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Do you know how to enlarge your fellow Flutherer's icons?

Asked by Trustinglife (6623points) December 15th, 2008

I recently remembered how to do this, and have really enjoyed seeing the full-size photos. In some cases, you get to see what the Flutherer really looks like!

If you don’t know how to do this, here’s how (on a PC):

1. Right-click on the person’s photo and select “Copy Image Location.”
2. Open a new tab.
3. Hit “Ctrl + V” to paste the text in the new tab.
4. Before hitting enter, remove the end of the formula that says “_thumb”. Then hit enter.

Voila! Full-size photo!

Oh, maybe I should ask a real question… how about: whose photo surprised you when you enlarged it?

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robmandu's avatar

Redux.

Looking forward to some new answers.

Trustinglife's avatar

Good reminder. I knew it’d been asked before; this just felt like one of those questions that I wanted to bring back… since we have plenty of new users and new photos.

robmandu's avatar

I’m still on with elchoopanebre‘s… spooky.

Jeruba's avatar

In my case you get to see what Cate Blanchett really looks like, except that I laid a blue wash over everything.

Sakata's avatar

You can also “Save Image As…” the thumbnail and blow it up as big as you want. Not to mention making it your desktop background.

Obviously those ideas are a bit creepy but they’re still effective. Damn stalkers

tinyvamp's avatar

@sakata: omg wow! lol

@trustinglife: good question & answer!

poofandmook's avatar

I don’t have a “copy image location” option when I right click. Ugh.

scamp's avatar

@poofandmook me neither! I guess that’s why no matter how many people post this information I can never get it to work!!

tinyvamp's avatar

@poofandmook & scamp : what browsers are you guys using?

El_Cadejo's avatar

would either of you lovely ladies mind taking a screen shot of your options when you right click on an image?

augustlan's avatar

@scamp & poof: Click on “properties” after you right click. Then copy the URL address and paste it into your browser window. Delete the “_thumb” at the end of the string.

scamp's avatar

@tinyvamp IE.. corporate choice, not ours.

@augustlan thanks!

tyrantxseries's avatar

lol, this is great

scamp's avatar

WAAAHHHH! I still can’t do it!! I followed augustlan’s instructions, but it says page not found!!

eambos's avatar

Tell your company to leave behind IE and get Firefox. Safer and Faster.

dynamicduo's avatar

Hah, not mine! That’s what I get for cropping mine to the exact icon size :D

scamp's avatar

@Eambos Believe me, if I think they would listen, I would!

La_chica_gomela's avatar

I’m going to be the annoying grammarian who says:
flutherers’

Trustinglife's avatar

Ha! I meant the singular form of Flutherer.
That would have been a rare moment for me – being caught with a typo! Ah, the joys of growing up with an editor for a mom.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Then why did you say icons? One flutherer does not have multiple icons…

Trustinglife's avatar

Aha! You did get me!

La_chica_gomela's avatar

;-) Aw, but it was in the spirit of love! Hugs!!

I actually work as a proofreader, too! I confess, I can’t stop doing it!

Or am I (dun dun dun) your mom?

augustlan's avatar

Wouldn’t you hate to find out your mom was on here, if you didn’t already know?!?

Trustinglife's avatar

@Aug, nice new image!

@La Chica and Aug, I have shared often with my parents about Fluther, and sent them links to especially interesting questions. In fact, I asked a question for them about their upcoming trip to Israel (they are on the plane RIGHT NOW!).

My mom even set up her own Fluther account. And no, y’all, it’s not la_chica. I have a great relationship with my mom, so I don’t mind her seeing what I say here.

I wonder: is it ok to sidetrack my own question?

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Trustinglife, but what if I was your mother from another fluther?
heeheehee, I’m not even sure what that’s supposed to mean, but I couldn’t resist saying it!

Augustlan, knowing me, I would probably argue with my mom or say something really rude to her if she was on here and I didn’t know it.

I did direct my mom to fluther once actually. She called me with a question trying to help her friend fix an iPhone problem. I said, “I don’t know anything about the iPhone, but I know some people who do!” (She never logged on though).

eambos's avatar

Flutherites!

Had to say it

augustlan's avatar

@Trusting: Thanks…Jeruba made it for me!

eambos's avatar

I made a new one! Check it out and critique if you please!

I might change it because it is hard to see in small avatar size.

augustlan's avatar

@Eambos: I love it, but it is hard to tell it’s even Christmas related in icon size.

eambos's avatar

That’s what I had worried about… I’ll just leave it up until I get around to shopping a new one.

Any suggestions?

augustlan's avatar

Could you crop it to just his head w/ the santa hat?

eambos's avatar

I guess so.

robmandu's avatar

Looks pretty good zoomed in with just the head.

eambos's avatar

I’ll get to it

augustlan's avatar

Now you’re talkin’! Looks good : )

eambos's avatar

It came out pretty good for a crappy photoshop job =p

shrubbery's avatar

I like yours eambos :) I changed mine for christmas too! Check out my paint skills :P

eambos's avatar

Nice job! It looks very good.

augustlan's avatar

That is so cute!

Jeruba's avatar

Oooh, I wish all you guys would leave your avatars full size and let the thumbnail function reduce them so that when we sneak a peek we can really see them. @Shrubbery, your Christmas cat is sweet. I’m glad you didn’t really make him wear it.

shrubbery's avatar

Haha thanks guys. I don’t reckon she would have minded wearing one for real but she looked so peaceful in her slumber I didn’t want to disturb :P Seasons Greetings to you all, only a week away now!

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