Extracting Userpic from Mac OSX

I had a devil of a time figuring out how to extract my account picture from my Mac to a JPEG.  Then I found an article which had the answer.  Man… it’s ugly.

If you wish to extract a 320x320 version of your account picture you can do so by running the following command: dscl . -read /Users/short_username JPEGPhoto | tail -1 | xxd -r -p > /PATH/TO/accountImage.jpg