Setting profile picture sometimes results in picture rotating 90 degrees

Yves Rosius 0 Reputation points


When setting a user profile picture using Microsoft.Graph PowerShell module, the resulting profile picture will be sometimes rotated 90 degrees.

Actions taken:

  • Download picture from SharePoint Online library
  • Compress picture conform limitations
  • Set profile picture using
      Set-MgUserPhotoContent -UserId $Email -InFile $CompressedFile


  • Issue also occurs when manually uploading the picture in Entra ID (GUI).
  • Changing resolution to a square picture helps
  • Using an online compression tool helps (not changing resolution)

The issue seems random. So, I would like to have a cause I can then work around.


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A Microsoft programmability model that exposes REST APIs and client libraries to access data on Microsoft 365 services.
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