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I took a profile picture for Skype using the "Capture a picture from a video camera" button found in the Skype profile dialog. Now I want to use the picture for other things but I cannot find where the picture is being stored. Any ideas?

(OS X Lion 10.7, Skype 5.3)

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Actually this answer will also be useful for deleting the profile picture, since Skype does not seem to have a delete button once you enter a profile picture. – Safa Alai Jan 6 '12 at 19:00
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I've just tried this, and the answer was unexpected...

When I created the image it was stored in the following folder:

~/Library/Images/IChat Recent Pictures
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It could be that it saves it here for everyone, or maybe it is just saving it in the same place that the last captured picture was saved? – zenopolis Jan 6 '12 at 21:43
True, or it could be I'm using a different version of Skype possibly, or that my picture wasn't a picture from my iSight. Did you use your picture as your avatar? – l'L'l Jan 6 '12 at 21:52
@ioi I'm using OS X 10.7 and Skype 5.3 the same as in the question. I clicked "Change Picture" on my profile page in the Skype interface and used the video camera to create the picture. – zenopolis Jan 6 '12 at 23:14
I found it where you said it is ... so I've marked the answer as correct. – Safa Alai Jan 7 '12 at 4:48
@ioi ... yep I used the picture as my avatar – Safa Alai Jan 7 '12 at 4:48

Took me a while to find this, but here's the profile picture directory in Mountain Lion:

~/Library/Containers/\ Pictures/

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Thank you. This was definitely helpful. – ewwhite Sep 28 '12 at 7:25
Thanks lot it really helps – Spynet Mar 18 '13 at 5:07
Confirmed in El Capitan – Skepi Jun 22 at 9:24

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