Changing Profile Picture to a Non-default

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SeanKH19, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. SeanKH19
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    Hi

    I have the latest version of Snow Leopard and I want to change my profile picture to a file downloaded from the internet. When I click my profile picture in System Preferences > Users & Groups there used to be an "edit picture" button that isn't there anymore. Does anyone know how to get around this? Thanks.
     
  2. dan1eln1el5en
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    not sitting at my computer now, but isn't there a plus '+' sign ?
     
  3. Elbert C
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    Click on your profile icon in System Preferences > Accounts > Edit Picture... > locate the picture you want to use or just choose one of the Apple supplied pictures.
     
  4. Communicator, Jun 17, 2013
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    Communicator
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    To change your Profile Picture

    From the Desktop:
    choose GO,
    then Computer,
    then Macintosh HD,
    then Library,
    then User Picture.
    Create a new folder with any name you want and drag your new profile picture into the folder and exit out.
    Then choose you new profile picture via System Preferences / Users and Groups.
    The new profile picture will appear as one of the Default Pics.

    This certainly works on Mountain Lion.
    Hope it helps you.

    Communicator
     
  5. SeanKH19
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    The only + sign anywhere in the Users & Groups menu is for adding a new user. When I click on the profile picture the only options it gives me are "Defaults" "Recents" and "Camera." Nowhere in there is an option to add or edit a picture.
    Really frustrating.
     
  6. Elbert C
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    I get those options with my Mac mini running OS X 10.8.4 but, with my MBP running OS X 10.6.8 I get the Edit Picture... option with the list of default photos that I can use. Are you sure your Mac is running OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard?
     
  7. dan1eln1el5en
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    I see...

    well, just drag and drop an image in the square box.

    or pick from faces in iPhoto
     
  8. SeanKH19
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    That did it. The problem turned out to be the file format of the image I was trying to use!
     

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