With the news that the Stack Exchange network may lose access to your avatar image from Gravatar if your email address changes. Is there a simple way to copy the image from Gravatar?
You can log into gravatar.com using your email address (if you're like me you'll have to go over the Lost Password flow as I hadn't logged into Gravatar since 2008)
Then you get to a Manage Gravatars page
where you can save your image by clicking on the image and then doing "Save Image As...".
You can, if you want to, disable your gravatar using the option on the menu
that will get you here
If you have access to Python, this short piece of code will get the image from Gravatar and pop it up in your default browser. You should be able to do a Save-As from there.
import hashlib import webbrowser def ghash(email, fixcase=True): if fixcase: email = email.lower() return hashlib.md5(email.encode('utf-8')).hexdigest() def open(email, size=80, fixcase=True): h = ghash(email, fixcase) url = 'http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/%s?size=%d&d=identicon' % (h, size) webbrowser.open(url)