Uploading a Profile Picture & Choosing an Avatar

Document created by hausmus Employee on Mar 9, 2016
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Your photo is a great way for people to “meet” and recognize you in person. You can upload up to five photos that people can see when they visit your profile. While, your avatar lets community members quickly associate your comments and status updates with a simple visual cue.


To upload a profile photo and set your avatar:

  1. Click the drop down next to your name or avatar in the upper right corner.
  2. Choose the Edit Profile link under Personal.
  3. To add a photo, click the Add photo link at the bottom of the first box under the Profile Photos heading on the left.
  4. Browse to a photo on your computer that you’d like to upload.
  5. Click the Upload & Continue button.
  6. If you’d like to crop your photo, drag the handles to select the portion of the photo you want to show, then drag the box to position your selection. Click the Crop Photo button.
  7. At this time, you can also update your avatar with this photo by clicking the Yes link in the Update Avatar section and choosing a square of the photo to use as your avatar.
  8. Click Finish. Your photo now appears in your photos and in the avatar section below.
  9. The top left photo is your primary photo.  Drag a photo from one of the other boxes to make that photo your primary photo.
  10. Click Finished to set your profile picture and avatar and return to your profile page. 



Separately, under the Avatar heading on the Edit Profile link under Personal, you can select a new avatar from the available options or upload a new avatar.


To only update your avatar:

  1. Click the Add another avatar link and find the file you wish to use and click the Upload and Continue button. 
  2. Crop the file and click the Crop Image button.  This will add the new avatar to your list of custom avatars and automatically set it to your current avatar.
  3. Click Finished to set your new avatar and return to your profile page.


To select an available or a previously uploaded avatar as your new avatar:

  1. Choose an avatar from the gallery of available images, including ones you have uploaded.
  2. Click Finished to set your new avatar and return to your profile page.