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I know it's a repeat, but I can't find it - how to enlarge avatars?

Asked by syz (35649points) July 24th, 2008

Sorry guys, I’m computer illiterate.

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robmandu's avatar

Get the url of the image… try right-clicking on it to “Copy Image Address” or similar.

Paste into your browser’s address field.

Remove the “_thumb” portion and submit.

Example with syz’s thumbnail:

Example with syz’s full size:

Feature request: provide a link on a person’s profile page to his/her full-size avatar image.

marinelife's avatar

Oh, goody, I could never make it work last time. Maybe this time, I will get it.

wildflower's avatar

ctrl or right click image and choose to open image in another window or tab. Then remove the _Thumb part, as rob said.

gailcalled's avatar

Rob walked me thru it on a Mac…then my teen-ager actually did it. For baby steps, PM me. Double click and control on Mac mouse.

marinelife's avatar

Eureka, I did it. I saw syz and her lovely tiger big. Rmd, yours is a thumbnail, right?

robmandu's avatar

@Marina, yah, mine was a thumbnail from the get go.

syz's avatar

Ok, I’m feeling extra stupid today. When I right click and open in a new window, I just get the entire user’s profile page.

robmandu's avatar

@syz, what browser you using?

syz's avatar

Windows Internet Explorer

robmandu's avatar

ah… right-click and select “Copy This Image URL” and follow the remainder of my instructions above.

marinelife's avatar

You then have to right click on the avatar image on the page. Apparently, the site is set up so clicking on the user takes you to their profile. I know this ‘cause I did it too.

syz's avatar

Ok, I finally figured out a way to do it (I have to click on properties and then copy and paste). Thanks, everyone.

robmandu's avatar

Oh. Mm. You must using IE 6.

Knotmyday's avatar

At last! I was having the same problem. Thanks, Syz.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

I want to enlarge this person’s avatar, lovelylady319, but when I click on, “Copy Image location” I get this url,

and when i take out the word ‘thumb’ it just goes to a blank page…

Can anyone help?

I’m using firefox 2.0 I think…whatever the 2nd newest one is.

robmandu's avatar

Did you remove the underscore in front of the word ‘thumb’, like this:

Not that it matters, the original was only very slightly larger than the thumbnail, so you shan’t see much more.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

oooook. thanks rob! maybe next time i’ll be able to do it on my own…. :)

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