Video Tutorials

Photo Overview


Unlike internet e-mail, photos on are not "sent" as attachments. Instead, members upload photos to their photo gallery for others to view. Members with photos have a Photo Gallery button on their profile to display their photos.

One photo may be designated as your Primary Photo, which is displayed directly on your profile and included in all notifications sent to others.

Photo Gallery


Everyone has three galleries: Standard and Private for photos, and Credentials for document images. Each gallery may contain up to 26 images.
Standard Gallery
Your Standard Gallery is attached to your profile. Any member may view it via the Photo Gallery button on your profile. Since your Standard Gallery is attached profile, the photos will be effectively sent (automatically) with each message (e-mail or greeting) you send.
Private Gallery

Private Gallery photos are private. They'll be visible only to members to whom you send a Photo Pass, via an e-mail or greeting. Recipients who receive your Photo Pass will see at the top of the message you've sent:

 Photo Pass - View My Private Gallery

Credentials Gallery
Unlike the other two galleries, the Credentials Gallery is intended for document images, such as diplomas, licenses, school enrollment certificates, awards, business cards, or any such documents confirming your background, education, or employment. You might even upload a redacted copy of your driver's license to prove you are you.
To deter identity theft, and maintain a modicum of privacy, block out highly personal information (per example below to the right ) including:
  1. drivers license number or social security number
  2. your street address (but city/state are fine)
  3. your signature

Similar to your Private Gallery, Credential Gallery images will be visible only to members to whom you send a Credentials Pass via an e-mail (not available via a greeting). Recipients who receive your Credentials Pass will see at the top of the message you've sent:

 Credentials Pass - View My Credentials

Primary Photo

The photo displayed on your profile is called your Primary Photo. When members do a search or receive your message, your Primary Photo is attached, so it's pretty important to have a Primary Photo.
Primary Photo Requirements
  • It must be a clear head-shot, like photos on a driver's license, company ID, or passport; your face should fill at least 50% of the photo.
  • It must be square or narrower.
Sample Primary Photo

Which of these are suitable as a Primary Photo? Only the last. Hover over them (or tap them) to see explanation.

You may select any conforming photo from your Standard gallery as a Primary Photo by clicking the Set as Primary Photo button below the smaller ("thumbnail") version of the photo.
Set as Primary Photo
The Crop button (see Photo Operations below) may be used to trim ("crop") a photo you've uploaded. You might use it to make a head-shot from a photo, or to simply remove extraneous material. To make a copy of a photo before you crop it, use Duplicate.

Uploading Photos

1 Click either
  • My Photos (Quick Links* panel of home page), or
  • Profile My Photos from the top menu bar
* Quick Links panel unavailable on smart phones / small screens
2 Select a Gallery tab:
  • Standard Gallery - these photos will be visible to all members
  • Private Gallery - these photos are viewable by permission only. You must send a Photo Pass (via an e-mail or greeting) to grant a member access to your Private Gallery.
  • Credentials Gallery - these images are viewable by permission only. You must send a Credentials Pass (via an e-mail only) to grant a member access to your Credentials Gallery.
3 To add a photo, either:
  • Drag a photo into the Photo Upload area (uploading begins automatically), or
  • Click the Photo Upload area to open a file browser. Then select a photo, and confirm. Uploading begins automatically.

If you're using an old browser, use the Browse... or Choose File button to open a file browser.

Photo Operations

A row of buttons below your photo are available for various operations.
Photo Operations
Crop Calls our photo editor to allow you to trim ("crop") the photo. Handy for making a head shot from an existing photo, or just trimming out extraneous material.
Rotate Rotate photo. Options are 90° counter-clockwise, 90° clockwise, 180° clockwise.
Duplicate Make a copy of the photo, perhaps because you want to make a cropped version and keep the original.
Move Move the photo to another Gallery.
Delete Deletes the Photo