Special thanks to Joann for the question!
A common use case is to have a list of people in a list in SharePoint, maybe they’re members of a project, contacts for a department, your favorite people to talk to, whatever it may be, you have a list. This example is a listing of my teammates:
Now I’d like to spice it up a little and see their pretty little faces. In my example, I’m just using the Title field to store their names (well, the Title field renamed to Name, regardless, same scenario). This won’y fly. We need to add a people picker to the list. I added one called Account Details. You could name yours Photo, Pic, Face, etc.
Add a people picker to the list, and add the correct values:
You can edit this view in Quick Edit mode, and copy/paste the Name column into the Account Details column.
Now let’s configure it to show their picture! (yes you could’ve done this with the above step, but for illustration purposes I add more steps)
When you edit the People Picker Field, check out the Show Field property.
See the few options at the bottom? Picture Only, select one. In my example, I selected 72×72
BLAM! Profile pictures!!
Now I’ll let my team know I’m sharing their pretty faces.
‘Til next time, Happy SharePointing!