Your avatar is the small image that appears next to your name on your forum posts and any comments you make on the website in general. If you’d like to add an avatar to your account, simply follow these instructions.
Visit http://en.gravatar.com/site/signup/ and register. Be sure to register with the same email address you used when registering for the Manly/Manley Family Tree DNA Project website. This is important; if the email addresses do not match, your avatar will not show.
Check your email. Gravatar will send you an email, requiring you to click a link in order to confirm your email address.
Choose a username and password. When you follow the provided link, you will be asked to choose a user name and password. Fill in the requested information and click Sign Up.
Time to choose an image!
On the next screen, click on ‘Whoops, looks like you dont have any images yet! Add one by clicking here!‘
Choose the location of the image you’d like to use (either on your hard drive, on the internet, etc) and then you’re all set to upload.
Size doesn’t matter
As they say on the Gravatar website, “You can upload any size image file from your hard drive. We will automatically resize large images so you may upload the best quality version you have.”
You’ll also have the opportunity to crop the image, if needed.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!