Need or Want a New Avatar? Check this out!

By:  Dowser  •   •  7 years ago  •  24 comments

Need or Want a New Avatar?  Check this out!

I've been working on downloading and making avatars for all of us here. After days and days, I've managed to put together 338 avatars, that you can easily download and use! Each one is 125 X 125 pixels, (or thereabouts), which is what is needed for the profile avatar. The avatars are on a separate website, due to memory issues on the site, but each page contains a link to come right back to NewsTalkers!

Here's how you do it:

  • Step 1 -- Browse through the categories to find an avatar that you like.
  • Step 2 -- Right click the avatar you want.
  • Step 3 -- Select Save image as .
  • Step 4 -- Save your file in a place where you can find it.
  • Step 5 -- Find the link at the bottom of the each page, to return to NewsTalkers!

This is the link to the site!

Once you are back at NewsTalkers, you can input the avatar on your profile page:

  • Step 1 -- Click on the My Homepage tab at the top of the front page of NT.
  • Step 2 -- Under your name, below the Inbox, Alerts, etc. section, (mine is in the upper right hand corner), click on Settings
  • Step 3 -- Your Profile page will open, with your avatar in the photo box. Click on Choose File , select your photo, and click Open .
  • Step 4 -- You will be given the opportunity to center your picture and change the view of your photo. Last-- click SAVE

Avatars are divided into categories:

  • 120_blogs.jpg?width=450 Animals
  • Creepy
  • Faces
  • General
  • Golf
  • Military
  • Patriotic
  • Space
  • Star Wars
  • Symbols
  • Tiles
  • Westerns

Here are some examples for the avatars in the Space category!

Let me know below in the comments if there are other categories that you would like, as I can add onto the site at any time.

All I ask is that you do not change the avatars to make an avatar that is offensive to others.

Thanks, and Happy Avatar Hunting!


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Sophomore Participates
link   author  Dowser    7 years ago

Let me know if you have problems, OR if there is another category you would like to see!

Good luck!

Dean Moriarty
Professor Quiet
link   Dean Moriarty    7 years ago

Bf's new avatar with the afro puts a smile on my face every time I see it.

Sophomore Participates
link   author  Dowser    7 years ago

BF's avatars always are amusing! Needless to say, he has no need of this site... Grin.gif

Professor Silent
link   Nona62    7 years ago

Dear have worked so hard on those avatars.....thank you for your loyalty and hard work!!

Sophomore Participates
link   author  Dowser    7 years ago

Thanks, dear Nona! I did work hard! Grin.gif Maybe it will help someone!

Professor Principal
link   Kavika     7 years ago

Good job Dowser.

Lot's of really great avatars to pick from.

Uncle Bruce
Professor Quiet
link   Uncle Bruce    7 years ago

Got my new avatar!

Sophomore Participates
link   author  Dowser  replied to  Uncle Bruce   7 years ago

Nice, Bruce!  I keep praying for dear Penny-- please let me know how she is doing!  She is in my heart!

Professor Silent
link   Nona62    7 years ago're welcome!!Smile.gif

Junior Quiet
link   96WS6    7 years ago

Very nice job dowser!

Sophomore Participates
link   author  Dowser    7 years ago

thank you so much, all of you!

Dear Bruce, and here I downloaded and diddled with all these military avatars, just for you!

I'm very glad that you like them as possibilities! If you think of another category, I'll look for more! Grin.gif

Larry Hampton
Professor Guide
link   Larry Hampton    7 years ago

great jobDowserand thank you!

Freshman Silent
link   LynneA    7 years ago

6.gif Great job putting together these Avatars! Your dedication to this sight is outstanding...crazy, but outstanding LOL!!

Sophomore Participates
link   author  Dowser  replied to  LynneA   7 years ago

I've got to work on these more!!!  blushing

Sophomore Participates
link   author  Dowser    7 years ago

Thank you, both of you! I hope that they help someone!! Grin.gif

One Miscreant
Professor Silent
link   One Miscreant    7 years ago

Far out, Dowser...I expect there will be a geology category eventually?


Sophomore Participates
link   author  Dowser  replied to  One Miscreant   7 years ago

Funny, dear One!  There should be...  chuckle

A. Macarthur
Professor Expert
link   A. Macarthur  replied to  One Miscreant   7 years ago

A GEOLOGY forum should be down-to-earth albeit with its faults.

Outstanding article, Dowser and great addition from Six.

Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
link   Buzz of the Orient    7 years ago

Dowser: I was just thinking. Remember I did dedications of stuff from my home to my many friends (and others) on the first Fun Day? Next Fun Day why don't you match avatars to all of your friends, ones that you think would be relevant to them.

Sophomore Participates
link   author  Dowser  replied to  Buzz of the Orient   7 years ago

Buzz, that's a great idea!!!  Thanks!

Professor Silent
link   Al-316    7 years ago

This is such a cool idea, Dowser.


Sophomore Participates
link   author  Dowser  replied to  Al-316   7 years ago

Thanks, Al-- I need to get busy and finish this!  chuckle

Sophomore Guide
link   Randy    7 years ago

Some incredible avatars an I'll save the site in my favorites. However I think I'll stick with my handsome face for now.Happy

Professor Participates
link   sixpick    7 years ago

Here are some other options:

Create your animated perpetually zooming images in .gif format for free online!

With that one you can enter the file you have on your computer into the image Number 1-5 or try it different ways.  Try entering it just in one of them.  You click on browse, find your present avatar file on your computer and double click.  It will be number one.  Go on down the page and make different choices and see how it turn out.  When you get one you like, save it as a GIF file where it is easily found.  It's a good idea to rename it so you will know which one it is in the future.  Exit off the windows that show the avatars you don't like, but don't exit off the main page. 

Then go to "settings" on your homepage and "Add a New Avatar". Click on that and "Browse" will come up.  Browse to where your new avatar was saved and double click on it and it will become your new avatar.  You will not see it right away, so just go to the top right side of the page and click on your name which will carry you back to your homepage. It will not start right away, but give it a little time and it will.  If you're not satisfied, repeat everything. 

Now my consideration is since this is just one more activity happening in this new avatar will this slow things down overall on the site when many do the same thing?  I don't know.


Here's another idea which I see some others have done, I guess.  Basically search for GIFs. Some I'm sure you can't use, but they are already GIF files and are animated from the beginning.  Find one you like and experiment with different GIFS.  I find the one that are already the biggest and have movement that is easily observed are the best.

10 Awesome Websites to Find the Best Animated GIFs

Now I just found the one above which is a list of 10 sites, but if you just search for "animated GIFS" and look at some of the sites that come up, I'm sure you can find something.  Just right click on the animated or image and save as a GIF file on your computer.  example: birds walking.gif.

OK have fun!!!!!