Post Reply How do I upload a gif as my profile picture?
Posted 3/30/15 , edited 3/30/15
I've been trying five different gifs as my icon but whenever I try to upload them they look like this;

I don't know how to make it look normal and not weird looking? I can't download any programs to my computer (I use a chromebook, most programs don't support chromebooks.) If somebody could help me not make my gifs broken I would be greatful. Thanks.
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Posted 3/30/15 , edited 3/30/15

starryeyedprincess wrote:

I've been trying five different gifs as my icon but whenever I try to upload them they look like this;

I don't know how to make it look normal and not weird looking? I can't download any programs to my computer (I use a chromebook, most programs don't support chromebooks.) If somebody could help me not make my gifs broken I would be greatful. Thanks.


There's a quick explanation of/solution to this in the Quick Answers fo Common Questions post.

Basically it's because of how cr handles transparency, so you need to save the file without transparency in any of the layers.
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Posted 3/30/15 , edited 5/17/17


Like lorreen said it has to do with transparency. Very simple to fix even with a simple browser image editor.

Here's one way to do it. Specifically if you don't have any proper image editing software:


After you do this you just uploud the downloaded image in your profile like usual.
Should be simple enough to do. There's like a million other ways to do it.
Posted 3/30/15 , edited 1/13/18

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Thank you so much! I've been trying to find a website like that for such a long time! Thanks.

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Posted 3/30/15 , edited 3/30/15

starryeyedprincess wrote:

Thank you so much! I've been trying to find a website like that for such a long time! Thanks.



Looks great. Glad I could help.

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Posted 9/4/15 , edited 9/5/15
this is all really helpful, but i cant even UPLOAD a gif as my profile pic.. whenever i try.. i get no results, i click the "Upload photo from my computer" Button , then choose the gif and upload it but never get any results.. nothing happens
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Posted 9/5/15 , edited 9/5/15

narutopad wrote:

this is all really helpful, but i cant even UPLOAD a gif as my profile pic.. whenever i try.. i get no results, i click the "Upload photo from my computer" Button , then choose the gif and upload it but never get any results.. nothing happens


What is the file and image size? If either is too large, it might be silently rejecting it.
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Posted 7/28/16 , edited 7/28/16
When I try and post it as my profile picture I keep getting double pitctures but the left side is still but the right image is in motion? I followed the link you gave as well as followed the directions. Can you help me out!?
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Posted 13 days ago , edited 13 days ago
Thank you so much! This helped me
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