Uploading a Photo and Choosing an Avatar

Document created by jive-admin on Sep 17, 2014Last modified by Deirdre Yee on Oct 28, 2014
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Update!  Jeremy Frank has gone even further into this topic - complete with tips from his experience adding his epic fishing shots! See his extention (and trout!) here: How to upload profile pictures to the ServiceMax Community

 

Your photo is a great way for people to “meet” and recognize you in person. You can upload up to ten (default; max 50) photos that people can see when they visit your profile. Your avatar lets community members quickly associate your comments and status updates with a simple visual cue.

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                                     I am my avatar - is that weird?

 

To upload a photo and set your avatar:

  1. Click the drop down next to your name or avatar.
  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. If your community allows uploaded avatars, you can 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. If you can upload your own custom avatars, click the Add another avatar link and find the file you wish to use and click the Upload and Continue button.
  11. 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.
  12. Optionally, you can choose an avatar from the gallery of available images, including ones you have uploaded.
  13. Click Finished to set your photos and avatar and return to your profile page.

 

Have you uploaded your avatar?  Your profile photo? A few other ones to show us what you like to do and a bit about who you are?  There just might be some community points to motivate you to get your pictures up there!

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