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Photo Overview

Overview

Unlike internet e-mail, photos on MassageExchange.com 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

Galleries

Everyone has three galleries: Standard and Private for photos, and Credentials for document images. Each gallery may contain up to 26 images.
Standard
Private
Credentials
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

Photos uploaded to your Private Gallery photos are private. You may grant access via a Photo Pass.

Grant Access with a Photo Pass

To allow a member to view your Private Gallery, send a Photo Pass by clicking   Photo Pass in an e-mail or greeting. See sample screen below...at right...

Viewing with a Photo Pass

Recipients who receive your Photo Pass will see (at the top of the message you've sent) a button to view your Private Gallery photos:

 Photo Pass - View My Private Gallery

Rescind a Photo Pass
You may rescind Photo Passes previously sent to one member or all members, thereby withdrawing access to your Private Gallery:
  1. Find the Photo Pass containing message in your Mailbox Sent folder. Messages containing a Photo Pass are tagged with the icon.
  2. Click the message.
  3. Click the Rescind Photo Pass button below the message (bottom left). You'll then be given a choice of which Photo Passes to rescind - one, all to a user, or all sent to anyone.
Credentials Gallery
The Credentials Gallery is intended for document images, for either, or both, of two categories:
  • Identity Credentials to confirm you are you. often a Driver's License.
  • Professional Credentials - Diplomas, licenses, certificate of completion, etc.
Credential Type Document Minimum Details
Identity Drivers License Your full name, photo, birth year, city, and issuance date.
Passport
Professional Bodywork Diploma Your full name, bodywork organization, topic of study, authorizing signature, and issuance date.
Certificate of Completion
Student Transcript
General Business Card  
Non-bodywork Diploma Your full name, organization name, topic of study, authorizing signature, and issuance date.
To deter identity theft, block out your street address, birthdate month/day, your signature, and ID#s. Documents must include the Minimum Details in table above.

Credential Gallery images will be visible only to recipients 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 shown on your profile is called your Primary Photo. When members search or receive your message, your Primary Photo is attached, so it's very important to have a Primary Photo.
Primary Photo Requirements
  1. A Head-Shot - head, neck, shoulders - solo for individuals or both members for couples. Face must fill at least ½ the image, as in a drivers license or company ID.
  2. Face forward, not cut off nor excessively dark/blurry nor obscured. No sunglasses.
  3. Square or portrait ; not landscape .
Primary Photo
Which are suitable as a Primary Photo?

Only the last! Hover over them (or tap them) to see explanation.

Selecting / Creating a Primary Photo
One of two buttons will appear below each thumbnail image:
Set as Primary Photo The image is pre-approved as a Primary Photo. Click to select this image as your Primary Photo.
Adjust as Primary Photo Not approved as a Primary Photo (yet). If the face is large enough and unobscurred, click to crop the image to create a head shot.

Use Duplicate to make a copy of a photo before you crop it

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
Delete Primary Photo Click the Delete Primary Photo button, which appears below the Primary Photo, to delete the Primary Photo.
Note: You need not delete your Primary Photo if you simply wish to replace it with another. For replacing your Primary Photo, simply select a new gallery photo via either button below any gallery photo: Set as Primary Photo, or Adjust as Primary Photo.