User Account Photo Locations?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Corley989, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Corley989 macrumors newbie

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    I just bought my mac and I have been googling and thread searching my heart out as best I know how and I can't seem to find and answer to this anywhere.

    When you boot your Mac for the first time, OS X gives you the option of taking a picture for your account photo with your webcam. I am looking for the location of that file. I want to make it my profile picture on Facebook.

    I am running 10.6.4 on a 6,2 Macbook Pro.

    If anyone know the answer to this: Many internets unto you.
     
  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Look in ~/Library/Images/iChat Recent Pictures, where ~ is your Home folder.
     
  3. Corley989 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks man! Right where you said it would be:)
     
  4. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    You're welcome.
     
  5. nelson.zhu macrumors newbie

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    dscl . -read /Users/short_username JPEGPhoto | tail -1 | xxd -r -p > accountiamge.jpg
     
  6. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Very interesting. So there's actually a hex encoding of the image stored in the system, which can be converted into a actual jpeg binary file.

    Thanks.
     

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