Custom Gamer Pictures

Hello.

I apologize if I am in the wrong area but this is my first time on the Xbox Forums. Tonight I tried to set an custom, and safe for work, image as my gamer picture. However, as I explored the sight I realized that there isn't an option to do this. I was surprised because services like Steam and Origin allow you to do this with relative ease however this option was not available. I know avatar's are important to Microsoft's wallet but this feature is easy to implement and doesn't distract from avatars. In my opinion, Custom Gamer Pictures can add further customization to gamer tags and produce a friendlier environment.

I think that Microsoft should allow users customize their gamer picture because it would prove just how diverse the Xbox Live community is. This community is international and has many people different kinds of people in it. By adding this feature it can give users the ability to express themselves in new ways. While I enjoy avatars, I feel they are rather limited in this regard. Avatars can only have a set amount of styles and facial features. Many avatars look the same or very similar.

To reiterate, allowing users to customize their profile pictures would be an easy feature to implement and it would be easy to moderate. I use Steam frequently and I have never seen a pornographic or disturbing avatar. Therefore, I would assume its relatively easy to moderate. If there is a valid reason as to why this feature can't be added then please inform me.

Thank you for your time.

 

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Last updated July 3, 2018 Views 583 Applies to:

Firstly, welcome to the xbox forums going back to your description you can buy a camera and take pictures which is useful but I agree with what you say but I don't think this will be a feature to be added as gamer pics can be bought and Microsoft may loose lots of money if they did add this feature I think it should cost 60MS to upload that way they are making money.

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Thank you for your response. I hadn't considered the possibility of micro-transactions. Personally, I would be willing to pay for this feature and it would be a great way for them to get extra revenue.

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May I just chip in my thoughts, there is one major issue I see with allowing you to upload your own gamerpic, what happens when some pervert decides its a good idea to take a photo of his/her bits and use that as a gamerpic?  

As things stand now Microsoft have pretty much full control of these features although we do see people having their account banned for modding their avatar.

Can you imagine how much work would be needed to check every gamerpic uploaded?

I can't personally ever see the ability to upload your own gamerpic being implemented. Of course you never do know.

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Actually you can.  You just need an xbox live vision camera.  Not the kinect, the old school little white webcam looking thing.  From there you go to settings, edit profile, Gamer Picture and then you can select "Take Personal Picture"

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[quote user="Astral Wench"]

Actually you can.  You just need an xbox live vision camera.  Not the kinect, the old school little white webcam looking thing.  From there you go to settings, edit profile, Gamer Picture and then you can select "Take Personal Picture"

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[/quote] Yes we know as I mentioned the camera in my posts but they are awful to get quality pictures and often images taken by camera will make it reflect another way e.g. try putting a word on paper and showing it in a mirror it goes all funny which is why the marketplace have had puma logos etc. -.-

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Astral, doesn't that only show to people on your friends list though ?

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Hey there, masonxxx444. Thanks for your feedback regarding custom gamer pictures. I would encourage you to post about this in the feedback forum here: forums.xbox.com/.../133.aspx. This will make sure your thoughts reach the optimal audience. Thank you!

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May I just chip in my thoughts, there is one major issue I see with allowing you to upload your own gamerpic, what happens when some pervert decides its a good idea to take a photo of his/her bits and use that as a gamerpic?  

As things stand now Microsoft have pretty much full control of these features although we do see people having their account banned for modding their avatar.

Can you imagine how much work would be needed to check every gamerpic uploaded?

I can't personally ever see the ability to upload your own gamerpic being implemented. Of course you never do know.

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