Go ahead and post if I'm right or wrong. I've noticed that there are a lot of people who don't have pictures for their avatars.
One of the problems is the pixel requirements for the pictures their are two of them.
I've noticed that any image I tried is to big for the requirement. so I loaded the image in paint since I don't care enough to have a fancy imaging program. resized the picture to the font. You will need to do this twice since their are two size requirements. the first one is 100 and the second one is 150. You will need to worry about the first font size. The program will fill in a second size for the second spot.
To find in paint in windows 7 or earlier you go to start. Then you go to programs. Then you go to accessories. Under there you find paint.
In eight it is a lot more complicated unless you find it in the user interface. On the desktop you would have to go to user accounts. Computer. C:. Windows. Programs 86.
In ten go to bottom left menu apps. Windows accessories. Paint.
Now when you start paint either make a picture, or load a image. After you do this you will need to resize the picture twice, and save it to two different files with different names. The is 100 pixels. and the second is 150 pixels.
exit out of paint and go to Galactic civilizations website.
Go to your account.
Go to images.
Go to the first spot
Go to load images and load 100 pixel image you reformatted from paint.
Go to the second spot
Go to load images and load the 150 pixel image you reformatted from paint.
If you like the default picture fine. It just doesn't make sense for a lot of people to have the same picture. This site is really for people like me who doesn't spend the time to figure this out. I use paint for this illustration cause it is on all windows computers for those who are to lazy to download from the internet. You probably could use photo editing software even though cyberlink for some reason doesn't resize. There are several free programs on the internet that would work. Just remember the format matters. With paint you can change the format under files.