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

Aere Greenway Aere at
Wed Nov 13 20:06:47 UTC 2013

On 11/13/2013 10:47 AM, Federico Leoni wrote:
> 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.

Thank you very much for the information.

I followed your instructions, and now on my sign-in screen, my 
star-fleet picture (yes, I'm a trekkie) appears next to my user-ID 
rather than a rather crude robot (not that I have anything against 
robots - it's just not how I see myself).


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