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SUSHI Feature - Profile Images Import Feature

This feature allows you to bulk upload images for your user profiles and update the user profile to point to the image. This image will display on the user's MySite page and in the user profile.
SUSHI changes the User's profile image by taking the following two actions:
1) Validate that the source directory exists. The source directory can be a local file directory or a UNC file share path. For example: c:\profilepicutresto_upload\ or \\spserver\pictureShare\
2) Verify that name of the each of the images correspond to the name of a valid sharepoint profile. For example an image "joseph.jpg" would correspond to the AD login "MYDOMAIN\joseph".
3) Upload images to a document library.
4) Change the Picture URL property in the User's profile to the URL of the image just uploaded.

  • IMPORTANT TIP: The person running SUSHI must be granted permissions: "manage user profiles" which can be set in the Shared Service Provider->Personalization services permissions.
  • Tip: Make sure the picture library storing the user profile images is one that grants at least read-only permissions to all users, otherwise users will not be able to see the images when viewing a profile.

note: The picture URL for a user profile can also be changed directly in SharePoint, one profile at a time. This is done from different places depending on what version of SharePoint you have. 1) if you are running MOSS, from the Shared Service Provider->User Profiles and Properties-> View User Profiles. 2) If you are running WSS 3.0, you can manage profiles from the hidden "User Information List": describing the hidden user profile list.

Detailed notes: Code to populate the "pictures Library to store User Pictures" combobox.
if (list.BaseType.ToString() == "DocumentLibrary" && !Util.DocumentLibraryNamesToExclude.Contains(list.ToString()))

Last edited Apr 4, 2008 at 4:07 AM by josephflu, version 11


bcweb Jan 16, 2013 at 3:48 PM 
Any chance of a 2013 version of Sushi? When I run it on my RTM installation Sushi doesn't recognise it as a Sharepoint site. Such a shame - the photo import tool is the best.

mgudites May 16, 2012 at 10:00 PM 
Really, really wish I could specify an attribute. Our user-photo filenames do not match AD usernames, which I would think is probably the case in many environments.

pmccoy46 Nov 18, 2011 at 11:48 PM 
This worked great! It was easy to use and worked very quickly. Thanks for putting this out there. Lots of features too.

AldoMar Oct 18, 2010 at 1:46 PM 
Why, oh why, did you hardcode the backslash in front of the username? :(

JacobWilson Jul 22, 2010 at 8:14 PM 
It would be really nice if we could specify an attribute to map. In our case the images use employeeID rather than username. I'll post it as a desired feature.