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Adding an Image to the Personal Profile
« on: Tuesday 19 April 05 20:32 BST (UK) »
Helppppp,

I've been trying to add an image to my personal profile in lieu of a crest, but have signally failed to manage this.

I don't have a personal web site, so will need to download, if possible, direct from 'My Pictures' folder.  The image I wish to use has been saved as a 'gif' but could be saved in any other appropriate format.

Does anyone out there in cyberspace know how I can download the image?   If so, your help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Richard
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Re: Adding an Image to the Personal Profile
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 19 April 05 23:05 BST (UK) »
I have read the reply from 'deadants' to 'rosanne' yesterday on this very subject and followed the procedure outlined but still without any success.  All I end up with is a little box with a red 'x' in it.

What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Adding an Image to the Personal Profile
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 20 April 05 00:22 BST (UK) »
Hi foxgloves,
     Could you make sure the file location on your hard drive is correct. I tend to put the files I wish to post on my desktop, that way I don't have to worry about nested directories. So give it a go by placing your picture on your desktop then when you  click the choose file button in your forum profile, it should be easy to find.

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Re: Adding an Image to the Personal Profile
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 20 April 05 07:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Foxglove,

try this link, and if that doesn't work, ask us again.

Beginners / How to Use RootsChat / Adding images to Posting & Profiles

Good Luck !
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Re: Adding an Image to the Personal Profile
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 20 April 05 07:26 BST (UK) »
Hi Bob,
   Your link has to be the definitive guide to posting on the forum. I think I should make that a Sticky topic on the photo restoration board with your link in it.

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Re: Adding an Image to the Personal Profile
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 24 April 05 21:29 BST (UK) »
  :'(
I have saved the image I want to my desktop but still cannot get it onto my profile.  Help please.

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Re: Adding an Image to the Personal Profile
« Reply #6 on: Monday 25 April 05 00:07 BST (UK) »
This is what I do. ;D

Make sure you save the image you want to upload from your `C'drive or whatever on your Desktop as a jpeg file . Check on your desktop it is there . Double click it and make sure it opens and looks ok close it down.

Go to Rootschat.com home page

Go to the top of the page and select `profile'

in your profile window, over to the left select `Forum profile information'
 
Click on the third option `I will upload my own crest'
then below that click on `Browse'

A small window opens up called `File Upload'
At the top click on the arrow to the right of the small window called `Look in'

You should now see an expanded directory of your computers hard drive contents. Near the top select `Desktop'
Look in desktop until you find the jpeg image file you want to upload.
Select the file and click on `open' near the bottom of the file upload window.

You should now see the name of the file you selected in the window called `browse' on your Forum profile information page

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `change profile'

You're all finished.

Go look on any of your previous posts and your new avatar will be there.

Easy peasy
 

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Re: Adding an Image to the Personal Profile
« Reply #7 on: Monday 25 April 05 07:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Janeswan,
     early-bird has described the procedure to the nth degree. I did a little picture tutorial for this just the other day. click this link.

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,51314.msg203857.html#msg203857

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Re: Adding an Image to the Personal Profile
« Reply #8 on: Monday 25 April 05 08:02 BST (UK) »
nth degree indeed! ;D

I really think too often that we take it for granted that others know what we are talking about when we explain something `technica'l that is completly  familiar to us.

All too often today the instructions that come with technical products assume a certain knowledge already. This is quite wrong in my opinion and I curse when instructions say "do this or that" like we know already and don't explain how.

I would like to think that anybody including someone who has never used a PC before could follow my instructions and complete the task succesfully. That is after all the object of the exercise.
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