The word "avatar" has a few meanings, but when it comes to computers, an avatar is a picture or graphic that is used to represent a computer user. Social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and MySpace as well as instant messaging programs, chat rooms and even video games use avatars to represent you as a member of their website or as a player in the game. If you are very much into Star Wars and want to create a Jedi avatar for yourself, doing so is simple and free.
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Things you need
- Jedi image file
Visit one of your favourite search engine websites and search for a Jedi image that you want to use for your avatar. Google, Yahoo, and Bing (see Resources) are all examples of search engines on the Internet.
Right click on the image that you have selected for your avatar and click "Save image as..." from the menu that appears.
Save the image to a folder in your computer that you will be able to remember. A good place to store pictures is in the "Pictures" folder. Click "Save" when you've selected the folder to finish saving the image.
Go to the website where you want to use the Jedi avatar and log into your account. Once you're logged in, click on the profile editing options to upload the image to your profile.
Click the "Upload" button, browse through the files in your computer for the Jedi image you saved earlier, click on the image file and finally click "Open" to upload the image to the website's servers.
Click on the options to change the "avatar" or "profile picture" and then choose the Jedi image as your avatar or profile picture. Now you have a Jedi avatar and you didn't have to pay for it, or use any special software to create it.
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