These LocoGringo.COM instructional movies are in wmv format may need Windows Media Player Version 9 or 10. This comes with windows XP (Windows 98 may work but I haven't tried it) and you will probably need a hi-speed internet connection to download the movie. Don't know how long it would take on a dial-up line. They may or may not work on a Mac. If you want to download and save them to your computer, right click on the links and then click Save Target As, give it a name and remember where you saved it. Otherwise just click the links to watch them.
This movie will show you how to add an
avatar to your posts on LocoGringo. Before you start you must already have an
avatar file in gif, jpg or bmp format saved on your computer. Your avatar can be
no bigger than 145 x 145 pixels in size and the file size can be no bigger than
20 K (recently increased from 10K), if it exceeds either one of these dimensions it will not work. If you have
an avatar file that meets these requirements,
Click here for the Avatar Movie
Resizing all your photos in one step
This movie will show you how to resize all
your photos in one step using a free program available from Google. The program
is called Picasa2 and it can be downloaded free at www.picasa.com
I have had this program for about a week and it is an excellent program for
working with your photographs. You will need to download and install Picasa
before this movie will be of any help to you. As soon as you load it it will
search your computer and create an easily searchable directory for all photos
and video on your hard drive. The program will then make it easy to resize
all your photos at one time.
Click here for the Resizing Photos with Picasa Movie
The movie below will show you how to resize photos so you
can post them on LocoGringo.COM using Microsoft Paint, which comes with most
Click here for The Resizing Movie
This movie will show you how to post
photographs into a message on LocoGringo.COM using the Photo Gallery on Loco
Gringo. You must have a photo album already set up before you can do this.
Notice when you are setting up your photo album, that the size of the album is
limited so don't try to post all 450 of your vacation photos in your album, they
won't fit. Narrow them down to the best ones before putting them in your album,
and also make sure that you have resized them before you put them in your
album. You can also use some of the photo hosting services such as
PhotoBucket.com to do this.
Click here for the Photo Posting Movie
This will show you how to post a single image in your message (the image must already be resized, see above) and then enlarge the thumbnail image that LocoGringo shows by default. It is a two step process.
Click here for the Thumbnail Enlarging Movie
Adding A Vacation Countdown Ticker To Your LocoGringo Signature
This will show you how to add a vacation countdown ticker (timer) to the bottom of each of your posts on LocoGringo. For this ticker we will use www.tickerfactory.com. Enjoy.
Click here for the Adding a Ticker Movie
I hope this is helpful to you. These are fairly rough drafts so I apologize in advance for the poor quality. Good posting.
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