How to use IMVU profile pictures

When you sign up for an IMVU account, your profile picture is your digital picture or avatar, but you can change it to another picture if you wish. Shows your avatar next to your account name in your profile, and visually identifies you in forums, chats, and other areas on this social network. IMVU gives you the ability to upload and view a new photo. Use your computer’s MS Paint program to take a new picture and then use the tools in the IMVU to display it on your profile.


1 Click “Start” on your desktop. Click “All Programs,” choose “Accessories,” and click “Paint” from the drop-down menus. MS Paint opens and displays a new canvas window.

2 Use the tools on the Home tab at the top of the page to create a new image. For example, on the Forms group, click to make a shape like a star; Click on the “Text” tool in Enter Words; Click “Color 1” and “Color 2” boxes to add colors to your design.

3 Edit an existing image on your computer, like current IMVU profile image, by clicking the “Paste” button in the Clipboard group, selecting “Paste” and clicking “Open” to load the window. Click the “Brush” tool, eg. For example, and paint lines in your avatar hair, or place foreground and background colors for your character by clicking on the “Color Picker” in the Tools group.

4 Click the “Image” group, select the “Resize” option, and click the “Keep aspect ratio” option in the Resize / Tear window. In the Resize section, click Pixel. In the box vertical enter “160” in the horizontal area and “220”. These are the size requirements for IMVU profile pictures.

5 Click Color. Click on “Save”. Select the “PNG”, “JPG” or “GIF” option in the “Save As” box and give a name for your image file. Click “Save” to continue.

6 Log in to your IMVU account and click the “Account” option in the menu bar. This action will take you to your Account Settings page.

7 Click the Select File option next to Upload Avatar Image and select your image file from the dialog box that opens. Click “Update Profile” at the bottom of the Account Settings window to display your new profile picture on the IMVU page.

Tips & Warnings

  • IMVU profile pictures can not exceed 200 KB. Save your picture as GIF to reach the smallest file size.

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