BLINKIES question

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BLINKIES question

Post by pauline » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:30 am

Hi Shimelle,
Pesty techno-phobe here! I was wanting to add many of the blinkies for the courses I have taken part in but obviously there is a limit to signature size. I have tried to copy the images and edit to a smaller size (as I have noticed several other people have managed) but I cannot do it!! I have tried saving as a word and pdf file but then cannot edit them in either picasa, or pse7. HELP!!!!!???? Do you know how I can do this?

Sorry to trouble you, any help gratefully appreciated! xxxx

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Re: BLINKIES question

Post by shimelle » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:31 am

If you're using Picasa or PSE7 (PSE is probably the easier option) then you need to save as a JPG.

Here is what I would do:
*Open all the different blinkie images you want to include in PSE7 (all different files).
*Open a new file that has plenty of room - you can crop it to the right size later.
*Go to one blinkie, select all (ctrl+a), copy (ctrl+c).
*Go back to the new blank file. Paste (ctrl+v).
*Repeat with each image, using the arrow tool to move them around so you have them in the place where you would like.
*Use the crop tool to get rid of the extra space on the image once you have pasted everything in.
*Resize if needed.
*Save for web, as a JPG.

And that should do the trick!
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Re: BLINKIES question

Post by humel » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:03 am

Just one thing to add to Shimelle's comprehensive reply! :)

If you're having trouble getting the blinkie images in the first place, try right clicking on them (on the blinkie image itself, not the code); choose Save Picture As... from the menu that appears, and make sure it's a .jpg. Hope that helps :)
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Re: BLINKIES question

Post by pauline » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:40 pm

Hi Shimelle,

Thanks for the help, My daughter has done it upto saving it. How do you add it to the signature??
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Re: BLINKIES question

Post by shimelle » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:00 am

:) You will need to upload it somewhere (Flickr, Photobucket, etc) and grab the image URL. It will end in .jpg -- the address of the *picture* not the page it is displayed on (the page won't end in .jpg).

You can get the image URL by right clicking on the image once you have uploaded it to a website, then find it under image information (on windows) or just select copy image address (on mac).

Then come here to the forum and go to the User Control Panel at the top left. From the menu at the left, then select Profile, then Edit Signature.

Then enter this in the signature:

Code: Select all

[img]PASTETHEIMAGEURLHERE[/img]
And you'll be all set. :)
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Re: BLINKIES question

Post by pauline » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:40 pm

Thank you for all your help Shimelle. Sorry to be so dense when it comes to tech! Bethany has managed to sort it for me from your instructions!

Thanks see you in class Wednesday!
(Bethany will be there too!)

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Re: BLINKIES question

Post by prairieflower67 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:00 pm

Help! I am wanting to put the True Stories blinkie on my signature, but it won't do anything...just shows the code. What am I doing wrong??? :?
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Re: BLINKIES question

Post by shimelle » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:03 am

Gayla -- you had an errant [ mark in your signature which was probably causing the trouble. I've deleted it now. Try again now! :)
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