- Image by luc legay via Flickr
Do you have your picture all over the place? Places like Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook, Gmail, etc. Maybe you use some other picture as your avatar. Either way, whenever you sign-up for something new (I do this a lot for myself and many others), you will probably want to add your picture to the site. Projects like Gravatar help with some sites, but in most cases the new site expects you to upload the picture from your computer.
So what do you do if you don’t have or can’t find the picture you want on your computer?
Well, I stumbled upon a neat idea that might work in some cases. At least it works going from Twitter to FriendFeed.
If you have the picture you want stored somewhere on the web:
- Copy the address of the actual picture, not just the page it is on.
- Go to the site you want to add the picture to.
- Click “choose file” (or whatever button let’s you pick a file).
- Paste the address of the picture into the filename box.
- Hit Enter and see if it works.
- With any luck it will upload the picture from the other site.
So, do me a favor. Try it out, and let me know which sites this works with and which it does not. Does it depend on the OS or the browser? In this case, I was using Chrome.
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