The first blog post I made for this project was about the cheese-avatar-chooser that was integrated in Empathy some time ago. Working this week at the effects window an idea bumped into my mind...
Why not have also a default images window from which to choose from?
Initially the code for avatar chooser was inspired from gnome-control-center but I only added support for setting an avatar from the camera. The first version of it looked like this:
Yesterday I managed to integrate also the um-photo-dialog from gnome-control-center. I didn't send it for review yet because I still have to clean the code. I will see what the Empathy guys have to say about it but in the meantime ...here you are a screenshot :