How to find the profile picture made by Adium?

This was a good question as I looked for it yesterday. Some research on the net gave me the answer. Adium stores the picture as an inline image in a .plist file. So go to ~/Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0/Users/Default and open the file Account Status.plist. In the data section you find the inline picture. Create a new html file with the content


<img src="data:image/png;base64,">

Now copy the content of the data section (without the data tags) and paste it behind base64,. Open the html file in the browser1 and save the picture on your disk. That’s it.

  1. The browser just supports a certain content length for inline images. Try another browser if the picture is not fully displayed. Firefox supports up to 100K

1 Comment

  1. NB

    Thanks, this helped me out :)

    In newer Adium versions the file is called AccountPrefs.plist (still in the same directory).

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