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Discussion in 'SteamRep General Discussion' started by wizardhat, Jul 6, 2021.

  1. wizardhat

    wizardhat New User

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    Hello, just a quick question.
    Is there a way to get a higher res version of the historical pfp shown on this site?

    Thanks
  2. a Gentleman

    a Gentleman SteamRep Moderator Partner Community Donator - Tier V

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    The images are fetched from Steam's db. So long as they have the full version still stored, you should be able to just by altering the URL that you get when you click 'open image in new tab' on your historical profile.

    Let's take your current profile picture on SteamRep as an example:
    1. Opening the profile picture image in a new tab produces 'https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/ste...850f60a7bc65625a48ae43e6dd9e3578ed_medium.jpg' as a URL.
    2. Take that URL, and replace 'medium' with 'full', so that it looks like this 'https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/ste...cc850f60a7bc65625a48ae43e6dd9e3578ed_full.jpg'.
    3. Paste the new URL into your browser address bar. If the image is still saved on Steam's db, then you should be able to access it.

    I just verified this is still possible by trying it on one of your pictures from back in 2018. For privacy reasons, I haven't posted it here, as it's a relatively easy process to reproduce yourself. Hope that helps!
  3. wizardhat

    wizardhat New User

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    It worked!!!
    Thank you so much!
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