Recently I saw StackOverflow introduced a new feature, Change Picture...

I've not changed my profile picture yet, it's still linked with my Gravatar account, but suddenly after introducing this feature, white color in my image went to mild blue(This happens randomly), I'll show you the difference..

I don't know why it is getting this blue tinge here

Profile Picture With Blue Tinge

Now am not that idiot, if you think that's a color of selection by mouse than you can see this

Text and Image selected using mouse

And what it should be(meta.stackoverflow.com Profile Picture)

Real Image

  • Your Gravatar has transparent areas and those seem to get coloured by whatever is below it. – Bart Jan 12 '13 at 8:49
  • @Bart It happens randomly, am using latest Firefox, I know IE6 is having issues with png's but this is Firefox..and if it has got color at the back than why not on meta? – Mr. Alien Jan 12 '13 at 8:50
  • It's the same for me in Chrome. So it's not just FF – Bart Jan 12 '13 at 8:51
  • @Bart haha see... – Mr. Alien Jan 12 '13 at 8:51
  • @Mr.Alien - Just click on Change Picture and see which color it is showing in background there? (e.g. like this). – hims056 Jan 12 '13 at 8:58
  • Seriously? -1? If you think it's not a bug than shout here, this is a bug – Mr. Alien Jan 12 '13 at 9:08
  • @hims056 imgur.com/aL6zn it's white – Mr. Alien Jan 12 '13 at 9:14
  • @Asad ya but I don't know why it gets random, and it happened to me from last 2 days.. – Mr. Alien Jan 12 '13 at 9:16
  • The intermittent nature of this effect doesn't seem to be in keeping with the explanation given on the other question - re-opened. – Shog9 Jan 12 '13 at 17:50

The particular CSS for the div containing your Gravatar has a background-color of #E0EAF1 on Stack Overflow. This, combined with your transparent Gravatar will cause the colour effect you see.

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On Meta it does not have the same make up (resulting in a white background), so everything is as per usual there.

  • So why it gets random? – Mr. Alien Jan 12 '13 at 8:58
  • I wonder why it has that background-color. I would assume it would just be white. – Asad Saeeduddin Jan 12 '13 at 9:02
  • And btw the correct background-color is #E0EAF1, used Firebug – Mr. Alien Jan 12 '13 at 9:02
  • @Mr.Alien Yep, copied the wrong value there. – Bart Jan 12 '13 at 9:03
  • @Asad I guess that is set dynamically, it comes it goes so am sure it's not the fixed one – Mr. Alien Jan 12 '13 at 9:03
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    @Mr.Alien Yeah, your image container gets a gravatar-wrapper-128 class, whereas mine doesn't. – Asad Saeeduddin Jan 12 '13 at 9:09
  • @Mr.Alien If this happens only occasionally (though it seems consistent to me) I don't have the answer. Out of my depth there. – Bart Jan 12 '13 at 18:08

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