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Profile photo standards and requirements

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This article describes standards and requirements for displaying headshots on the website. For more information about how to upload a profile photo see Meet the Team or User Profile.

Requirments

Camera

Headshots should be taken with a high-quality camera and professionally photographed if possible.

Quality

Headshots should be a high resolution with good overhead lighting so that the subject is clearly visible. The minimum image resolution size is 200px wide by 200px high.

Apparel

Subjects in headshots must wear an approved G.J. Gardner shirt in either white or black. The image should be taken from mid-chest and up so that the logo is visible. Hats are permitted as long as the subject’s face is visible. Undershirts must match other approved apparel.

Background

Headshots to be one of the following backgrounds:

  • Clean bright design center interior
  • Grey gradient
  • Brick wall

Format

Headshots should be taken from mid-chest and up so that the apparel logo is clearly visible. Headshots must have equal space above, left, and right of the subject. The image must be at least 200px by 200px and less than 5Mb in size. Only .JPEG, .JPG, or .PNG files are allowed when uploading to G.J. Software.

Other requirements

Headshots should only include one person (subject).

Headshot examples

The following examples are of both approved and unapproved headshots on the website.

Approved headshots

High quality and resolution

Wearing approved apparel

Background is a design center

One subject in the frame

Excellent lighting and resolution

Wearing branded apparel

Background is bright

Subject positioned well

High quality and resolution

Approved branded apparel

Background is a design center

Can be cropped easily

Unapproved headshots

Camera/quality is good

Not wearing branded apparel

Background is a brick wall

Subject positioned in frame

Poor image quality and lighting

Undershirt and sunglasses

Not an approved background

One subject in frame

Good quality and resolution

Wearing approved apparel

Background is a grey gradient

A square image would be better to avoid issues when cropped

Examples on website

The following images are how staff profile photos appear on the website. Notice how some of the images from the previous examples have been cropped to fit in the circles.

Updated on September 20, 2021

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