Set Your Profile Picture

Your profile picture is used as the icon for your personal space, to represent you in the People Directory, and to illustrate your comments. It also appears in various other places next to your name, such as in the list of recent updates on the dashboard.

When you upload your profile picture, you can resize and reposition it to make sure it looks great.

Upload and adjust your profile picture:

  1. Choose your profile picture at top right of the screen, then choose Profile

  2. Choose Picture on the left
  3. Choose Upload image Upload an image
  4. Locate and select the picture on your computer or file server
  5. Adjust the size and position of your photo, then choose Save

Screenshot: Choosing a profile picture

Screenshot: Resize your profile picture

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20 Archived comments

  1. User avatar

    E Nielsen

    I just noticed that my profile picture is not viewable by anonymous users - but only if I use an uploaded picture. I can't find any permissions that control this - any ideas? I've tried with two different uploaded pictures.

    07 Aug 2009
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    E Nielsen

    OK, I figured it out. The permissions for this picture are controlled by the "View Global Permissions" admin page. One must turn on the *View User Profiles* permission for *anonymous* users in order for people to be able to see the picture. I guess this is because the picture to be used is set in one's profile - but the inconsistency is that this is only required for uploaded pictures, not the default icons provided by Atlassian. For the second I have made profiles public as they haven't really been used, but I think the user's profile picture should always be publicly available, or at least an option as it is shown on the on the user's personal space page.

    07 Aug 2009
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    Yoni Barkan

    Does anyone have a problem uploading .PNG files? They should be transparent but the background is black once they are uploaded.



    08 Sep 2009
    1. User avatar

      Zed Yap [Atlassian]

      Hi Yoni,

      I believe that this issue is related to this bug report:

      Please add your comments to the discussion and add yourself as a watcher for future updates. Also, please bear in mind the following document on how we schedule features for inclusion in our products: How we approach fixing bugs.

      Hope that helps.
      Best rgds

      10 Sep 2009
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        Over a year later and transparency is still an issue.  Simply not preserved when uploading png or gif images, unless fixed in 3.4.

        28 Oct 2010
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    Is there a way to add pictures to the default set of icons? I have had a number of African American women users express that they feel left out of the default set of icons. This is not the best way to start out a new users experience (it is not as welcoming as it could be. This could be solved by adding their own picture, but ideally attlassian would address this issue and add more multi-cultural icons to their default set.

    27 Oct 2010
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    Mark Gibaud

    Is there any way we can hack it so that profile pictures are resized to a bigger size? We are custom-cssing the profile pics to be bigger but because they are shrunk at upload time they don't look so good.

    05 May 2011
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    Sarah Day

    Could I integrate a Gravatar plugin with Confluence like I can with Bamboo?

    23 May 2011
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      Alexander Sideropoulos

      Lack of integration with Gravatar is a bit shocking. A plugin would be nice, for sure. I wonder how hard that would be to write...


      16 Aug 2013
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    Hi all,

    is it possible to add profile pictures for every confluence user as the confluence admin. Not every user of our confluence system added their own picture, so i want to add the pictures for every user.

    27 Dec 2011
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      Michael Kornatzki

      I need this functionality also.

      I hope Andy can make his SU-Plugin ( compatible with Confluence 4.1 then it is possible.

      30 Mar 2012
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      Did you find a way, as an admin, to upload photos for users?

      20 Jul 2012
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    John Rehill

    Just wondering as with the above comments, any way to upload another users picture as admin? Or alternatively, we add the user's ID photo to their AD account, since confluence can read AD can it also be made to read the photo attribute?

    14 Dec 2012
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      Davin Studer

      Small disclaimer: This works great on my setup. I have not tested it outside of my setup. It should work just fine as I am using the standard API's that come with Confluence, but it is an open source project and I'm not getting paid for it, so I haven't done extensive testing in all scenarios.

      That said, here is a utility I created to upload user photos in batch. You can get the source here ...

      The compiled binary is here...

      Basically you supply the program with a folder where the user photos are. It will pull in all the .jpg,.jpeg, .tif, .tiff, .png, and .bmp files in the folder. The photos must be in this format username.png, username.jpg, etc. Since Confluence profile photos are 48x48 and most photos are not square it will do face detection and then crop the photo unless you specify otherwise(via a checkbox). It has a form mode (just click on the executable) and a headless mode (supply the command line arg /headless) for automating the process. Hope this helps you out.

      14 Sep 2013
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    The Save button does not display to save the photo.

    25 Nov 2013
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    Hans-Peter Geier

    the screenshot (Ewan User) appears to be taken from Confluence 4.x.

    In Confluence 5 (5.4), the dialog looks different. Especially, I cannot find the feature anymore to select an avatar.

    All I can do is upload a picture and trim it, but no selection of avatars anymore. Has this feature been removed?
    ( I remember the enthusiastic speech in a 4.x release note which has increased the number of avatars provided with the installation.)


    If my assumption is correct and I didn't miss anything, the text "Or select one of the default icons provided." would be obsolete on this page as well.

    02 May 2014
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      Rachel Robins [Atlassian Tech Writer]

      Hi Hans-Peter, the profile picture interface has changed slightly between Confluence 5.0 and 5.5 - but the ability to choose an avatar or upload a picture has not changed.  I've updated the screenshot above for Confluence 5.5.  If you're not seeing the avatars in 5.4 something is not right and you should contact support for assistance.   

      16 May 2014
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    Andrew Drury

    Hi - I can't get our Confluence Cloud to upload a picture, either by dragging and dropping or by trying to upload the file.


    Any advice, please?

    11 Mar 2015
    1. User avatar

      Rachel Robins [Atlassian Tech Writer]

      Hi Andrew,  are you trying to upload a profile picture or can you not upload any pictures to pages in Confluence? 

      Your administrator can turn off permission for uploading profile pictures (in the global permissions) so that might be something to check. 

      Otherwise, I'd recommend contacting support directly as something is definitely not right in your instance. 


      11 Mar 2015
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    Stacia Parfionov

    Rachel Robins [Atlassian Tech Writer] - We've had the same issue with our Confluence installation. We're currently running Confluence 5.5.6 on a RedHat Linux box.  The only browser technically supported by our Ops team is IE 10, so that's what most folks are using, and that's the only browser where we've seen this issue.  (Some of us are fortunate enough to be admins for our machines and have installed FireFox and Chrome, where this isn't an issue.)


    Has anyone else opened a ticket for this issue? (Is there one I can follow?)

    20 May 2015
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