The StackExchange.com global profile still uses Gravatar with the email address from your primary account, even if that account isn't using Gravatar itself.

For example, my global profile is synced with my Stack Overflow acount, yet it displays my Gravatar:

Even though my Stack Overflow profile is using an avatar that was directly uploaded:

The correct avatar is used in the global flair.

The global flair also displays it correctly, which though the my site-specific flair does not:

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    I just saw that my observations here were an echo of comments made on this question.
    – Jeremy
    Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 7:16
  • I have the same issue... :|
    – user208604
    Commented Jan 18, 2013 at 21:24

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The network profile now shows your updated profile image, whether it be hosted on Gravatar or elsewhere:

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  • I still don't see my uploaded profile on other StackExchange sites... :|
    – user208604
    Commented Jan 18, 2013 at 21:25
  • @Fall To copy a change to all your accounts, you have to click the "Save And Copy Profile To All Stack Exchange Accounts" button on your edit profile page. (I just did it for you.)
    – Emmett
    Commented Jan 18, 2013 at 21:32

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