To download "Minecraft" skins to a computer, click the download button typically found on the right area of the page, and save the file to your chosen directory. "Minecraft" skins are downloadable in PNG format.
Websites such as MinecraftSkins.com and MinecraftSkins.net offer a variety of "Minecraft" skins. When saving the skin files, remember the folder name where you save the files. Organize your downloaded skins by changing the file names.
To change your character's skin, go to the official "Minecraft" website, and access your profile. Select Browse to view your desired skin, and click Upload after choosing a skin. A confirmation message appears once the upload is finished, which means that you're ready to play "Minecraft" to see your new skin. If you're already playing the game, leave and re-enter it before uploading the skin. After loading up a world, press F5 to reveal the new skin.
To personalize your skin, click Options, and select Skin Customization to add items such as hats, jackets and coats. The latest skins are typically compatible with the skin customization feature available in the "Minecraft" 1.8 version, as posted on Softonic on September 2014. You can also opt to design your own skins by creating a PNG image at the correct size. Use free "Minecraft" skin editors that allow you to pick a color or paint over the default skin.