Log-in Picture - Can it be changed?

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Tony Sperling, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. Earlier, some of us had trouble with Avast and shuting down the machine -
    not using the Welcome screen, and various other incantations helped
    somewhat. All that was then taken care of and now I have a new machine and I
    have started using the Welcome log-in facility for the first time, but the
    images disturb me. Can they be changed for a photo? Where do I put it, and
    will it have to have a certain name and size?

    Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Nov 21, 2006
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  2. Tony Sperling

    Guest Guest

    Hi Tony,

    The log in images are located in:-
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\User Account

    I have saved an image (as a .bmp file) - I first reduced it to 48 px by 48px
    and that seems to work without a problem.
    Guest, Nov 21, 2006
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  3. Tony Sperling

    Guest Guest


    Sorry that should have been:-
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\User Account
    Pictures\Default Pictures

    Missed out the Default Pictures folder.

    I saved mine as my_image.bmp - but I see some of the sample images also
    contain spaces and are more than the traditional 8.3 naming convention - so I
    guess you can name them anything within reason.
    Guest, Nov 21, 2006
  4. Thank you, Carol - See if I can find something perverse enough in my album.
    Perhaps I can scan my passport, that is really freaky - very usefull, if
    you've got time to burn in airports.

    (Frogs and Flowers and Puppys just don't fit my requirements.)

    Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Nov 21, 2006
  5. Yes - This works fine!

    It doesn't seem to care about the pixel size, but it needs to be a square
    format or it won't scale properly. I had to rename the ..\User Account
    Pictures\'Administrator.bmp' and put my own creation in it's place.

    Thanks, again!

    Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Nov 21, 2006
  6. If you go to your user account in Control Panel - User Accounts you have an
    option to change your picture and can browse for any picture in bmp, gif,
    jpg or png format.

    If the picture you want to use is in some other format you just have to
    convert it to one of the acceptable formats with an image editor before
    Dominic Payer, Nov 21, 2006
  7. Yes, I was looking through there expecting something like that - apparently,
    I must have been on the Win2K machine while doing it. I am used to having
    things separated, but I sometimes end up being confused. (Sad, but true!)

    Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Nov 21, 2006
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