laptop. Thx
JPL

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:04 pm
by 83 goldwing az
Failure on LG G2 android all I get is red lettering ( bad size). Camera is 13 M pixels. Any help?

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:25 pm
by WingAdmin
83 goldwing az wrote:Failure on LG G2 android all I get is red lettering ( bad size). Camera is 13 M pixels. Any help?
There is an upper limit in the size of file you can upload - try setting your camera to a lower resolution.

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:08 am
by GoldWingRev
Not to sound like a broken record, but I can't get my avatar to upload. I made the mistake of deleting my previous one, and since then it won't take. That was the same day the site went wonky and I had to flush the DNS cache on my desktop. This is the error message I get when I upload even a resized picture:
"Could not upload avatar to ./images/avatars/upload/3e3b14cfbff3a9b618f67738aca971e9_60333.jpg"

I did it once, and I'm not exactly a technology virgin. What am I doing wrong?

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:08 am
by WingAdmin
GoldWingRev wrote:Not to sound like a broken record, but I can't get my avatar to upload. I made the mistake of deleting my previous one, and since then it won't take. That was the same day the site went wonky and I had to flush the DNS cache on my desktop. This is the error message I get when I upload even a resized picture:
"Could not upload avatar to ./images/avatars/upload/3e3b14cfbff3a9b618f67738aca971e9_60333.jpg"

I did it once, and I'm not exactly a technology virgin. What am I doing wrong?
I have absolutely no idea. I tried quite a few times, and was unable to get it to NOT work. I'll PM you.

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:53 am
by NJ Trike
Let's see how the avatar turned out...

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:00 am
by GoldWingRev
I sent it in an email to WingAdmin. Knowing my luck, it ended up in the spam folder.

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:19 am
by GoldWingRev
Eureka! I got it.
Happy New Year, fellow riders. Keep both tires on the ground.

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:32 am
by winger05
Tried it several times and it doesn't work.

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:39 am
by GoldWingRev
Did you get the same warning I did a few posts up?

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:39 am
by cbx4evr
It's very easy. The import and thing is that the picture is within the size requirements both dimensionally and with file size. Also should be jpg format. Are you getting any error messages when you upload?

Try again: ucp.php?i=profile&mode=avatar

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:01 pm
by winger05
GoldWingRev wrote:Did you get the same warning I did a few posts up?

No, it says the the size of the pic is too big.

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:03 pm
by winger05
cbx4evr wrote:It's very easy. The import and thing is that the picture is within the size requirements both dimensionally and with file size. Also should be jpg format. Are you getting any error messages when you upload?

Try again: ucp.php?i=profile&mode=avatar


Not really an "error" message, it just says that the pic is too big.