At MakeUseOf we highly value your comments and when we improved the comments area and introduced Gravatar support, we wanted commenting to become more fun by letting your eMail address point to a picture of your choice, eventually putting a name to a face or symbol or whatever.
I noticed that many of our commenters are not making use of Gravatar yet. Of course you don’t have to. But maybe you would like to and just haven’t found a cool enough image to represent you online so far. Here’s a small selection of online avatar creator tools that may float your boat.
Would you be surprised if this site was different than all the rest? Well, it’s not really. You start with a naked avatar, select little bits and pieces from a variety of looks, styles, and extras, then you’re done.
Unfortunately, you only get access to all the options when you sign up with the site, hence my slightly annoyed face. ;) But once you have signed up and in, there are plenty of unique options – with the exception of a cool posture.
Simpsonize Me (Simpson Avatar Creator)
This Simspon avatar maker is in fact different because you can’t get it started without a photo of yourself. Based on the photo and some details about your gender, age, color of Simpson you’d like to be, choice of clothing, and hair style, the machine will create a suggestion which you can perfectionize using a few sliders and custom settings.
They denied me the Marge hair tower, though. Probably because I selected straight instead of curly.
And now for the highlight: the Obama hype moves on…now we have Obama avatar generator as well.
At ObamiconMe you can upload your own image or acquire an image through your webcam. There is no restriction on image size and you can zoom into any picture. The text below the image can be customized, as well as the color balances. Simple and cool.
In case you want to use any of these avatars for Gravatar don’t worry too much about the exact size or resolution. Gravatar lets you crop the image when uploading.
Sill need more resources? Don’t know how to use Gravatar to get your picture next to your comments? Let me refer you to some other MUO articles. Here you go:
And now is the time to comment and show off your new Gravatar. :) If you are aware of any other good online avatar creator apps,please share them in comments.