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Nightmarish
01/17/2005 10:55 AM

If anyone knows a bit about computers maybe u can help;
I've been trying to get an avatar but my computer wont save any picture file as jpg, only bitmap and art. Help would be appreciated, thank you.

Caelin
01/17/2005 12:30 PM

What kind of a computer are you running on?

Nightmarish
01/17/2005 4:22 PM

Windows XP, Compaq Presario 7550.

The only way i can get jpg files is to make them through paint but im not a great artist so I just wanted to find one on the internet. I tried to open a picture i saved, with paint, to convert it to jpg but paint wouldnt open it either. I hope that's enough information.

jademage
01/17/2005 11:27 PM

Well, what you might want to do is try opening the file. XP should prompt you for a program to use, then choose Paint, and that should work. Once it's open, choose File, Save As, and then save it as a JPEG format.

Good luck.

Nightmarish
01/18/2005 4:46 PM

Well I won't be able to figure out, so if someone could just tell me how to remove an avatar once you already uploaded it i'd be thankful.

Kalia_Majere
01/19/2005 2:58 PM

It's not hard to do what jademage said, just open a saved bmp picure in your system with paint, then resave as a jpeg. if you want to replace your avatar, just reload a new one...if you want it completely removed, I can do that if you like.

Nightmarish
01/19/2005 3:03 PM

No thanks, it turns out if I use internet explorer i can save as jpg (I was trying with aol's browser) Thanks for all your help though :)

Caelin
01/19/2005 3:26 PM

*shudders at the thought of AOHell ;)*

Nightmarish
01/19/2005 3:34 PM

lol

at least its better than Netzero, IMO

[Edited by Nightmarish on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 3:35 PM]

Sabin
01/26/2005 12:29 PM

I think AOL is worse. NetZero is just a dialer (At least last time I checked) and AOL is an aggressive, intrusive, quasy-virus that takes over any machine it is installed on eating up CPU time and memory while giving minimal benefits.

AOL is the main reason why so many people don't know how to use computers. It takes the work out of using the machine so people don't learn how to actually use and take care of them.

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