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This is my first instructable!

This will show you how to change your profile image.

The Extra Steps Idea By gmjhowe
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Step 1: Open your Instructables Page

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Do this by clicking on your username on the top right of the page.
you will enter your page.

Step 2: Open the settings page

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On the left hand side of the page you visited on step one(your page)There will be a box with your "icon",next to the icon there will be three options:
2.View Persona
3.Modify Settings

Click on "Modify Settings".
A few links will appear:
1.Update Persona
2.Change Image
3.Change Email
4.Email Alerts
5.Change License
6.Manage Library
7.Change Password
8.Private RSS Feeds

click on "change image".

Step 3: Final Step.Changing The icon

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At the bottom of the page,upload an image.
Once it has finished uploadng,on top of the upload box,click "add".
Once you have done that.Click "update images".

Step 4: Enjoy!

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Enjoy Your Newly "iconed" Profile!

Please Excuse my Spelling!I Blame my keyboard!

Step 5: Extra.Picking a good icon.

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Tips for picking a good icon.

Tip No.1-no copyrighted icons
Tip No.2-Pick something which suits your style
Tip No.3-Picking pictures of your "creations"Is more fun!
Tip No.4-Using icons that you have designed yorself is Even more fun and creative!

Step 6: Extra.Finding Icons

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Usually A simple Search will get good results.
Try drawing your own,or edting some.That way you can be sure no one else has one just like yours!
Overcon1 year ago

Mines not working. I can upload the image, but once that is done I get no further prompts to do anything. I can click the Upload from Flicker, I can't even click on my Library.

Does this require a Pro account to occomplish?

Nvm i figured it out as you can see
All that is on the top of my screen is the word you And when I click on it it says drafts inbox and favorites and when i click on anything it just closes the box
J Moneyman6 years ago
thanx so much. that was so simple. i feel so stupid. i don't know what id do without this instructable!
csmiler (author)  J Moneyman6 years ago
Ur welcome!Thanks.
eljamo6 years ago
this dosnt work for me, the update image thing is in black and i cant click it
csmiler (author)  eljamo6 years ago
I checked it out and it seems the same for me...must be a prob with the site...
coolkid1096 years ago
Ya I did it thanks for helping n00bs like me lol
csmiler (author)  coolkid1096 years ago
You are welcome!
robomaniac6 years ago
hello, You could add print screen to ease understanding for lazy people like me. Keep it up! Jerome
csmiler (author)  robomaniac6 years ago
Thanks.Will do it as soon as im done with my exams.
turtleshane6 years ago
good instructable just one thing in step three say the update image on the bottom of the screen to help out just a little more other wise great very helpful.
gmjhowe6 years ago
Good, nice and easy for people not sure what there doing - I would suggest adding a couple of sections about picking a profile pic, and what looks good, and what doesnt, also maybe using something like paint to alter the size etc.
csmiler (author)  gmjhowe6 years ago
Thanks For the Tips!this was done in a hurry and it is my first instructable!will add to it soon. Thanks!
gmjhowe csmiler6 years ago
Good job, an excellent first -ible, and that 'take it on board' attitude will get you far on this website, as well as making many friends. I look forward to seeing you around! Be sure to get involved with the community side of this site also!
csmiler (author)  gmjhowe6 years ago
Thanks! You can now consider me your biggest fan!That was the best thing anyone has wished me! Thank You!
gmjhowe csmiler6 years ago
Less of a wish, more of a prayer, but yeah all the best!
csmiler (author)  gmjhowe6 years ago