A (Avatar)picture says more than a thousand words...


When viewing the comments in the magazine you always had to read out a name to see who had what to say. We are Lomographers after all, and we notice a picture before we can read out a name.

When viewing the comments in the magazine you always had to read out a name to see who had what to say. We are Lomographers after all, and we notice a picture before we can read out a name.

That’s why we have included the avatar function in each of your accounts allowing you to upload a small profile picture showing next to your name in the comments. Want to test it? When you are logged in click edit your account and upload a picture. Why don’t you leave a comment in this post as well, as on Monday we will award the best avatar image displayed in a comment to this blog post.

written by recurving on 2009-01-23 in #news #relaunch #photos


  1. recurving
    recurving ·

    Well, I am not allowed to enter the competiton anyway, but here's mine...

  2. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    i have one, too now

  3. aldo_mariano
    aldo_mariano ·

    Hihi cool ^_^

  4. dogma
    dogma ·

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeee i new this will come :D

  5. agrimony
    agrimony ·


  6. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    woop woop, this is cool, im so happy you have added this!

  7. liquidpapercut
    liquidpapercut ·

    Right on!

  8. stouf
    stouf ·

    Love it !!!

  9. ndroo
    ndroo ·


  10. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    hehe, oops, im not used to beta and the fact that you have to save after editing your profile.


  11. snoop
    snoop ·

    yipee! finally!

  12. mandi
    mandi ·

    another one from my series in progress "my 1000 ugliest self-portraits"
    alhtough this oine is not that ugly

  13. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    great great great

  14. miriel
    miriel ·


  15. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    im getting an error message when i try to upload my photo it takes me to a were sorry but something went wrong page

  16. tawan
    tawan ·


    we will check that

  17. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    oh ja... that is fun

  18. d_i_hunter
    d_i_hunter ·

    'profile' ; )

  19. sonjabean
    sonjabean ·

    Cool new feature, guys. Good job!

  20. fabyen
    fabyen ·

    yes good idea ;-)

  21. somapic
    somapic ·

    @ recurving - wake up and smell the coffee :-)

    <---ich bin das kleine ich bin ich und wer bist du?

    nice to see everyones face

  22. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

    Hahaha, funny, but I`ll think I`ll switch too often ;)

  23. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    now it is more colorful here left side..... but sometimes i cannot read the complete name....

  24. mantozauras
    mantozauras ·


  25. yoscolmi
    yoscolmi ·

    i'm ugly!

  26. chaweemek
    chaweemek ·


  27. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    juhu :)

  28. lolfox
    lolfox ·

    Afternoon folks....

    any idea if it will be possible to move pictures from albums to albums or add pics to already existing albums...... it driving me mad

  29. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    you say what? :)

  30. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    nice job! aaaah, I wanna have two or three (or more) and change them according to my mood :P

  31. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

    lolfox: Just mark both albums and that click on "selection".

    It's funny to see the faces that belong to the names and to the comments and the homes, of course. I like that but I will have to get used to it...

  32. spendospend
    spendospend ·

    haha good times :)

  33. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    cool it works now, thanks. cool feature just wish you could adjust/crop/scale them, like if you could select the part of the pic you want to use

  34. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

    Hmm, my avatar's format is actually vertical. Will it only be possible to have avatars with the landscape format?

  35. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·


  36. marguegue
    marguegue ·

    ahhh... c'est pratique! comme çà tu vois qui c'est... chouette.

  37. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    I'm in!!!

  38. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

    Oh Marguegue! That hat looks fabulous!!

  39. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    nice avatars guys!

  40. recurving
    recurving ·

    @u-t-e: All kind of formats will be supported - right now they work in photos already: see your shot here: beta.lomography.com/photos/135863

    There will be a lot of changes of the next days here!

  41. grenoouille
    grenoouille ·

    sounds good....

  42. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    i want to keep my world tidy...

  43. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    The user id/nick & the 'said X minutes ago' text seems to be screwed up for some of the replies. They appear on the right side of the avatar instead of below it. Is it my PC or it is really messed up?

  44. alexandrak
    alexandrak ·

    these are too fun!

  45. anelfandhiszippo
    anelfandhiszippo ·

    A last =) =) =) =) =) =)

  46. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    man beta is really getting exciting lately!

  47. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

    @recurving: Yeah thanks! I just saw it when I was looking through/commenting on some shots.

  48. _lilas_
    _lilas_ ·

    testing mine,
    and spread sunflower=)

  49. callumbum
    callumbum ·

    this is fricking awesome, i had no idea how exciting this blog would be.

  50. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    seriously this is soo cool! now were def one big happy lomo family

  51. babo
    babo ·

    Great work... we needed this feature for a while now!!

  52. jimpanic
    jimpanic ·

    Duuuude. I probably can’t participate the competition either. Bummer.

  53. lolfox
    lolfox ·

    Thanks for the advice u-t-e

  54. myloveletter
    myloveletter ·

    hats off to avatars...

  55. champi
    champi ·

    And here is mine... Gangsta haha!!

  56. makeyuu
    makeyuu ·

    good. thing.

  57. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    That's sooooo cool!!! Here's mine!! :)))

  58. kokakoo
    kokakoo ·


  59. mizzfonky
    mizzfonky ·

    peek-a-boo ! I love avatars too !

  60. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    check check 1 2 1 2

  61. daredeye
    daredeye ·

    luv it.

  62. graefin
    graefin ·

    Ahhh it doesn't work!!!

  63. graefin
    graefin ·


  64. graefin
    graefin ·

    haha!!!! great! Buit I still can't decide which picture I want to show

  65. kino-eye
    kino-eye ·

    "I" is another...

  66. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Good idea.

  67. marcela_cuartas
    marcela_cuartas ·

    Yuuuujuuuu qué divertido! n_n

    and... Markus will be yawning until....?

  68. xpunklovex
    xpunklovex ·

    Great !!!!

  69. superlighter
    superlighter ·


  70. vstephanie
    vstephanie ·


  71. fuzztone04
    fuzztone04 ·

    best idea

  72. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    I'm testing but keep getting an error message!

  73. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Then again, maybe the error is an error?!

  74. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    ha ha, Aurelio your avatar is so funny!!!

  75. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    what up avatar

  76. deff1
    deff1 ·

    Avatars rule, fantastic addtion to the Site!

  77. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    thank you Stéphane! :)) I'm glad you like it! your avatar is so....mysterious!

  78. plesaleza
    plesaleza ·

    can't wait to see what other ideas you guys come up with!

  79. magicbus
    magicbus ·

    found it.

  80. mattdude1081
    mattdude1081 ·


  81. milkie
    milkie ·


  82. eleonore
    eleonore ·


  83. annegreat
    annegreat ·

    That's a very cool gadget!

  84. ananditya
    ananditya ·

    yay! finally!

  85. kkelseyy
    kkelseyy ·


  86. day3hugger
    day3hugger ·


  87. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    hai everbody...

  88. kirri-joy
    kirri-joy ·


  89. syafeeq
    syafeeq ·


  90. gimmedanegatives
    gimmedanegatives ·

    Ah! I've always thought this was necessary! This is an old self-portrait from six years ago, though I don't look much older, sadly.

  91. saviorjosh
    saviorjosh ·

    very nice new feature!
    i love beta more and more!

  92. sugiyamasatomi
    sugiyamasatomi ·


  93. graefin
    graefin ·

    ups, in photos the avatars have their original dimension...so mine is too long :-p

  94. mstrlss
    mstrlss ·

    Great new feature :)

  95. stoonja
    stoonja ·

    Really fun to see all those lomofaces !!!!

  96. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    I've found it !!!

  97. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    is ther a chance to enlarge the avartar???

  98. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    I'm not so much into self portraits but at least this is a recent one ;)

  99. misskhali
    misskhali ·

    What a great feature! Here is mine... I'm a Karotte among carrots...

  100. kuasimudo
    kuasimudo ·

    done! xD

  101. atari_fear
    atari_fear ·

    great feature!

  102. ukaaa
    ukaaa ·

    Nice, this was needed :)

  103. fuzk23
    fuzk23 ·

    Cool! Now we can see how each other looks like. Erm. Sort of. Lol. =D

  104. recurving
    recurving ·

    wow, thanks for all the comments so far - and nice to see all your faces...
    it's going to be tough to pick a winner on monday

  105. bambi_kramer
    bambi_kramer ·


  106. fab
    fab ·


  107. drudolph
    drudolph ·

    This is awesome. This site keeps getting better and better!

  108. johann_affendy
    johann_affendy ·

    introducing.. my avatar!

  109. northwardnimbus
    northwardnimbus ·

    i got something in my eye

  110. iamwen
    iamwen ·

    wow! this feature is so cool!! love it!

  111. tveden
    tveden ·

    Count me in

  112. katykate
    katykate ·

    great, great, great - love this!

  113. torium
    torium ·


  114. nimbostratus
    nimbostratus ·

    what a great ideia! :)

  115. jrjw
    jrjw ·

    better late than never, eh?

  116. tizi
    tizi ·


  117. tizi
    tizi ·

    look at me, i don't have one!

  118. gyllzd
    gyllzd ·

    i'm a bit late to the party, but hoorah!

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