Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 5:18 PM (in response to iH85CH001)
(except it is not "User", the folder was "User Pictures".
That's what the path I posted points to. The \ was not a typo.
That was an escape sequence to insert a space between User and Pictures. Spaces aren't allowed in paths in unix. You have to escape a space with backslash-space: "\ "
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2013 6:52 PM (in response to Apple4Ever556)
I found the original, uncropped profile picture under Macintosh HD/Users/<myusername>/Library/Containers/com.apple.ImageKit.RecentPictureServic e/Data/Library/Images/Recent Pictures
That was after viewing it in Users and Groups, though.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2013 9:39 PM (in response to mspritch)
thank you, mspritch.. that did it for me. that's exactly where the pictures are. maybe the specific OS (mine being ML) has something to do with it(?) because none of the other methods worked for me, in this thread.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 5, 2013 12:13 PM (in response to Sameeh Harfoush)
SAMEEH you are awesome! I spent 20 minutes working through the three pages of suggestions and I found yours on the last page. It took me less than one minute using your brilliant idea.
So, for OSX users trying to change their profile, contact, message picture here are the steps.
Open Finder and locate your dersired picture
Click on Contacts (yours will show up first) Click Recents on the left.
Double click your photo.
Grab your desired photo and drag it into the box. There is room for 16 photos.
Confirm you choice and now all instances of your old photo will be replace with your new one .
Thanks again Sameeh!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2013 11:44 PM (in response to Apple4Ever556)
At my Mac (10.8.5) the sample user inages are located at ~/Library/User Pictures.
They are saved there in a high resolution.
You can copy them from there whereever you want.