You can convert any photo/image you want to your steam profile picture easily. Steam profile pictures are nothing special, they are just photos resized to a specific size, so that they can fit the profile picture section. But, you will need to convert and resize your picture to a particular format before using it on steam, otherwise you will loose the aspect ratio and the picture will look really bad.

Follow the below steps in order to generate avatar from photo -

  1. Open the folder in which you have the photo
  2. Right click on the photo and click open with -> Paint
  3. Click on the resize button in the top toolbar.
  4. Uncheck maintain aspect ratio
  5. Select pixels and write 184px in both height and width
  6. Click ok and save the image.
  7. All done! Now you can use this image as your steam profile picture.


Make sure that the image is in jpeg or png format.



Changing your steam avatar/profile picture is quite simple. Just follow the steps below and you will have a new steam profile picture in no time.

  1. Hover over your name and click profile , this will take you to your profile.
  2. Click on the edit profile button under the level section.
  3. Upload an avatar by clicking the upload button. You can also choose from official game avatars.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click save changes.
  5. Thats it! All done.


Please make sure you select an avatar of the size of 184px x 184px , so that it does not destroy the aspect ratio.

Watch the below video if you are still confused -

Hope this helps!