Selecting an Avatar photo and getting it to upload

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  1. Analise
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    I've gone to "Personal Details", selected a photo from iPhoto, and yet then I wait what seems like indefinitely for the photo to upload to MP. It's a just a snapshot at a rocky coastline. Nothing uploads. I've tried three times now. What is the correct way to do this? Thanks.
     
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    Hi Analise. Good to see you over here.
    There are size limits to pics uploaded to MP. I ran into this trying to upload the 12mp shots from my p&s. They have to resized down considerably.
     
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    It sounds like you are doing it right, but it may be the size limit that stops it. How big is the picture?
     
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    The picture is 1280 x 960 pixels. Nice seeing you too, tenmoc. If I need to reduce it, how would I accomplish that in iPhoto?

    Thanks. :)
     
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    I'd say about 800 pixels max.
     
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    It worked. Thanks! It gave me a choice of small, medium, large, etc...I chose small.
     
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    The system doesn't really use any more than 200 x 200, so others reading this thread can use that as a target size. Also, note that the avatar is square; if you use a picture that isn't square, the system will crop it, and may crop off parts that you wanted to use.

    If anyone doesn't have an avatar, you can grab one from the Giveaway: free avatars thread.
    And, if anyone is pretty comfortable with graphics editing, and wants to create more avatars to give away, please add them to that thread.
     
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