An avatar is an identifying graphic such as the Bluejade (TM) image to the left. The Logo Creator is great for creating avatars. Steps: i. open an existing logo or create a new logo ii. "save as" the logo as "avatar.tlc" iii. set the dimensions of the logo to 200X200 by dragging the lower right corner until the window title reads "avatar 200X200" [use 300X300 for a 150 pixel wide avatar, which I've decided I like better; see several posts down] iv. generate your avatar image v. select "JPEG - Med Res Quarter" from the "Export" menu (Med Res keeps the file small, which means for faster browsing of the forum) vi. select a name and location to which to export the avatar image vii. upload this image to your website viii. select "Control Panel / Options" from the Laughingbird Software Forum (it's in the upper right corner) ix. select "Edit Profile" x. enter the URL pointing to the avatar you just uploaded to your website in the "Avatar URL" field xi. submit your changes by clicking the "Edit Profile" button at the bottom of the editing table Now you have an identifying avatar to accompany your presence on the Laughingbird Software Forum! This graphic will appear next to all of your posts. You can update the avatar at any time to change your look. Use your avatar for other online forums as well!