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Frequently Asked Question #1. What are userpics? How do I upload them?

Userpics are icons or avatars used to represent yourself, your moods or feelings, your interests, etc. They are displayed in many locations on LiveJournal, including your Profile page, your journal, your entries in communities, the Friends pages of people who list you as a friend, comments, support requests, and the comments pages of your entries. You have the ability to select a default userpic, and can sometimes select another userpic you'd like to use.

Upload a New Picture with your Edit Userpics page. If you are already at or above your maximum allowed number of userpics, the upload form will not display until you have deleted enough userpics to bring your total below your maximum.
An image must meet LiveJournal's requirements before you can upload it as a userpic.

Click on the "Browse..." button beside the file box, and find the image on your computer. Alternatively, you can select the URL option and then enter in the Internet location of your image. Submit the form, and your default userpic will appear on your journal (as long as the journal style you have chosen supports userpic display), on your Profile page, and when you post a comment.

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Last Updated: September 10th, 2010

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