“Nice DP… Superb DP…. What is DP, dude?” A friend on mine asked me when someone posted a comment on someone else’s photo on Facebook. Display pic is often referred to as DP — it’s also called as avatar.
Avatar or DP is used on social networking sites. So what exactly is it? Your picture. Your avatars define you. If you are uploading a photo on your Facebook, Myspace, MSN or on Twitter, and you set that photo as your profile picture, then it’s a display pic or DP.
Note that display pics can be yours or you can always use any animated or celebrity photo. Generally most of the people tend to have there own photo as it makes it easier for your friends to know about you. Now, how can you make your own display pic? There’s nothing you need for this. Simple go to the social networking website, upload the photo and set the image as your default avatar.
However, if you are planning to shrink or crop that image, or add affects to your profile pic, then I’d recommend you to use these digital picture editors — they are free to download.
If you want to make your own display pic for social networking sites like Myspace, Orkut or popular microblogging twitter or upload avatar to MSN then check out Mypictr, a useful display pic maker.
You can also use tools like Mypictr which is useful for creating avatars and resizing them the way you like. My Pictr has a list of website such as YouTube, Twitter, Myspace, Facebook social networking and tons of other websites. All you need is to upload your photo and choose the social site, resize the image using a nice drag feature. Save the image and upload it to the preferred website. Go ahead and make display pics from your photos! Also check out this tool to have fun with photos by adding funny effects.
If you are using Mac, and you already have a picture with you, then try this tool to resize the photo. Windows users can also use Photoshop or these Photoshop alternatives to edit and add effects to the avatars.
Lastly, if you are using a community, forum or a site that supports animated GIF file, you may want to create a virtual character that resembles you and take a screenshot, then upload it on the social networking site.