Documentation for JIRA 4.4. Documentation for other versions of JIRA is available too.

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A user avatar is used as the icon for your profile to illustrate your comments on an issue and your Hover Profile.

On this page:

Choosing a User Avatar

To choose your user avatar:

  1. Click your user name at the top-right of the page to open your User Profile at the Summary tab page.
  2. In the Details section, click the add user avatar icon (or its adjacent edit icon). The Choose an Avatar dialog box opens.
    (info) If you have already added a user avatar to your JIRA profile, that avatar will appear in place of the add user avatar icon above.


    Screenshot: Choose an Avatar Dialog Box
  3. On the left of the dialog box, choose one of the following categories from which to select your user avatar:
    • All — Shows all built-in and custom user avatars.
    • Built-in — Shows only the user avatars which are pre-packaged with JIRA.
    • Custom — Shows only the custom user avatars which you have uploaded (see below).
  4. Click a user avatar on the right of the dialog box to select it.

Uploading a Custom Avatar

To create a 'custom' user avatar from an image file:

  1. Click your user name at the top-right of the page to open your User Profile at the Summary tab page.
  2. In the Details section, click the add user avatar icon (or its adjacent edit icon). The Choose an Avatar dialog box opens (see screenshot above).
    (info) If you have already added a user avatar to your JIRA profile, that avatar will appear in place of the add user avatar icon above.
  3. Click the 'Browse' button and in the resulting dialog box, browse for and choose an image file.
  4. Click and drag the centre of the superimposed square to select the centre of the new image.
    (info) If desired, drag the corners of the square to re-size the area for your new image.

    Screenshot: Centring and Re-sizing your Custom User Avatar
  5. Click the 'Choose Avatar' button to create the custom user avatar.
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    • The image from your selected area will be cropped, re-sized to 48x48 pixels and saved.
    • A separate 16x16 pixel version of your custom user avatar will be generated for use in comments.
    • Custom user avatars can only be selected by the user who uploaded them.
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