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Photos on the Kindle Board
« on: October 29, 2008, 12:17:06 PM »
Are all the cute little photos I see on everyone's profiles personal photos? Like your's for instance Leslie of the Amazon Kindle FAQ cover and I've seen animals. authors, etc?

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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2008, 12:24:02 PM »
Linda,

They're linked to pictures on another server. Mine's Mark Twain.

If you, or anybody else, would like me to host a photo on my server just send it to me by email and I'll send the link back.

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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008, 12:26:56 PM »
I uploaded mine from my personal photos.

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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008, 12:27:47 PM »
Mine is just me.  It just occured to me that it's probably not that safe, but I trust my fellow kindlers!!  
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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008, 12:28:39 PM »
Ah, the world of avatars! People get very creative. I love that one of Mark Twain, Jeff. I might change mine and put Sir Sterndale Bennett, since that's the name of my Kindle!

Linda, if you go to your profile, it will give you an option to upload a photo (from your computer) to use as an avatar. So if you have picture of yourself, your cat, your dog, your car or whatever, you can use that.

If you get a picture from the Internet, right click to save it to your computer, then upload as an avatar.

Putting pictures in messages is a slightly different process. In the forum hints section, Harvey has instructions on what to do.

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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2008, 12:33:23 PM »
Shows how much I know.

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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008, 12:36:31 PM »
You guys motivated me to find something a bit different...
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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2008, 12:40:14 PM »
One thing you might notice, Linda, is that when you change your avatar, it changes everywhere....all your previous postings as well as any new ones.

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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2008, 01:27:31 PM »
Now to really show how computer unsavy ( is that a word?) I am, what is an avatar? No laughing guys!  :-\ And no I don't have have a digital camera either but I DO want a cute picture. Help me ya'll!


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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2008, 01:35:38 PM »
Now to really show how computer unsavy ( is that a word?) I am, what is an avatar? No laughing guys!  :-\ And no I don't have have a digital camera either but I DO want a cute picture. Help me ya'll!


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An avatar is generally just meant as a "virtual representation" of yourself. On this board it's the pictures underneath people's names.

Characters in online games (like World of Warcraft) can be considered avatars as well. The Mii from the Nintendo Wii is an avatar because it's your representation of you on other Wii's, etc.

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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2008, 01:39:23 PM »
Avatar is that cute little pic on the left side of a post under the name of the poster. Almost any pic you can find online can be saved to your computer and then be uploaded to use as your avatar. (Just check site for copyright warnings before doing so.) To save a pic from online, right click on it and choose save image as..., then choose a place on your computer where you will easily find it, such as Desktop.  Click save. Then, in your profile here on the board, upload it and use as your avatar.

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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2008, 02:16:38 PM »
Thanks guys, I learned something new today.

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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2008, 02:29:23 PM »
Thanks guys, I learned something new today.

Linda

But you still don't have an avatar!  ;)

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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2008, 02:33:06 PM »
WOO HOO I have an avatar!! I am so excited I could do that. I have very, very basic computer skills. Never could have done it without my Kindle buddies.  ::)

Thanks,
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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2008, 02:36:08 PM »
WOO HOO I have an avatar!! I am so excited I could do that. I have very, very basic computer skills. Never could have done it without my Kindle buddies.  ::)

Thanks,
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And it's a pretty one, too! Good job...

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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2008, 02:37:00 PM »
And your avatar is beautiful, Linda.
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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2008, 04:00:52 PM »
Baba (cush) thinks his avatar is happier then mine.
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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2008, 04:12:02 PM »
Mine is my dog. My study dog. Isn't he cute?  :D
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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2008, 05:33:55 PM »
mine is just me also, I do wish they were a tad bigger though it would be nice to see faces a little clearer :)
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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2008, 07:31:26 PM »
Mine is only a reflection of my id. My ego is too big to be constrained within a tiny avatar.


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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2008, 09:01:53 PM »
Mine is a picture of my Kaylee Kindle (dressed in a Midnight Garden skin). I might try for a better picture though. I just cropped and re-sized one I took to demonstrate the look to others interested in purchasing a Kindle skin.

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Re: Photos on the Kindle Board
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2008, 09:03:37 PM »
Are all the cute little photos I see on everyone's profiles personal photos? Like your's for instance Leslie of the Amazon Kindle FAQ cover and I've seen animals. authors, etc?

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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2008, 10:20:43 PM »
My first avatar was a picture of me attending a meeting of my cigar club known as the Village Idiots. The current one is a picture of a drunk lying in the gutter drinking from a jerobam-sized wine bottle. I'm a fan of vice and excess.

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« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2008, 10:25:59 PM »
Way to go, Linda. Great Job!

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« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2008, 05:26:11 AM »
Tenix what would we do without you? You crack me up, love your sense of humor. ;D

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« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2008, 10:35:41 AM »
(Blush) Thank you, Linda.

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