In the admin section of these phpBB forums there is an admin function to allow users to upload avatars , as well as allowing remote avatars from pictures on external sites
here is instructions
http://www.phpbb.com/support/documentat ... ction2_5_1
If you wish to allow users to upload avatars (this is dependant on your hosting provider allowing it), you should ensure that the directories specified for storing avatars in General -> Configuration exist and have appropriate access rights (ie. for uploadable avatars the directory needs to be world writeable, a+w, 777, depending on your setup). Gallery based avatars are stored in subfolders off the directory specified in General -> Configuration. This allows you to group together common types of avatar. Do not store gallery avatars in the root directory listed in General -> Configuration; they won't appear! (for more information on avatar settings see section 220.127.116.11 Avatar Settings)
http://www.phpbb.com/support/documentat ... ion3_2_2_5
18.104.22.168: Avatar Settings
Enable gallery avatars - Here you may enable or disable the use of gallery avatars on the board. For more information, see 4.7.3 Avatars.
Enable remote avatars - Here you may enable or disable the use of gallery avatars on the board. For more information, see 4.7.3 Avatars.
Enable avatar uploading - Here you may enable or disable the use of gallery avatars on the board. For more information, see 4.7.3 Avatars.
Maximum Avatar File Size - You may specify the maximum size of uploaded avatars on your board. The size specified is measured in Bytes, and the default is 6144 (6 kB)
Maximum Avatar Dimensions - You may specify the maximum dimesions for uploaded avatar images on your board. The size specified is in pixels, and the default is 80 x 80.
Avatar Storage Path - This is the directory (relative to the phpBB 2.0.0 root directory) that uploaded avatars are stored to. Suppose that your Forum Index page is located at
, and you want avatars to be uploaded to http://www.cheese.com/phpBB2/images/avatars/
, then your Avatar Storage Path should be images/avatars.
Avatar Gallery Path - This is the directory (relative to the phpBB 2.0.0 root directory) that your avatar gallery is located. Suppose that your Forum Index page is located at
, and your avatar gallery is located at http://www.cheese.com/phpBB2/images/avatars/gallery/
, then your Avatar Gallery Path should be images/avatars/gallery.
Within this folder, you should have subfolders, each of which represents a gallery category. Your gallery avatars should each be located in the proper folder, so that they appear in the proper gallery. Suppose you wanted the avatars limburger.gif, colby.gif, chedder.gif in category Cheese Types. Suppose you also want avatars wheel.gif, cube.gif, log.gif in category Cheese Shapes. Within your avatar gallery path you should have subfolders Cheese Types and Cheese Shapes, with the appropriate avatar image files within each subfolder.
http://www.phpbb.com/support/documentat ... ction4_7_3
Avatars are small pictures that display each post. Each user may choose his/her own avatar. However, permission to allow users to have avatars is controlled by the board administrator. Each of the following settings may be enabled/disabled in the Administration Panel (for more information, see 22.214.171.124 Avatar Settings).
Gallery Avatars - You may choose your avatar from a gallery of avatars. The gallery is a collection of avatars stored on the server that the board is running on. To select an avatar from the gallery, click Show Gallery. You may use the dropdown list at the top of the gallery to navigate between categories of avatars. To choose an avatar, check the radio button underneath it and click Select Avatar.
Remotely Linked Avatars - You may use an image that is hosted on another site as your avatar. To do this, just enter the URI into the text field. It is recommended that the images are small and do not deform tables or distract people. Administrators have the ability to block specific users from having an avatar (for more information, see 3.5.3 User Management)
Uploaded Avatars - If you have an image that you would like to use, you may upload the image to the server that the board is on. You may upload an image on your computer by clicking the Browse button. You may also upload an image by entering the URI that the image is located at. Uploaded images have an admin-controlled limit on file size and image size (for more information, see 126.96.36.199 Avatar Settings).