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Loading icons

rosybug wanted to know how to load icons, and since I was in that same place myself just a few weeks ago (before crazybutsound explained things to me), I thought I'd give a primer here. Celia, if you're around, this is FYI as well.  Everyone else should feel free to skip this post.

First, find an icon you like.  You can create your own (if you have the talent and the tools), or you can find them on offer in other people's ljs or in icon communities.  Or sometimes friends will create them for you.  :-)

So, once you've found the icon you want, this is how to load it:

  1. Right click on the icon.
  2. Click "Properties".
  3. Highlight the Address (URL) and right click.
  4. Click "Copy".
  5. Close "Properties".
  6. Go to Manage User Pictures in your lj.
  7. At the bottom of the page you'll find the "Upload a New Picture" form.  Click the radio button "From URL", right click in the box, and select "Paste".
  8. Add keywords and comments to identify the icon.
  9. If you don't want this to be your default icon, uncheck the check box.
  10. Click "Proceed" to finish loading the icon.
  11. Repeat the process to add additional icons.

There you have it.  Easy as pie.  Have fun!


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 27th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)
So I've been doing this wrong all this time? Because I just right click on the icon, then click Save, and that's it until time to upload.
Apr. 28th, 2005 10:15 am (UTC)

*runs off to try doing it that way*

Apr. 27th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
*is proud of you*

OMG it's too early! *whines* I'm on my way out for that trip of mine but couldn't not stop at the computer before going. 6:45 am. -_- Remember when I said 8am was the crack of dawn? This is like... still the middle of the night for me.

Ok, have a nice few days luv! Toodles!
Apr. 28th, 2005 10:31 am (UTC)
So, next time you have to get up really early do you want me to give you a wake-up call? (I could do it, too, since there's a nine-hour time difference between us.) *lol*

And, btw, I have no sympathy for you here. MY alarm clock goes off at 5:00 a.m. every day. :-(

Have fun! Talk to you when you get back.
Apr. 28th, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'm going to try it out now. *trembling with anticipation*

And thanks for the Admisitration site address. Looks like there's a lot of stuff there that bears checking out! Now I've just got to get through the Mountains of May and I'll be free to read for fun again!
Apr. 28th, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
I'll warn you -- once you start with icons it becomes a major addiction. Good luck! :-)
Apr. 28th, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC)
Look, an icon just popped into my previous posting...
Apr. 28th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Weird!
Oh, yeah, that happens. I also think that when you select a new default icon any previous posts that used your old default icon switch as well. I think posts where you chose to use an icon that wasn't the default remain unchanged. Does this make sense?
Apr. 29th, 2005 08:03 am (UTC)
Re: Weird!
Er, yeah...
Apr. 29th, 2005 10:07 am (UTC)
Re: Weird!
LOL! It will make more sense as you start using icons and switching among them.
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