I was considering making an app that lets the user design a profile picture and then activate it on the user's Stack Exchange account. Could a feature to change the profile picture be added to the write API?
The list of APIs shows
/me, which return a
user object containing a
profile_image field. But it doesn't show anything for writing to paths in
/users/. Otherwise, the user will have to download the image and then go digging for it in the file system in order to upload it using a web browser. Or is inability to change the profile picture one of the "constraints imposed to prevent abuse" mentioned in Write Access?
The closest question I found was Can I change my user profile using the API?. Its answer merely pointed out that version 1 of the API was read-only.