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The Signature photo, a question.

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New here and I am trying to get the jist of how to post a small photo in my signature. Searched everywhere on here but cant find a direct answer, lots of info about posting regular pictures for people to view, but nothing that I can find about a small picture in the signature.I've read the rules, and see that a direct upload of a small reduced size .jpg picture is not allowed anymore like I have done over the years for adding to a signature,  and that pictures must be hosted somewhere else online with a direct link to them for posting, ok I can figure all that out, No problem.  My question though has to do with the size limitation that is in the signature rules. It says no picture bigger than  500 x 125 pixels ( not really sure just how visually big that is) to be allowed. Does that mean I need to reduce a picture down to that size before i upload it to a sharing site like google photos of some other, or can a regular size uploaded and saved picture be accessed through the url link and somehow added into your signature without resizing it 😕.  If the photos are hosted else where on line, I don't understand how the size of the photo would matter then, since it isn't stored here on an avsim server. I do understand that avsim doesn't want giant photos linked too, just because of the slow speed of downloading for people that would like to view them, totally understandable.  Just need a little help in getting a small picture to sit in your signature,  Sorry just a little bit confused about all this.      Thanks 

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You can right click your image and click on properties and it will show you the pixels under the "Details" tab.  If it needs to be edited, I use Microsoft Paint (I do not believe Windows Photos will allow you to set the pixels.  It just allows you to adjust and crop).  In Windows 10, click on the search bar and type 'paint'.  Then you can drag and drop your image into the paste box and then go to resize and click on the pixels tab and change the pixels to 500x125.  Click save.  Upload to your favorite image hosting site and then link it to your signature.  There is no limit on the KB or MB size of the file.

I have to admit that working with images and uploading and hosting and placing them in your signature is sometimes difficult.  You do not do things like this everyday like shaving or brushing your teeth so it requires a lot of research and understanding of computers and uploading techniques, hosting, and then placing the image into your signature.  I have issues myself sometimes when doing something new involving computers and the Internet.  If you require further assistance or details, let us know and we'll help you get it done.

Best regards,

Jim

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Thank you very much for the quick reply, Jim!  I will go through all of these steps later today and get it figured out with your help.😊   I've been flying around Kodiak Is. Alaska all morning and can't shut it off, if you know what I mean. Touch and go, and more touch and go's,,,,,,,, LOL    Thanks

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