I know what I want my avatar pic to be. I just don't know how to get it in as my forums avatar. Nor do I know how to resize it or trim it.
If you don't feel comfortable using image editing software, I'd be glad to help out. If you'd like to send the image over, I can shrink it for you. Just PM me and I'll send my e-mail over, and get it done within 48 hours (I'd say 24, but Friday's my anniversary, so I'm not sure how much work I'll get done :)).
I highly recommend Paint Shop Pro (especially the Win 3.x version) as an editor, and it's shareware - the Win 3.x version never expires, is more user friendly, and works on Win 95 and Win 98. I can't recall the URL, but Google "Paint Shop Pro" and it should pop right up.