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How to Change Your User Icon

How to Change Your User Icon

Posted October 7, 2007 at 12:48am by iClarified · 39510 views
Your user account bears an image icon that appears when you log in, (if your Mac isn't set to automatically log you in), as your default icon in iChat, and in your Address Book card. When you first set up your Mac, you had the opportunity to select a picture to use as your icon. If you're looking for a change, here's how to select a different image.

Step One
Make sure that you're logged in to the user account whose picture you want to change. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences...
How to Change Your User Icon

Step Two
Select Accounts.
How to Change Your User Icon

Step Three
Move your mouse cursor over the account picture and click. From the popup menu that appears select Edit Picture.
How to Change Your User Icon
How to Change Your User Icon

Step Four
Drag any image file from your Desktop or a Finder window onto the resulting Images window.
How to Change Your User Icon

Step Five
Use the slider at the bottom of the window to zoom in to your picture. You can also drag the image around in the window to adjust the framing.
How to Change Your User Icon

Step Six
When satisfied, click Set to make the change.
How to Change Your User Icon
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Samuel
Samuel - January 21, 2013 at 10:45pm
I knew this... but for some reason, the default images do not show up. I want to pick one of these, but they do not show up at all. I don't know why.
Wee
Wee - May 12, 2009 at 9:05pm
Great. This was very helpful.
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