Questions tagged [profile-picture]

For questions about the profile picture option, which allows users to upload a custom photo as their avatar. Not for questions about Gravatar.

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Do not load Facebook-based avatars directly from the Facebook CDN

Users who register for their account via Facebook get their Facebook profile photo as their default avatar. However, the avatar is not copied to SE servers or Imgur, and thus the original URL is kept. ...
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Extend profile hiding in chat for suspended users

When a user is suspended, their account is reduced to 1 rep and all of his privileges are stripped. However, they can still join chat rooms. This leads to various forms of possible abuse (all of ...
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Moving a discussion to chat reloads all chatrooms and changes profile picture

Short version Today I had some extensive discussions in comments and was offered to take the discussion to a chatroom¹. When I clicked the link, the following happened (in addition the expected ...
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Profile pictures uploaded from computer still (sometimes) get a black background

The black avatar image background bug that "Alan at IMGUR" (via Geoff Dalgas) said was fixed last March isn't. Apparently, however, whether or not it gets triggered depends on the exact method used ...
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Let's see the Top Network Askers better

Noticed in my MSE featured questions filter that the avatars of the Top Network Askers are blurry. Quick check showed it's because SE is requesting the 16x16 thumbnail, while having 30x30 size of the ...
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User image is too heavy

Just noticed on this user profile: Yes, all we know that internet is fast nowadays, but ... 1.5Mb for (scaled) 164x164 px image is too much.
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Internal error when trying to change avatar

I tried to change account logo (picture). But nothing happened. In my Chrome inspector I got an error : GET http://meta.stackoverflow.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/users/popup/change-picture/245932 500 ...
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Uploaded profile pictures convert transparency to black

The transparency-related profile-picture bug appears to have either regressed or be still outstanding. (Either way it's not status-completed anymore.) Transparency shows as black with the size ...
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Extend the “find users by OpenID, Email etc” tool to find matching profile pictures

We have a persistent troll on Physics.SE who uses the Opera-mini proxy farms to (unsuccessfully1) disguise his/her endless unregistered socks. However, I believe that he/she has many fewer gravitars ...
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What to do with broken avatars generated by Google?

Recently, some users that have their avatar generated by (or just imported from?) Google have a broken avatar, since Google no longer provides an image at the given URL, but a 404. See My picture is ...
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Different profile pictures for Main and Meta sites?

As far as I know, our gravatar or avatar on the main site is carried to the meta site too. But yesterday, I found out that a user by the name user26375 on Hinduism Stack Exchange has different ...
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Some users' chat icons are sometimes displaying as default gravatar depending on size

In Ask Ubuntu chat, there are some users (e.g. cl-netbox and Thomas Ward) of which the user icon is recently displaying wrongly most of the time: cl-netbox' icon on all sites id a blue square with ...
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Show the avatar of related site of a chat-room instead of parent site of a user

Currently, in the chat-rooms the avatar is shown from the parent site that a user selected in the chat profile. So, throughout SE network in (any) chat-room (talking about main chat server i.e not MSE ...
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Website complains about your profile picture after you've submitted it and have an account

I think I may have found a bug in the profile edit page and I want to report it so that the staff my have a look. For some reason my inverted PNG of au gratin potatoes was rejected when I used it as a ...
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Add image in profile - “web” does not expect UTF-8 characters

I tried changing my profile image using the "web" method with the following URL: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/Habit_de_Mar%C3%AAchal.jpg It was denied, saying it was the wrong ...
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My picture is missing on my profile page

The profile picture is missing on my profile page. The relevant part looks like Since this profile picture appears almost everywhere when I am referenced, quite a few other pages looks buggy. For ...
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Reputation leagues - displaying profile picture for the non-entry exist periods

In the Stack Exchange Leagues page, if there is no entry for the period of month, quarter and year, some user's profile picture is displayed in the leagues page. For an example in the Stellar and ...
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Broken image (error code 400) for some Facebook avatars

I noticed a broken image on this profile. Closer inspection showing the avatar throw error with status code 400, for this url: https://graph.facebook.com/280988338943803/picture?type=large Probably ...
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Why hasn't my profile picture updated on SE.com?

I changed my profile picture across SE on May 23rd. My profile picture on stackexchange.com still hasn't updated, though. I've used Update profile info several times, and it still hasn't changed. I ...
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Add an anonymous avatar for a removed user in Mobile view and SE Android app

When a user was removed in web-view we can see an anonymous avatar picture in their posts, but in the mobile-view and android-app that avatar is missing. It is simply showing their userid and it looks ...
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Wrong profile pictures are display for (some) Top Askers on Hot Questions page

For some users in the Top Askers section on the Hot Questions page are wrong profile pictures displayed. Especially for the users that are on top of that list. May be it is a caching problem or that ...
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Whole image should be clickable on “change picture” link

There is a related question: Please make “change picture” link in profile take up the whole box it is inside of But, my suggestion is that the whole profile picture / avatar be clickable instead of ...
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“Upload a new picture” button. Quite misleading

When I heard of the new method of uploading my picture, I immediately tried it. What I remember is that I clicked the "Change picture" link that slides up when I hover my account picture, then clicked ...
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Profile image proportions are broken

On some user profiles, e.g. here image proportions are broken: Image on activity tab or on network profile page isn’t distorted: The issue is probably related to the old one: Avatar ...
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Avatars in answer boxes are downscaled incorrectly on Retina displays

I just changed my avatar on SE, and noticed that it's quite blurry in answer boxes: I opened the image in a new tab, and it looked a lot nicer. (It also looks like this on my non-Retina external ...
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Profile picture in iOS app

Recently I changed my profile picture for ruSO account only. I see the changes in iOS app: When I switch to another site, eg MetaSE, I see no changes in app left menu, but old picture in profile: ...
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Gravatar profile image not showing sometimes

It seems that with some profiles the Gravatar image is broken. I am not sure if this is an issue with SE or Gravatar, or both, so posting here. As an example, this user profile shows an error on the ...
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Gravatar HiDPI in Chat

I have been noticing this bug. While the recent update renders all profile pics Retina-ready (HiDPI), the Gravatar-based profiles are still blurry on a Retina Display. Here is a screenshot: Also, if ...
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Feature for crop select of uploaded picture for profile pic

We can now change our profile pic to a picture uploaded from our PC. Thanks for announcing a new way to change your profile picture. This feature is pretty good, but whenever we upload a picture it ...
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I can't add a profile photo

I want to add my photo to my profile page, but I can't see, Please: look at that screenshot After upload the image is complete, but it does not change the image. My image properties Kind: ...
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Resizing user icon on the server side in users page

Today I noticed that a user's page shows a lot of user icons scaled from the very biggest ones. E.g. rene's icon original size is 652'832 bytes, but actually it's scaled from 512 pixels × 512&...
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When changing profile picture, the current picture is loaded via HTTP

When changing profile picture, a request is made to /users/popup/change-picture/<user-id>, which returns HTML displayed in a popup. This HTML contains an <img> tag with an HTTP link, for ...
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Avatar proportions are broken on suggested edits tool page

On suggested edits tool page I found a user avatar whose proportions are broken: In this case original image (not square sized) is scaled to square. Avatar on the user profile page has correct ...
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My chat avatar/username got changed to my global SE network profile's instead of my chosen chat's main profile

I just logged in to my usual chat room and for some reason my avatar and username got changed to that of my other accounts. I only have a special avatar and username on one SE site and that is which I ...
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User profile photo disappears from side menu on iOS app when there is no network

iOS app version 1.6.3 When the side menu is called, the icon of the user is constantly loaded, I would make a check before uploading the user's picture permanently, in the second, when the internet ...
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Can I change my profile photo on the app?

I think the title is self-explanatory. Is there a way to change my profile picture in the way and if there is, how do I do it?
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Being able to change your profile picture and bio from the app

This is probably something that's been asked before, but it'd be a major convenience if a person would be able to change their profile settings like your picture and bio from the app. If you don't ...
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profile picture different on one community

I have the opposite problem of this post: careers.stackoverflow.com profile picture other than the gravatar one for some reason, my askubuntu.com profile picture is my facebook picture, and not my ...
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Android app doesn't like transparent profile images

App version: 1.0.52 My profile image should be But it is displaying with a black background on the app.
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Chat user avatars flickering in the “users in this room” area in Firefox

Other users have reported this happens to them on Firefox too (zoom in if you can't see it at 100%): Roughly every 9 seconds the user avatars "flicker" as if they haven't been fully rendered to the ...
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Change avatar image by clicking on it in user profile

After having read through the meta.SO answer (obtained by going to meta.SO and searching) to how to change my avatar image, I think it would be simpler if in the user profile of any SO network site ...
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Why don't Stack Exchange websites show my profile picture that I have already uploaded?

When setting up my profile, I uploaded my profile picture. After that, I installed the app in my tablet, but when I signed in, I didn't find my profile picture. I tried again to upload another profile ...
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Network Flair uses Stack Overflow profile photo on all sites

I recently changed my profile picture and saved it only to Stack Overflow. I included my flair in my profile page in all SE sites. When I checked my SO profile page, I saw that the flair is using my ...
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What was the old identicon generation algorithm?

About a year ago, in August, I think, there were some changes made to a hashing algorithm(?) covering up some security hole, or what not, and my avatar was changed as a consequence, and I was ...
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Can the Gravatar images be sized to support HDPi displays?

When requesting a Gravatar image that's 32x32 and displaying it inside an <img> tag whose width and height are also set to 32x32, you end up with a blurry image being displayed to users with ...
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Profile picture is no longer greyed out if not on display

I just saw the new Careers profile editor design, and noticed that my Gravatar was no longer greyed out as it was before, since I opted not to display it. So I thought that the image now was perhaps ...
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Checkmark appears in a wrong position in profile pictures

The following screenshot is from gaming site, but the bug appears on all sites. You see the checkmark appearing next to Facebook. The profile picture is not from Facebook but is an Uploaded ...
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Multiple users with the same avatar in the chat?

I see in the chat after a while multiple users with the same avatar. I guess this must be a bug. Also after a refresh I got three same avatars which ended up on differnt SO profiles (1, 2, 3) which ...
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Profile Picture disappears when error

I was trying to change my Display name to some thing new. And I changed twice today but when I try to change the name again the error Message apperas: Oops! There was a problem updating your ...
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bug in user image in chat

In chat certain users image is not showing correctly but when we change 16 to 18 in image src it just works fine please let me know if its dup i tried but couldn't find