Quick Icons for products
How to create a product icon with a minimum of tools.
IMVU product icons are required to be 100 pixels across by 80 pixels high. There is also a file size limit. Supported formats are believed to be GIF, JPEG and PNG.
Getting the product image
Using the IMVU camera
Take an IMVU snapshot with your product in the center and zoomed to a usefull size. Generally you want it to fill the middle third of the image, approximately.
Look up the image in your IMVU album
Save the image somewhere you can find. Note that IMVU album images have cryptic filenames, you might want to assign a meaningful name.
Load the image into paint
Using the "Print Screen" function
Arrange the IMVU screen so the product is in the middle as with the snapshot method.
Press "Prt Scr".
Select "Paste" to get the screen image into Paint
Press escape to clear the selection
Use the scrollbars to get the product image on screen
Select the IMVU display area, trimming off the borders
Select "New" and discard changes
Resizing the image in "Paint"
The image resize function in Paint scales the image according to a percentage.
If you used the Album method with a recent version of imvu then you will have an image that is 1024 by 751 pixels.
If you used the Album method and saved the product icon you will probably have an image that is 300 by 220 pixels
If you used the Print Screen method the image size may vary depending on how large your selection was.
If you want to resize from 1024 by 751 to 100 by 80 then divide the heights: 80/751=0.106 or 11% (rounded UP)
Rescale the image to 11% of its size and you get an image that is 113 by 83.
Using the "Attributes" function reset the size to 100 by 80.
Save the image in "PNG" format.