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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-10-2018, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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I can't get a pic to load for my avatar....

Macbook Air
OSX El Capitan 10.11.6
I've tried Flickr's code, also dragging it from my mac's finder and from its desktop (which I don't think works for a mac anyway, but the filename (not url) does show up on your change avatar page)

All I get is either "invalid url" or "unable to save" I did notice that the file from Flickr is an HTTPS file, not HTTP.

The size of the picture on my Mac is 100 X 100, with resolution of 72 and 8 KB memory (I've tried larger sizes and different resolutions, but all below 150 X 150, sometimes up to 14 KB)

When I copy the flickr code over, I use the original 100 x 100 size (loaded onto Flickr straight from my computer, already edited to be that size); it will appear on my posts, just not as my avatar.

What can I do differently?

Please try to write any suggestions in english prose, not computer-speak. I'm computer illiterate.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-12-2018, 10:29 AM
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Are you not able to upload your avatar using "Option 2"?
I just gave this a test and it worked on my end.
What skin are you on? I did this on the Full Skin
Also what file type are you using?

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I'm using the full skin....Flickr seems to be https and jpg....this is the 150 x 150 (using flickr size) code I've been trying to load. Like I said, this code will load on an ordinary post as below, just not as an avatar. I've tried loading these both as a file name from flickr and as a drag over from my computer (macbook air) The mac filename shows up in the box on the page, but gives me either invalid file or can't save.


HTML Code:
[url=https://flic.kr/p/28b29yb][img]https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1843/42776578770_6f93873505_m.jpg[/img][/url]


I also tried the flickr code with the 100 X 100 size
HTML Code:
[url=https://flic.kr/p/29RjiA7][img]https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1893/43877626174_92b3618123_t.jpg[/img][/url]


I took off the code for the byline stuff flickr prints at the side of the picture.

As you can see, the resolution stinks...if I can get that improved too, it would be nice.



Who knows what the mac is trying to do.....macs are a PITA.

These are the files from my Mac that I loaded into Flickr via drag:

HTML Code:
30504896008_8e0e620ec0_q (1).jpg
already sized down in mac to 150 X 156, Res 72 15 KB

Also tried file:

HTML Code:
///Users/melissabrodhead/Desktop/unnamed.jpg
Already sized down in mac to
100 X 100, 72 res, 8KB


The mac code isn't really a complete file name I gather (or something like that)?? but they do drag around.

I don't have time right now to try these again, but I have tried 2 or 3 times to get things to work over the last few days.

That's about all I can tell you....computers aren't my thing.

Tried just now...both box for loading file from other website (flickr) and whatever drags over from my macbook air. When I drag from the air, the file name shows up in the box.

For any of these, I either get "invalid file" (when I play around with the format) or "unable to save" messages.

Also using Chrome browser.

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Avatar is working.....Thank you!
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Avatar is working.....Thank you!

MEL!!!! You did it !!!!!!!

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Glad it's working for you guys.

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