how to make my profile picture move?

@stk40m (1119)
Koeln, Germany
February 11, 2011 3:20pm CST
okay, I've just changed my profile picture to an animated gif (took me about five hours to find a software that can easily turn avi files into animated gifs). If I click my profile it indeed works but in comments it's still a snap-shot. But I've seen it work for others. So how can I change it to be animated in comments, too ? Perhaps it depends on file size or image dimensions?
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@slovenc1 (2092)
• Slovenia
11 Feb 11
There's a size limit after which t becomes a snap and it also might be limited by the file size so look it up and resize. Mine moves
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@stk40m (1119)
• Koeln, Germany
11 Feb 11
now that's crazy. When I read John's response the first thing I did was check someone's profile pic that is animated. Guess which one it was? Yours! No, not here. I saw it on the mainpage where you started a thread about winning 120€. Congrats btw!
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@slovenc1 (2092)
• Slovenia
11 Feb 11
What a coincidence and i also checked my picture to see if it's really 60x60 So you saw my discussionthanks for congrats. There aren't that many users that have animated picture but i think it's a nice touch. I see yours works now and next time someone asks you'll be able to help as i was today. Have a great day
• United States
11 Feb 11
Hi stk, You can use the gif reseizer here: http://www.ashongsoft.com/product/gif-resizer.html The animation size should only be 60 x 60 or less. Anything bigger will not work so have some fun!
@stk40m (1119)
• Koeln, Germany
11 Feb 11
cool, thx! Will see if I change my pic later as the birds would become too small. Again, super fast responses! Cheers
• United States
11 Feb 11
birds - Am I moving??
Take a look
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
11 Feb 11
Wow! There are so many experts in just about everything here on the Lot and it doesn't take long to find them either!
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
11 Feb 11
There are at least two Lotters here who will come and help you out. I have buzzed them
@stk40m (1119)
• Koeln, Germany
11 Feb 11
that's great! You know, I like those animated gifs. They remind me a bit of those little funny figures in old jump'n'run computer games that would start moving and making hand signals if you stay passive
• United States
11 Feb 11
LOL mysd take a look above.
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
11 Feb 11
That was so quick HWG! PMs are fast today!
@JohnMach (555)
• Philippines
11 Feb 11
From what I know, you should choose an animated picture with the size 60x60 pixels and below. Anything larger than that won't work.
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
11 Feb 11
There is a 'gif-resizer' which I think you can find if you search for it which will make it smaller and it will then move.
@stk40m (1119)
• Koeln, Germany
11 Feb 11
I see, thank you John! Is there also a file size limit? @ mysdianait thank you for the info. The prob would be that the animated gif would become too small in my case. The birds would look very small. Maybe I'll change it again later.
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• United States
11 Feb 11
FYI I posted the information below. Happy animating!
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
11 Feb 11
I love animated pics, I used to love sending emails with lots of animation and then one day I realized they didn't move anymore, it was a sad day for me when microsoft stopped animation within emails, I have been told it was for security reasons, to do with the codes I believe...I love animation.
@stk40m (1119)
• Koeln, Germany
11 Feb 11
yes, I think there was a problem that image files could contain viruses. But I can still receive animated gifs in my email (I use Windows Mail). Maybe you have to adjust settings btw, yours is very nice :-)