OK, Now I have a new P.C. I used to be able to make small 50 by 50 pixel images and be able to upload them to this site. I have had various pics as avatars with no problrm at all. However, When trying to use this picture below, once i have croped it and reduced it in size, it still ends up way over the byte size limit for up load as an avatar. Please, what I am doing wrong? Can anyone help? Is this is the wrong forum? if so mods please move This is what I am doing. 1) save image to desk top. 2) load image and select area of picture I want. 3)crop image. 4)reduce in size. 5)try and upload image and am then told image is to large If anyone can make an avatar out of this pic I would be very greatfull.BUt what in the blue blazes I am doing wrong? All the above is done in microsoft photo editor on windows xp. I am saving the files as Jpegs.