Profile Picture Maker

Make stunning designs with PicMonkey's profile picture maker. Try our touch-up tools on your pic for a natural retouch, and use the editing tools to make your profile picture shine. You'll be amazed at what you can create — no design skills required. Get started for free today!

How to make a profile picture

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Pick a pic

Upload your photo to PicMonkey, or start with a template for a perfectly sized layout. If you're creating a profile picture for professional use, go for a photo that includes your head and shoulders looking straight on at the camera. For more casual profile pictures, be as creative as you wanna be.

2
Touch up

Open the touch-up tools to give your pic a natural retouch. Try tools like Airbrush for smooth skin, Teeth Whitener for a gleaming smile, or Blemish Remover to zap away zits. Brighten your eyes, and even add a touch of mascara or blush to them with our array of digital makeup tools.

3
Adjust & optimize

Our powerful photo effects a.k.a. filters make for quick and beautiful edits to your profile picture—bring out the vibrancy, lighten dark pics, or blur the background. Make your photo dimensions exactly what you need with our editing tools like crop and resize.

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Finish & share!

When your profile picture looks picture-perfect you are ready to export it and share your image with the world. Download it to your desktop, or share directly to many social media channels. Your profile pic will always autosave in our cloud storage so you can access it anytime.

Why use PicMonkey for design and photo editing?

Minimal learning curve

Our easy and intuitive tools allow you to start editing photos and creating spectacular designs immediately, no matter your skill level.

Extensive feature set

Start with a professionally designed template or take advantage of our high-powered tools to make custom images from scratch.

So much for so little

Get everything you need to create fabulous images for one low subscription price, with no one-off purchases or hidden costs.

Super-powered photo effects like Color Changer

PicMonkey is stacked with amazingly impressive photo effects that transform your images in seconds. Our newest tool is the magical Color Changer Effect—make red shirts blue, orange walls green, yellow hair purple...you get the idea!

FAQs about making profile pictures

How do I make a good profile pic?

Create a profile pic that fits the platform you're publishing to. If it's a straight-laced business site, you'll want it—well, straight-laced. If it's a social network, take the opportunity to truly stand out. PicMonkey's profile pic templates offer an excellent design boost for very little effort. Finally, smile!

How do I make profile pictures that fit on Instagram or Facebook?

Getting the right pixel dimensions ensures that your image won't get stretched or squished. For Facebook, create your profile pic at 170  x 170 pixels. It gets cropped into a circle, so make sure no important visual information is around the edges. For Instagram, your image should be 320 x 320 — it'll also get cropped into a round shape.

Can you make a GIF your Facebook profile pic?

Yes, you can upload a GIF as your Facebook profile pic, but only from your iPhone or Android device. In Facebook, tap your profile picture, then tap "Change profile picture," then "Upload a new photo." It says "photo" but accepts other file formats including GIF. Navigate to the place your photo is stored on your phone and tap "Choose."

Making profile pictures in PicMonkey

In the world of social media, nothing’s more important than your profile pic. It’s the first thing that everyone sees, so having a great one makes a positive first impression.

What makes a great profile pic? Lots of things! What your wear, how you smile, and what kind of background you use all go into making you look your best. We’ve got top-tier profile picture maker tools and tips to help you shoot, edit, and post your best look.

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