Account Picture Looks Squashed

Recently, I've noticed when I log on to my computer (or awake from sleep), my account picture is suddenly rather squashed and wide.  Now, given it's a picture of myself, the picture is wide enough as is, so if there's any way to remedy this issue, that'd be great.  I've already went into Users & Groups and reinserted the picture, which briefly works, but eventually reverts. 
So any solutions to this would be greatly appreciated. 
Thanks! 

Hi greg!
Is the image, one that you installed, or one of the default images supplied with the OS?
The images are stored in HD > Library > User Pictures: In Here
Do you have more than one account on the system?
ali b

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