How do you change the user picture on the login screen?

Iberê Fernandes ibere.fernandes at
Wed Nov 13 18:09:43 UTC 2013

2013/11/13 Federico Leoni <effelle at>:
> Gentlemen,
> as far as I understand Aere is asking for a way to change the USER
> IMAGE, not the wallpaper...
> To change the user picture you need to create a file called
> .face
> in jpg format and without any extension then put it on your home
> folder. The image need to be a square one (I use 400x400 pixel). Don't
> forget the dot.
> Png format doesn't work on LightDM but works for GDM. Tested on both
> 13.04 and 13.10. Don't know if there is a gui for this, normally the
> file isn't present on Lubuntu home folder.
> F.
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Sorry for the misunderstanding then.


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