Uploading Your Profile Picture

Profile pictures are small pictures of yourself that are displayed on your user profile.


  1. Step 1

    Find a photo you would like to use. You will probably have to crop (resize) it using your computer's photo editing software.

    The maximum allowable size of your custom image is 320 by 240 pixels or 64.0 KB (whichever is smaller). You will want to save it as a JPG/JPEG file, and your image resolution should be 72 pixels/inch.

  2. Step 2

    Click on Welcome, Username on the top right of the screen.

    You have to be logged in to see the site greet you like this.

  3. Step 3

    You are now in your User Control Panel. Click on Edit Profile Picture (left-hand side).

    Scroll down and click Edit Profile Picture.

  4. Step 4

    If you want to use a picture from your computer, click on Browse.

  5. Safari users, click Choose File.

  6. Step 5

    Click Save Changes and your Profile Picture will appear in your SCS Profile. You're done!

    Follow these same steps if you want to change your current Profile Pic.

    Note: When you make changes to your Profile (or changes to your Gallery uploads, for that matter), it takes the site a bit of time to "index" the changes. It's like to when you return a book to the library; it takes a bit of time for it to go back onto the shelf.

  7. Step 6

    Whether you're browsing the Gallery or the Forums, you can view someone's Public Profile when you click on their name, then View Public Profile.

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I uploaded my pic for my profile but it doesnt appear on my uploads.  Can you help?? Also, how do I create a signature?

phutson  |  Wed Aug 12, 2009 at 5:55 AM

I’m having the same problem as Phutson.  I can’t seem to get my profile picture to upload. I too would appreciate your help.

Joan  |  Tue Sep 22, 2009 at 5:57 PM

I have uploaded my photo, but it doesn’t show on any of my posts

Jennifer  |  Thu Oct 15, 2009 at 11:31 AM

I have uploaded my photo which seems to be within the pixels and resolution limits but it does not appear on my posts.

Bridget Finlay  |  Fri Oct 30, 2009 at 5:47 AM

I’ve uploaded a picture of myself on my profile page but my picture is not showing up when I click on a card in my gallery. Can you help me fix this?

Kerry Piader (kerry2 on SCS)  |  Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 10:04 AM

A profile picture (thatís the big picture of the two kids up above in this tutorial) will show on your profile page. The picture that would show up under your card in the gallery is called an avatar, and you can find info on those here:

Hope that helps!

jenn  |  Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 10:10 AM

Cannot get my picture to show at all.  How do I fix this?  it is in my profile.  I have re-uploaded it, etc. etc. but nothing works!Perhaps simplifying this process would make it easier, as I see others have this problem too. Would you please give me step by step instructions.  Thank you.

Vicki  |  Fri Feb 5, 2010 at 11:11 AM

I can not get my picture to load. Please help! TIA

Joni  |  Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 10:22 AM

I’m having the same problem uploading a picture in my profile. I’ve done exactly what it says to do. Nothing seems to work.

karen parker  |  Sat Apr 3, 2010 at 9:27 PM

I’m having picture problems too.  I uploaded my avatar and my profile pic, but they are not showing up in posts.  Can you please advise?
Thank you.

Debbie Cipolla  |  Tue May 11, 2010 at 7:48 PM

When I try to upload a photo, as soon as I click on “save changes”, I get the message, “upload of file failed”. I’ve checked the size of the photos I’ve tried and both are less than 5 KB.

shelby  |  Thu May 27, 2010 at 11:49 AM

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