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Submitting Your Own Web Profile Photo

If you choose to submit your own photo to the Profile System, the photo will undergo a review process before being displayed on YSM websites. The requirements for web profile photos are as follows:

  • The minimum accepted file dimensions are 960 x 1200 pixels, at 300 dpi.
  • Images must be between 1 MB and 10 MB in file size.
  • Accepted file types are .png, .jpg, .jpeg.
  • The image includes the person’s face, head, and shoulders and is not cropped too closely to the head.
  • The person looks neat and composed and is looking at the camera.
  • The picture should be in color, in focus, and exhibit good lighting, composition, and color correction.

Examples of Poor Headshots

Please keep in mind that the following will not be approved for use as a web profile photo:

  • Selfies, candid photos, and cell phone photos cannot be used as profile pictures.
  • Files that are blurry, pixelated, or otherwise distorted will not be accepted.
  • Photos with excessive retouching or filters applied will not be accepted.
  • AI-generated or obviously manipulated images will not be accepted for headshots.

Below are examples of the types of photos that cannot be accepted as web profile photos.