Your profile picture helps identify you across GitHub: in pull requests, comments, contributions pages, and graphs. You can choose to have a profile picture that represents you, your likeness, or your spirit animal.
When you sign up for an account, GitHub provides you with a randomly generated "identicon" that looks something like this:
Your identicon is generated from a hash of your GitHub user ID, so there's no way to control its color or pattern.
As you become more of a GitHub pro, you may want to associate your good work with an identifiable picture.
- Go to your profile page.
- Under Profile Picture, you can either drag-and-drop your image from a local folder, or click Upload new picture to upload a new photo manually.
- Crop your picture. When you're done, click Set new profile picture.
Tip: Your profile picture should be a PNG, JPG, or GIF file under 1 MB in size. For the best quality rendering, we recommend keeping the image at about 500 by 500 pixels.