Step 1: Make sure you are logged in

Check the blue user widget on the right hand sidebar. If it shows your name, then you're good to go. If it shows an e-mail and password field, fill that in first and click 'Login.'

Step 2: Go to your Profile Settings page

Prepare an image that you want to be your avatar picture. We will take any square JPEG file, preferably at least 80x80 pixels. When you are ready, click the 'Choose File' button and pick the image you prepared earlier. The browser will upload the file and we will process it. When we are done processing it, the avatar image will be updated to the image you just uploaded.

Step 3: Pick the image you like

If you are adventurous, you can get to the page from your User profile page and click on 'Change picture' link below your current avatar. It is at

Step 4: Confirm the changes are made

If you like the look of your new avatar, click the 'Save changes' button at the end of the page. This will save any other update on the page as well. Alternative you can click 'No' and repeat the uploading process with a different image.

Before avatar change
After avatar change

Any questions?

Question 1: What happens to Gravatar?

If you have not set up an avatar with us and have a Gravatar account, we will show your Gravatar.

Question 2: What if I want to remove my avatar on dpreview?

Go to your Profile Settings page (Step 2), click the 'Remove your current avatar' link. If you have a Gravatar account, you will also need to remove the avatar associated with your log in e-mail address with us. Otherwise, we will display that avatar.

Any more questions?

If you have more questions, please send us a feedback.