I'm consume data by REST:

spApp.controller('blogCtrl', function ($scope, $http) {$http(
    method: "GET",  
    url: "https://company.sharepoint.com/lgblogg/_api/web/lists/getByTitle('Inlägg')/items?$select=Title,Author/ID,Author/Title&$expand=Author/ID,Author/Title')",                
    headers: { "Accept": "application/json;odata=verbose" }     
).success(function (data, status, headers, config) {
    $scope.Blogs = data.d.results;
    console.log('Gettings blog items');
}).error(function (data, status, headers, config) {}); });  

I can then display this by:

<div class="blueDIV">
                <div class="blog" ng-controller="blogCtrl">
                    <div ng-repeat="blog in Blogs">
                        <div class="Title"><a id="NewsLink" ng-href="https://company.sharepoint.com/lgblogg/default.aspx">{{blog.Title}}</a></div>
                        <br />

This will display 18 (my user id) and i wonder if there some way that i can make a dynamic img ng-src to the authors imag/photo instead of just showing author name.

Im using REST and angularJS.

2 Answers 2


We can't expand the User field to return PictureURL. You need to invoke another Service Call. The easiest option is to query the User Information List

"/_api/Web/Lists/getByTitle('User Information List')/items?$filter=Id" eq + blog.Author.ID + "&$select=Picture"

This will return SP.FieldUrlValue and you can extract the Url property.


By changing REST to:


And then using:

<img ng-src="https://outlook.office365.com/owa/service.svc/s/GetPersonaPhoto?email={{blog.Author.SipAddress}}"/>

The picture of the Author of the listitem will be displayed, amazing :D

  • sry for answering my own question, been on parentleave for two years. And my 10 years of SharePoint Consulting is a bit rusty :) Apr 15, 2015 at 12:52
  • No need to feel sorry. It helps people who are looking for similar solutions. Also You can mark your post as answer. Apr 15, 2015 at 12:53

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