*For Xubuntu 14.04 : The image must be as high as wide : 200x200 for ex.
Open Terminal (CTRL-ATL-T) and copy it to ~/.face
Reboot to see if all is OK ?
For Xubuntu versions before 11.10
Create a 96x96 jpg (JPEG) and renamed it as
For Xubuntu versions 11.10 and above
Create a 96x72 png (PNG) and renamed it as
Log-out to see your masterpiece.
1. Using GIMP
The in-built image editor in Xubuntu is Gimp.
Load the image in Gimp and crop the image to approximately 96x96 or 96x72 pixels depending upon your xubuntu version as described above.
Then fine-tune your image via Image - Scale Image...
Break the scale link as shown and enter the pixel size
96 x 96 or
96 x 72 as appropriate. Complete the scale by clicking the Scale button
Save the file. If necessary save the file type when saving (jpg or png).
2. Using Imagemagick
imagemagick comes with several command line image manipulation programs but the one we need to resize the image is named
convert original.jpg -resize 96x96 ~/.face
This will create a copy of
.face, with a resolution of
96x96 and place it in your home directory.