You can configure the avatar settings for the community and manage the avatars that are available to your users by default. This article provides information regarding managing avatars.
Avatars are a way for people to make their participation in the community more personal. An avatar is an image that represents a person in the community. A person's avatar is displayed when they contribute. You can turn avatars in your community on or off, specify the limits for displayed avatars, let the users upload their avatars, and manage the gallery of the avatars.
Managing Default Avatars in the Gallery
The application includes an avatar gallery of images. By default, the avatars are available for the registered users of your community. You can add new images to the gallery and delete obsolete images.
With avatars enabled, users see a Change photo & avatar link in the Actions list of their profile page. Depending on how you've set up the feature, users can select from the set of avatar images or upload their own.
Supporting User-Uploaded Avatars
For the users to personalize their profiles, you can enable avatars and let the users upload their avatars. Users can select one of the default images or upload new images, such as their photos.
Moderating User-Uploaded Avatars
You can have every user-uploaded avatar image added to a moderation queue for approval by checking Moderate uploaded user avatars. For more information, see Setting up User-Uploaded Avatar Moderation.
You can set the maximum height or width that uploaded avatars should be. The default size is 400 by 400 pixels. Additionally, you can enable auto-resizing of uploaded avatars to make it easier for people to upload the images they want to use.