Replacing Your Profile Picture on the Cr-48

Posted on 10. Dec, 2010 by in Chrome OS, Tutorials


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Part of the profile setup process when you first use the Cr-48 is that you take a picture for your login profile. During the Chrome event this past week, VP of Product Management Sundar Pichai said many people didn’t like the process of doing this, and one of our readers has let us know that you can put your own profile picture in place if you don’t like your own or that shadowy default avatar.

Install Picnik

The first thing you need to do is install Picnik. It’s an image editing webapp that from a company by the same name Google bought earlier this year. You can get the app here.

Grab Yourself a Picture, Put it on USB

You’ll need to take your ideal profile pic and put it on a USB drive. Plug the drive into your Cr-48, and then load up Picnik.


Using Picnik

Once inside Picnik, click on the “Upload a photo” button.

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You should see your thumb drive listed in the panel that pops up. Edit the photo any way you want, then hit “Save and Share”, a tab on the right.

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In the Format section, select PNG.

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Hit “Save”.

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In the panel that appears, you will be saving this file to a location. In order to replace the current profile picture, head to the chronos folder.

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Find your account name that you signed in with that is a PNG file. Click on it and hit OK, then confirm the replace. Log off.

Here is what it might look like.
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  4. Edgar

    11. Dec, 2010

    I never took a picture what does the file name look like for your username? say if my username was temp@gmail.com what would the png filename look like?

  5. Daniel Cawrey

    11. Dec, 2010

    It should look like temp@gmail.com.png. If you didn’t take a picture, there should be a placeholder png there perhaps?

  6. Edgar

    11. Dec, 2010

    nope i guess i does not work if you skip the picture taking part , there is no png in the chronos folder and when i put in the png with my email address it did not work after serveral reboots and log offs

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    12. Dec, 2010

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  11. Anonymous

    22. Dec, 2010

    Has anyone figured out what to do if you did not take a picture the first time? is there a placeholder to replace?

  12. Jason Ryberg

    23. Dec, 2010

    Original author here:

    If you skip taking the picture, this process will not work. Even if you create the png file with you email address as the file name, Chrome OS will not recognize the new profile picture.

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  17. Scott

    03. Feb, 2011

    What should the dimensions of the image be?

  18. Justin

    01. Mar, 2011

    The link below points to another post about how to reset your profile. Just switch to developer mode and switch back and it will require you to reset-up your profile. You can then follow the steps above to change the picture.
    http://www.thechromesource.com/forum/cr-48/141-profile-pic.html

    @Scott The dimensions are 256×256

  19. Daniel Cawrey

    01. Mar, 2011

    Thanks Justin!

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    04. Apr, 2011

    Nice try!
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  21. Ben

    28. Apr, 2011

    It’s in the settings now. :)

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