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  • Andy Mabbett
    Could use GRAVATAR: http://www.gravatar.com/ (a service for providing globally unique avatars) for this
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  • Mummi
    Second Gravatar suggestion, that's a great little service for grabbing a profile photo with near-zero effort for the user, pretty widely used. Heck, UserVoice connects to gravatar.com - as evident in the majority of user comments on this site which are displayed with avatars. Regular photo upload be good too, though.
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  • Andy Mabbett
    This can be achieved by using the Gravatar [1] service, which allows a person to associate an image with their email address(es). [1] https://en.gravatar.com/
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  • Anonymous
    You've been considering adding pictures since 2012? You're surely the last social profile site to wait that long to do the obvious.
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  • xxxyyz
    Boring without profile picture
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  • khanfaeziqbal
    Make a Column to add Professional Picture So that We can use this ORCID Link for Business card
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  • Anonymous
    yes, I agree. Adding photograph will improve the biography.
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  • Muhammad Rafiq Akhtar
    Here should be recent photographs of researchers.
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  • Alainna Wrigley

    Apologies for the long silence on this topic. We spent a lot of time last year thinking through – with our Board – what ORCID is and is not.

    Many users think of ORCID primarily as a profile system and, although your ORCID record can be used in this way, that is not the primary goal. The most important thing about getting an ORCID iD is that, in addition to uniquely identifying you, it enables you to connect information from other systems to your record and to connect your ID with other identifiers, such as for publications, grants, organizations, etc. And this can increasingly happen via automatically (with your permission).

    We believe that allowing users to include a photo of themselves on their ORCID record will create further confusion about ORCID being a profile system, so we won’t be adding this functionality.

    Thanks for suggesting it and for all your comments – please continue to suggest how we can improve ORCID.

    Alice Meadows, Director of Community Engagement & Support

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  • Anonymous
    Social media without visual does not look up-to-date. ORCID should permit users to upload their photographs.
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  • Innovative website updates
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  • Addition of Profile Photos for authentic identification of Authors.
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  • noyolo
    Hi there! Could use FixThePhoto http://fixthephoto.com/blog/ (a service for providing globally unique avatars)
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  • noyolo
    Could use FixThePhoto (a service for providing globally unique avatars)
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  • noyolo
    Hi there! Could use FixThePhoto (a service for providing globally unique avatars) for this
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  • Alex
    Without profile picture, any system be it orcid or facebook or linkedin is BOUND to fail. Just write in your memo book Mr. head of Orcid, IT WILL FAIL ONEDAY without profile picture. Till then suck your thumbs.
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