Uploading an avatar is relatively simple. Creating one is only slightly more difficult. As shown in my screenshot below, the maximum permitted dimensions and file size are 90x90 pixels and 34KB. Unfortunately phpBB's software does not automatically re-size it for you, so once you've chosen the basis for your avatar, you need to crop and / or reduce the image to meet those requirements. I'm using the same 7A38-701B 'Vulcan' avatar that I've used for the last 10 years or so, which I created in MS Paint. If you need help reducing the size of your original image (still retaining a reasonable definition), please read the relevant posts (about re-sizing photos) in this other topic
Once you've prepared your avatar, be it a .jpg, .png or .gif, simply click on the 'Edit Avatar' button, which takes you to:
http://seiko7a38.com/forum/ucp.php?i=uc ... ode=avatar
Click the 'Choose File' button (upload from your machine), assuming your avatar meets requirements - and then 'Submit'.
If, rather than a watch, or something related, gear wheels, logo, whatever, you want to opt for a cartoon-like avatar of yourself, there are plenty of free online tools available, with which you can create one (in varying degrees of likeness). Just Google Avatar Maker
. Here's a few examples from the old forum, by dendirk (Dirk), kerochan (Dave) and McNulty:
But I'm not quite sure how Phil managed to arrive at his !
Please remember - Nothing offensive and strictly no animated avatars
are allowed !!