Reviewing through your inquiry I think the answer provided in User Profile Headers might answer your question. If not, can you please provide a screenshot of the profile element you are referring to?
Simply have a look at my profile here in this community. The picture cannot scale. In fact, it will never do that as explained in a response provided in the other thread where I asked this question.
It would be quite simple to take a picture and assign it a "center" and "cover" CSS property to cover the entire header area in user profiles.
The way this is done now has two shortcomings:
- I cannot change the aspect ratio on profile pictures
- The profile header pictures won't cover the entire header area
Effectively, this will look ugly.