Setting-up Your Profile Picture
Setting up your profile picture is a breeze, you need two things:
- Your picture perfect mug-shot
- Gravatar account
For members who currently don't have a Gravatar account and doesn't know what they do. Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar. You upload it and create your profile just once, and then when you participate in any Gravatar-enabled site, your Gravatar image will automatically follow you there.
The service is free and you can sign-up here.
Alright so we're done with the introduction and I'm sure you already have set up an account with Gravatar, now let's move forward in setting up your first ever profile picture!
But first a few guidelines for your Avatar:
- Whole head should be visible, no cropping of the head
- Head should be centered
- High-resolution picture preferred
- Slightly increase the contrast of your image
Log in to your account and select My Gravatar then on the bottom part select Add a new image.
It will give you 4 choices on how you wish to upload your picture. For now, let's select Upload new.
Select the picture that you would like to upload and keep in mind the 1MB file size limit, hit Next once you're done.
On this page, you can crop the picture to your liking (get that photobomber out of the frame). Select Crop Image once finished.
Now you get to rate your profile picture (not from 1-10, 10 being immaculately beautiful) select Set Rating once satisfied.
Now we're back on the main page but this time the picture we uploaded is below ready to be used as our profile picture. Just click on the image.
Select confirm then you are all set!
If you already have an account with Gravatar then all you have to do is to link the email to your Lifehack account. We will automatically grab the profile picture from the email associated with your Gravatar account.
Q. How do I link my Gravatar account to Lifehack.
A. I knew someone will ask this, here's how:
- Log in to your account then go to My Profile, select "change email" and type in the email you used with Gravatar then hit Save My Profile. Your profile picture will appear in about a week, I mean right away. :)
Q. My profile picture did not appear on my Lifehack account.
A. Make sure to use the email associated with your Gravatar account, you may check the answer above for instructions on how to link your email.
Q. I've encountered an error message as soon as I hit the confirm button when I uploaded my picture.
A. Just hit refresh and try to do the process again, the site usually times out after several minutes of inactivity.
Q. I accidentally deleted my profile picture in Gravatar, what do I do?
A. Just follow this breadcrumb: My Gravatars > Add a new image > Past Uploads
Q. Do we have to use Gravatar? Are there other ways of uploading our picture without using it?
A. We are open to giving our members flexibility in ways on how to upload their picture however as of the moment Gravatar is the only choice.