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Upload User Avatars

LeanKit's step-by-step guide on how to upload user avatars. 

In addition to using the default user initials, LeanKit allows you to upload your own avatar, or use the 3rd party Gravatar service to implement user avatars. You can think of these avatars like a profile picture. These small visual representations of each user appear on user lists and on cards assigned to users.


Creating User Avatars

To upload your own use avatar click your current initials or avatar in the upper right of the LeanKit screen to reveal a dropdown menu. From the dropdown menu, select User Profile.


In the tab My User Profile, click the My Avatar dropdown menu to the left.



Here you can make your user avatar selection in one of three ways:

  • Use My Initials: Selecting this option will auto-generate a user avatar for you, using your first and last initial. The color of the avatar is based on an algorithm keying off your full name, thus ensuring a diverse set of colors and easy, visual identification of differing users.
  • Upload My Picture: Selecting this option allows you to use a picture saved on your computer to create an avatar. Simply drag-and-drop a file from your computer onto the target area, or click browse and choose a file to open a standard file-browsing dialogue.


    • Once you've uploaded a file, you'll see the image accompanied by a cropping square. Click and drag to make a selection for your avatar. You can also resize the square by clicking and dragging any corner of the cropping window to resize as needed.
    • You'll notice a real-time preview of what your avatar icon will look like, in the top right-hand corner of this window.


    • Once you're satisfied with the avatar preview, click Save Avatar to make the change permanent.
    • Please note that it can take up to 24 hours for your new user avatar to display after uploading. 
  • Use My Gravatar: Alternatively, You can go to and set up an account and upload a user avatar—a "Gravatar"—to represent yourself.
  • "Gravatars" are linked to email addresses. You will need to use the same address on as you use for your LeanKit user.




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