Uploading Photos and Videos
Two Different Kinds of Images
Your "Hero" Main image and Your Gallery
How to upload my ProFile Picture
On your ProFile Page you have your main image, which we call your "Hero" image. You also have a gallery section - a collection of action shots. And there is a fourth page to display your highlights video.
The video at top left is a brief tutorial on exactly how to install Your Main ProFile photo. But let's talk a little about the type of image to select. Your ProFile page is not only useful for presenting your achievements to recruiters to compete for scholarships. It is also a living document that should be linked to your name wherever it is mentioned on the internet, in your facebook pages, Instegram...everywhere. It will be up to you to make sure your information is easy to find. Any time you do something news-worthy, this page is where the media will go to find your story, your photos and your stats. By making the job of recruiters and REPORTERS job easier, you will be essentially taking control of your public image right from the beginning. Something many professional athletes probably wish they had done.
Selecting the best "Hero" image
The first and most important is what we call your “Hero” picture. This is the image of you that will appear on the front page of your Athlete Micro-Site. We cannot stress enough how important the quality of this photo matters. This first impression may never be more important to your career. That is why we are going to go into some detail about how to get a quality image. It may not only be your first impression to college coaches, but the media will be using your Athlete ProFile Micro-Site as their primary source of information about you anytime you do anything news worthy. And that IS the whole point - is it not? To present - to the best of your ability you will link it to your name wherever your name is mentioned on the internet. this will be your public relations image centre, so you might as well start now - in controlling your public image.
You may want to use an action image or portrait of you in your uniform as your primary photo for your Bio page. If you select an action photo, it needs to be sharp, high resolution and with you dominant in the shot. Think: “Cover of Sports Illustrated” when you make your selection. Your face must be recognizable. If you use a portrait image, we recommend the formal individual shot taken of you for your team poster photos or yearbook. The image must be at least 500 pixels wide when cropped.
The “hero” images in your ProFile ProFile page will be cropped square. Most portraits are vertical, so you will have the opportunity to crop your image instantly once it is imported into our system. We will walk you through that step in the video. That is why it is important to start with an image that is large enough and of high quality. The image must be digital, and if it is on your computer, was taken with your phone at high resolution, or a digital camera you are ready to go. If you only have a printed photograph, you will need to have it scanned. We recommend starting with as large an image as you can, for example a 9x12” portrait photo can be scanned at 72 dpi or for a smaller image like a 5 x 7 scan at 300 dpi, so the screen resolution will end up no less than 500 dpi. Save the finished file as a JPG or PNG and put it on your computer somewhere you can find it. If this is confusing or you need assistance you can always get help at firstname.lastname@example.org
So locate and image that you can use for your main (hero) photo, and follow the step-by-step in the video to import it into your ProFile page.
Add Photos to your Gallery
The next opportunity is to display action images in your Photo Gallery. Again, the purpose of this gallery is to provide a convenient resource for local newspapers and media to choose an image that you deem acceptable to represent the kind of image you want to portray. This in not the place for posed shots with your friends or goofy images. There are pleanty of other social media sites for that. (And even then, if you are serious about your athletic career - you will take care with what you post, or is posted about you). When you are making your selection, think again, would I be proud to have this image printed in Sports Illustrated?
Once you have images that you want to publish, simply go to your registration On-boarding form provided in the confirmation email we sent you, or by going to the PROFILES > Find Athletes tap at the top of this website, search to find your image and LOGIN. If you are already logged in, click the Account in the top menu and it will take you to the 3 button main menu of the on-boarding page. Select "Photos & Video" and at the bottom left you will find a blue button that says "Update you pictures" - select that, and you will be presented with the Photo Gallery page.
Another way to get to the gallery page is Step 4 of the on-boarding system, you will see a big blue button that saysUpload Photos & VideoHowever you get to the Gallery Page, Follow the instructions on the screen. Remember, no one but you will be able to see these photos unless you have a paid subscription, and you have selected Allowed Followers, and Make ProFile Public, by turning the two green toggle switches to ONon the first page of the on-boarding form. Just add as many photos as you like by selecting the "+Add files..." button and then the "Start upload when each photo has completed loading. You can Cancel or Delete any image at any time you like. Remember to save you changes by selecting the dark blueUpdate Profile button at the top. Select the button next to it View Profileto see the results of your work.
Adding video to your ProFile Micro-Site pages
Near the end of the registration On-boarding form there is a YouTube Highlight Video field available that allows you to paste a YouTube link to display on your public video ProFile page. It does some cool things: - As you copy and pastes the link (or type it), we dynamically check YouTube to verify that it is in fact a valid YouTube video. It shows an error warning if not, or displays a thumbnail of the video when it is valid. This should help confirm that you are pasting in the correct link.
- Videos on YouTube need to be marked as public and embeddable so that we can show it on your ProFile page. We check for these settings to make sure and warn you if it is not.
- If you do not put a video link into this form field, the last page of your Micro-Site pages will not appear, and you ProFile page will end with the Photo Gallery. You can still add a video at any time, and then the page with the video player will automatically appear.
Add Video Highlights Reel
For an even better impression, you may choose to add a 90 second Video History Story which will appear on the front page or your ProFile. Click here for an outline and check list to be sure you include the required information. Here you will find instructions on how to create a selfie-Video that covers all the basic info.
Follow the instructions to post your video on YouTube and embed the URL address into the form field box in the ProFile
Sports on-boarding form. More tips about making a quality YouTube History Video can be found by clicking here or
going to the Uploading Photos and Videos drop down menu under the FEATURES Tab on the ProFileSportsapp.com