[QUOTE=deezalboy;2519739]Sean-- Thank You for your help. I downloaded Gimp and am trying it out. Could you check me to see if i`m on the right track please? I did it as follows>File>open.selected image>scale image>save as>export save as animation>export>save as gif.(attachment) My present avatar (attached) is 46x48. Can it be made larger and still animate?[/QUOTE]
That’s pretty much how I did it for the laughing man.
For an image under 48 x 48, you go into Image menu -> Canvas Size, click the link icon beside the Width/Height fields and set both to 48 x 48. Then click the ‘Center’ button to centre it in the frame and click ‘Resize’. Finally, save it as an animation exported as a GIF.
It would be really nice if this forum’s developers kept the original and more common 64 x 64 avatar size, as most animated avatars have a height/width of between 50 and 64 pixels as you’ve noticed.