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Old 12-01-2002, 07:13 PM   #1
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Ok, where do you all find those animated avatars. I am looking for a silver similar to one I saw posted by ***. [img]graemlins/1zhelp.gif[/img]

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Old 12-01-2002, 07:21 PM   #2
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Search the web.....they're out there.
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Old 12-01-2002, 07:25 PM   #3
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What are you talking about? What are these animated avitars you speak of?
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Old 12-01-2002, 07:35 PM   #4
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I tried the web without success, thought maybe someone knew of a good site that had a selection.
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Old 12-01-2002, 07:44 PM   #5
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Find someone's avatar and right click on it and then click properties. You will see where they got it if it isn't uploaded to ifish.

Here's where I stole mine:
http://www.jach.hawaii.edu/JAClocal/images/clipart/
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Old 12-01-2002, 07:48 PM   #6
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I too would like to know more about gettin' a little movement. Anybody out there that can point us in the right direction?? I'm computer challenged & need all the help Ican get.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-01-2002, 07:49 PM   #7
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Hey CohoKen

Try this site, they have a lot of good ones for free but the really cool ones cost $

Have fun

http://www.animationfactory.com/

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Old 12-01-2002, 07:50 PM   #8
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Do a search for "animated gifs", not avatars. That might give you better results. You'll find sites that have collections by catagory. Look under catagories like sports or animals but finding that "particular" one that tickles your fancy will take a little time, unless you're lucky. Also, need to be aware of size restrictions here. Ifish limits you to 48x48 pixels. If you use a larger avatar, it scales down so if you use one larger than 48x48 pixels, try to find one that is proportionate or it might look odd when scaled down.
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Old 12-01-2002, 08:20 PM   #9
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whats a animated avitar??? :grin:
sorry i couldnt help myself.
do the searches above,you can also try searching for " clip art "

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Old 12-01-2002, 08:36 PM   #10
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Thanks for the tips....always fun to try something new. :smile:
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Old 12-01-2002, 08:57 PM   #11
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Thanks for the sites, found a couple, will decide soon. :grin:
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Old 12-01-2002, 09:02 PM   #12
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Them are some good ones. I think that I found one that I like.
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Old 12-02-2002, 04:37 AM   #13
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That one looks cool.

Or this one......

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Old 12-02-2002, 04:53 AM   #14
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Alert:!!

I have gotten a couple of complaints from people who created some of these avatars. They can be copyright. You should ALWAYS ask or look for "free use" marks.

Even so, it is considered bad etiquette to link to their site, unless they give you permission.
See, every time a person loads ifish, and you are linking to another site, it uses their bandwidth, with no benefit at all to them...

So, think carefully before you right click and link to their site. Using it once is often alright, but as an avatar, you are accessing their site multiple times a day.

So, with avatars:

Make sure the file size is not huge. Sure, ifish shrinks it to 48 by 48 pixels, but I still have to load the entire image, so the file size is not shrunk... just the size, or pixels... Fishing Geek has offered to help some of you with that. If we all use smaller images, ifish will run alot quicker!

Make sure you are not using someone's copyright work. Chances are slim you'll get caught, but it is a matter of ethics.

Don't link to someone's site directly, unless they suggest that. Some sites tell you to do it, so that's ok... If not, upload the .gif or .jpg to ifish's upload center.

To set it in your profile, go to

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Scroll down to the avatar image,
Click on "select a different avatar image".
Where it says use custom url, paste the location of your image into the text box.
Then press "Set Url".
Close that box, scroll down on the profile page, and click on "update profile".

There, easy, eh?

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Old 12-02-2002, 06:43 AM   #15
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Using someone else's image on their server costs them money, and it sets you up for embarrassment. They could very easily replace the Avatar that you are using with a picture of very different content just by deleting the old image on their server and replacing it with a new image of the same name.

Server space can be had for $4/month. Dang cheap.

Oh, and I roll my own Avatars.
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Old 12-02-2002, 07:03 AM   #16
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CohoKen

http://www.lagreca.it/gif/

http://www.gifmaniacos.com/Dibujos/

http://www.gifart.de/

http://home.arcor.de/bradshit/gifs/
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Old 12-02-2002, 08:14 AM   #17
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Old 12-02-2002, 08:15 AM   #18
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Old 12-02-2002, 09:23 AM   #19
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Does anyone have an idea about how to CREATE an animated GIF, not just copy one? Any instructions out there?
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Old 12-02-2002, 10:06 AM   #20
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Personally I use Gimp, but it does have a bit of a learning curve for those who aren't so inclined. It's a very powerful program, and being that it is free that makes it all the better.

There are some programs that can be purchased for $50 or less that do good work as well, but is the price worth making a couple animated GIF's? You can check out free trials of products like Swish, Ulead's GIF Animator and Cool3D from the websites to check them out. Sometimes you can pick up older versions of this software on the Internet from much cheaper than the newest version, and they work great.

Hope those ideas help. It really does depend on how much time and money you want to invest into it.

[EDIT] A quick stop over at eBay shows that version 3.0 (current version is 3.5) of Cool3D can be had for less than $20 shipped. GIF Animator version 4 (current is version 5) can be had for the same price. For quick and dirty GIF animations I like Cool3D, personally.

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Old 12-02-2002, 10:21 AM   #21
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Old 12-03-2002, 02:30 PM   #22
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OK Jen question, I did as you said but when I scrolled down in my profile it does not have anything that mentions change avatars image,, HELP. [img]graemlins/stupid.gif[/img]
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Old 12-03-2002, 02:32 PM   #23
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testing....
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Old 12-03-2002, 02:33 PM   #24
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Montana, I had the same problem... it won't appear if you're a FRY... so I guess you need to post more so you can "upgrade". Then the avatar option will appear. :grin:
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Old 12-03-2002, 02:35 PM   #25
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I guess I am going to have to become a real Ifish person and get busy sending more replies,,,, just a slacker I guess :tongue:
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Old 12-03-2002, 02:36 PM   #26
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Hey Montana
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Old 12-03-2002, 02:38 PM   #27
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You called Kingfisher
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Old 12-03-2002, 02:44 PM   #28
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You just got an easy post right there. I think that you need to have 15 post to your name so let me know that you got this message. :grin:
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Old 12-03-2002, 03:05 PM   #29
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should be getting close by now then,,, :grin:
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Old 12-04-2002, 07:56 PM   #30
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Can I use an uploaded picture as my avatar? I tried but it didn't work. [img]graemlins/1zhelp.gif[/img]

If you can do this, then how often do I need to "refresh" the upload so it doesn't get deleted in general housekeeping on the web?
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Old 12-04-2002, 09:43 PM   #31
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Old 12-04-2002, 09:45 PM   #32
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And now the pig flys

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Old 04-14-2003, 03:00 PM   #33
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Old 04-14-2003, 09:21 PM   #34
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So, after how many posts do you get to add an avatar? Can you use a picture of your own or does it have to be a download gif? -Steve
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Old 04-14-2003, 10:08 PM   #35
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