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Is there a way for a user with administrative privileges to change another user's "About Me" photo?

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This can be done by replacing the .face file located in the user's home directory with a new photo. For example, to change the photo for user bob:

sudo cp new_photo.jpg /home/bob/.face 
sudo chmod 0644 /home/bob/.face 
sudo chown bob /home/bob/.face

NOTE: Not all image formats will work, so stick to PNG and JPEG.

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