Is your Xbox GamerPic lacking in spice? You can create and add a new one; Here is what you need to know. So you have an Xbox Live profile, but you don’t want to use any of those generic profile pictures. You need a custom Xbox GamerPic, but how do you go about making one?
We’ve got the info you need, so read on to learn how to design your own custom GamerPic.
Create Your Personal GamerPic
The first thing you need is image editing software. If you already have software like Photoshop, you can use it. If you don’t have any image editing software, check out our list of free and easy-to-use image editing software and pick your favorite. For demonstration purposes, we will be using Paint.net.
Once your software is downloaded, you will also need an image to use. You can use a picture of yourself or a random photo, you can even start from scratch. the choice is yours. The first thing you’ll want to do is create a 1080×1080 image in your software of choice, as these are the minimum dimensions required for Xbox GamerPic.
Exporting Your Gamerpic for Xbox Live
Once you have selected or created the image you want to use, copy and paste it into the 1080×1080 image you created in the previous step. You now have a reasonably sized image, congratulations. However, this is only half the battle. Now we need to export it to the maximum format and size that Xbox Live can handle.
Xbox doesn’t describe its file size requirements anywhere online, but to be sure, it’s best to stick with a limit of less than 600KB. That means it’ll be easier to download, and you also have to remember that people rarely, if ever, visit it for a closer look, so there’s not much to do with very large files.
We recommend that you export your image in jpg/jpeg format. In most image editing software, this type of export gives you more control over the file size, thanks to the format’s adjustable compression. When saving in JPEG format, you should see a slider and an estimate of the file size in most software. Simply adjust the slider down until the file size is 600KB or less and save your image.
Update Your GamerPic on Your Xbox Console
To get your personalized GamerPic on your Xbox, you have two options. You can either upload your image to the OneDrive connected to your Xbox account, or put it on a USB drive formatted as FAT32, then insert the drive into your Xbox’s USB port.
Turn on your Xbox and sign in to your account. Press the Xbox button on your controller, go to Profiles & Systems, select your profile, then click My Profile. Go to Customize Profile > Edit GamerPic.
Now choose Upload custom image and select the image you created from your USB drive or OneDrive account. Adjust the crop as you wish and then select Download to complete the process.
Keep in mind that it may take a few minutes for these changes to appear on your profile.
on Xbox mobile app
First, transfer the image to your phone in your preferred way and then open the Xbox app. Click on your current GamerPic in the lower right corner of your screen to access your profile. Click the pencil symbol next to your current player image, then click the arrow/image icon in the top left of the icons list.
Now you can select the image you just created. Remember that you will need to crop whatever is in the corners of your image. Drag your fingers to enlarge the circle, which represents your new GamerPic, then tap Download to complete the process.
Keep in mind that it may take a few minutes for your newly personalized GamerPic to appear.
With the information in this guide, you have everything you need to create your personal GamerPic. Remember, you may not post anything copyrighted or inappropriate for other members, or you will be in trouble with Microsoft.