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Windows 8 : Sharing and Securing with User Accounts - Creating and Managing User Accounts (part 5) - Changing the account picture

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Changing the account picture

Every user account has an associated picture. The picture is like an icon, giving you a quick visual reference without having to read the name. The picture you choose can be any one of several built-in pictures or it can be a picture of your own choosing.

If you decide to use your own picture, try to avoid using one that comes straight from a digital camera. The file size on such pictures is really too large for a user account picture. Your best bet would be to crop out a section from a photo, and size it to about 100 × 100 pixels. The picture you choose must be a JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, or PNG file type.

To change the picture for a user account, use the new Windows 8 User Settings by displaying the Windows Charm and clicking Settings. Next, click Change PC Settings to display the PC Settings page, which is shown in Figure 10.

FIGURE 10 Changing a user account picture

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Click Personalize and then click the Account Picture link. Figure 11 shows the Account Picture link selected, with the current picture of the selected user showing. Click Browse and then click Files to select the area on your computer to locate a new picture. For example, click Files and then Pictures to display your Pictures folder. Click the picture you want to use and then click Choose Image.

FIGURE 11 You select Account Pictures from the Personalize screen.

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You also can use an attached webcam to snap a picture or a five-second video to use as an account picture. To do this, you must have a webcam connected to your computer. Next, click Webcam and do one of the following:

  • To snap a still picture, click the screen. Use the cropping and resizing tools to select the portion of the picture to use. Click OK to save that picture as your new account picture.
  • To take a five-second video, click Video Mode and click the screen to start the video. Click the screen again to stop the video and to review the video. Click Retake if you are not satisfied with the video. Click OK when you want to keep the video and to set it as your account picture.

The picture or video you selected replaces the original picture.

 
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