Enhancing Your Profile.
ELAN envisions that our new Member Directory can be a space that facilitates connections between members of our community and the Quebec arts community at large.
Last month, we provided a short guide to help you write your bio. While you browse through the directory, you may notice that some member profiles are more personalized with pictures and/or videos to make them really stand out. You can do the same!
This tutorial will guide you through the steps to embed media and upload a profile image.
How Do I Embed Media?
One way to spruce up your profile is by embedding images and videos into your bio. This task is fairly simple, but it may take some trial and error.
Let us walk you through it:
- In order to embed an image or video to your bio, it must have been uploaded to another website first. Find the website where the image or video is located (on platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Flickr) and copy the URL
- Login here, scroll to the very bottom of the page and click “account settings”
- Scroll down to the Biography section
- Ensure that the URL is not bolded, italicized or hyperlinked
- Ensure that the URL is on its own line, and there is nothing above or below it
- Copy/paste the long URL; don’t use embed codes or URL shorteners like youtu.be, fb.me and goo.gl
- Instagram links will only work if the Instagram profile is public
- Keep in mind when you’re formatting the bio that images appear much larger than videos with this tool
How Do I Upload a Profile Image?
It is such a joy to see your faces as we scroll through our new Member Directory ! Although you are not obligated to upload a picture of yourself, it is one way to personalize your profile. In order to upload a profile image, the file size must be less than 56 KB, which is super tiny! We recognize that these restrictions may be a barrier for some members. By following these instructions, we hope to alleviate the stress and frustrations that may come with this process.
- The file size must be less than 56 KB
- The length and width of your image dimensions must be equal (like a perfect square)
- We recommend that you resize a copy and leave the original file unmodified for future use
There are many different ways to crop and resize an image file, but the steps below use programs that should be preinstalled on your computer (like Preview or Paint). The instructions differ depending on if you’re using a computer running Mac OS X or Windows. So, choose the appropriate steps below based on the operating system that you’re working with.
Please note that although we have tried to make these instructions as all-encompassing as possible, because there are many versions of Mac OS X and Windows, there is a chance that the version you’re running (or your personalized settings) require a slightly different set of steps.
Finally, if you have any questions, you’re welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 514 935 3312.
See you in the directory!