Crossroads tip: Uploading & cropping photos

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Madeleine Dahl
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Crossroads tip: Uploading & cropping photos

Did you know that there is crop function in Crossroads? Well there is! This function helps Crossroads users display their photo correctly when posting in Crossroads.

Users who do not know how to crop usually email the Crossroads team with the following queries:

“I uploaded a photo with my post but all I can see is the top left-hand corner of the picture.”

“I uploaded a profile picture but all I can see is half of the person’s head.”

By completing the uploading and cropping steps below you can avoid these problems.

But first, you need to know that your photo will not upload if it does not meet the following requirements:

  • Photo/image files must be less than 2 MB.
  • Photo/images must be larger than 675X325 pixels.
  • Allowed file types: png, gif, jpg, jpeg.

If you would like help resizing your photo, please email the photo to the Crossroads team and we will try resizing it in Photoshop. Or you can look for a new photo that meets Crossroads requirements.

How do I upload and crop photos?

1) Log in and create a news or event post (See here to learn how to post).

2) To upload your photo select choose file, browse and select your photo, file name will appear in the text box, select upload.

 

3) The photo/image will appear like this. Enter the title of your Crossroads post beside #4 and #5. Then select manage image crops.

 

 

4) After selecting #6 manage image crops your page will look like this. Follow the peacock's instructions.

 

Helpful photo tips:

A great resource for RRU photos (buildings – inside and out, grounds, gardens, student life, wildlife, etc.) can be found on the O Drive under Staff\Brand Centre\public\RRU_Photography.

Close up headshots of people do not format well in Crossroads. The best photos are taken further back – waiste up or full body is preferable.

 

For group shots, have the group stand close together with full bodies in the shot. Photos of people standing apart or staggered will not work – someone will get cropped out.

 

Where can I go to get help with Crossroads?

Questions, ideas and feedback can be directed to the Crossroads team in Communications and Advancement.

Stay tuned for next week’s tip on embedding inline images and documents within the body section of your post.