Create Your Own Avatar for Free on Linux

Posted by jun auza On 2/19/2010
Create Your Own Avatar for Free on Linux: Do you want to create your own avatar? I'm not talking about the Avatar movie but the graphical representation of yourself inside the computer world that you can use as a profile image on Facebook, Twitter, and various social networking sites? If yes, then allow me to show you how to create your own avatar while using Linux and installing a free software called MeMaker.

MeMaker is a simple and easy-to-use application that allows you to make customized avatars that can be used in forums, chat rooms, websites, and any other virtual places. The package is only 4628 kB in size, but don't underestimate it. MeMaker provides seven styles to choose from: freestyle, artistic, plastidudes, glyphface, plazmoid, cocohead and animal-crackers.

MeMaker provides plenty of options, like you can choose the shape of your head, eyes, and mouth among others. You can also add accessories such as glasses, hats, and face paint, or you can even grow a beard.

The avatar can be saved either as SVG, PNG, BMP, or GNOME avatar.


MeMaker can be easily installed in Ubuntu via Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager. If you are using other Linux distribution, you can download the source from HERE.

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