it may have been a size issue. there are great free photo editing programs available for download. i use irfanview. have used it for about 20 yrs w/o ever bad stuff tagging along w the download. another one that i really like & is more like photoshop, bu i get messages via browser that the home page has virus. so, i don't use it any more. don't know whether you have mac or pc but i think irfanview works w both. my son gave me a refurbished mac air and i basically strongly dislike it! especially for my photo stuff. not just different way of doing, i can handle change, in fact relish change & learning new technology. but mac is just too much foofoo cutsie for my taste. oh well, he meant well. my old pc had given last gasp. i have bought another because this laptop is just insufficient for my needs. but i haven't had the nerve to tell him yet :)) saw your request & will be ok'ing it. thank you for the invitation. if you have any questions pm me or thru mqp either/or. this is the first time the site has been up for me since yesterday evening. i can't even log in to report it. it is, i think, the server for this region. it has happened to others on occassion ...in texas, ontario canada etc. site needs work. was loaded in mar 2011 and, well :)) ...AQS folks are quilters, not cyber techs lol
go to "settings" in the box in upper right of any page (that box where you see links to your inbox, alerts, friends etc)
click on "settings"
look for change profile image ..upper right side of page. follow directions. after you choose an image to upload, the image thing will have a clear square over laying your photo. this happens because the photo too large. either cancel & go resize your image or move the selecter square around till you find an area of your chosen image that you want. hope this helps...will come back later and write more detailed info if you need.