Some of your may have noticed that, for a while now, Gravatar.com has been sporting a fancy new method for setting your Gravatar image — Taking a photo with your webcam! I just figured that I would drop a note in here and make a “formal” announcement about it. Just choose the “A webcam attached to your computer” from the “Add an image” page. A lot of people ask where they can get images to use (since Gravatar.com does not provide any images to choose from,) and this is a great way to get started!
Note: If you’re using a Mac with an iSight you will probably have to right click on the webcam applet, choose settings, click on the last little tab (looks like a webcam,) and choose the correct camera. This will probably be true of any computer with multiple video sources. I would set this default for you but flash is a black-box (they protect you from malicious sites trying to play with your settings — as they should!)
So… go forth… and say cheese!