Wanted: More Professional Author Photos

We need a handful of EzineArticles authors who have an existing library of professional author photos or images (example one, example two) to test a new feature we added today. [An Example using my EzineArticles Account as a Test]

You can upload (12) professional photos that can be viewed through your extended biography.

  • Photos must be .jpg or .jpeg file.
  • File size must be Less than 300k
  • Images should be at least 480×600 pixels (480px wide by 600px high) but no more than 960×1200 pixels (960px wide by 1200px high) .
  • You can upload up to 12 professional images.

To get started and be one of the first to use this new feature:

1) Log in to your EzineArticles Membership account.


3) Click on EDIT AUTHOR PHOTO, and select which author you’d like to edit if you have more than one configured.

4) Skip down to the “Professional Photo”, read the instructions and upload your photos.

5) Be sure to add a photo CAPTION that gives a description or tag for what the photo is about.

Why we created this feature:

The main idea behind this new feature is to give authors the ability to share more than one author photo along with any other professional photo’s or images they’d like to share. There are no plans to allow any of these images to be syndicated and of course, the author retains the copyright the photos and/or images.

This is phase 1 of the professional photo/image feature. Phase 2 will allow comments to be added to your professional photos, and you’ll have the ability to delete any comments you don’t like. No ETA for when we’ll complete phase 2.


Lance Winslow writes:

Quick question; Can the authors choose which photo would go with which article? Is that what you are thinking here?

Or are you simply adding life to the website by allowing people to uplink images or photos along with articles?

Another question; I have many drawings, which go with my articles, would one be able to change or select a different photo based on the content of the article, like they can choose different Bylines or is that stretching what you are trying to do here?

Can I put my photos and drawings online and then when corresponding to others by email send them to the photo link, which goes with the subject matter?

This feature seems rather COOL and it has so many possibilities. Do you know where you are going to take it yet? Or what you wish to do with it?

Comment provided July 26, 2006 at 1:20 PM


Keith Renninson writes:


Wow, I love this idea…I could use photos of me bike racing, or in yoga poses for my articles on those topics and more serious ones for serious articles.

This will even more personalize the authors to the views/publishers and make us more professinal in the process.

My partner and Ezine author & co-author Michael Conrad Kelley and I are actually in the process of preparing our PR photos, so the timing couldn’t be better.

Thanks for thinking of it.


Comment provided July 26, 2006 at 2:08 PM


Steve McArthur writes:

Cool, but could you please explain the benefit of this feature to authors.

Steve McArthur

Comment provided July 26, 2006 at 4:47 PM


Pamela Beers writes:

This is a great idea! For those of us who have more than one business venture, accompanying photos to match each venture is exciting. Pictures make more of an impact on readers, giving them a sense of connection to what we profess to be doing. A picture is worth a thousand words. Way to go ezine article staff! :-)

Comment provided July 27, 2006 at 6:41 AM




This is not for use in ARTICLES.

The strategy is only for an extended author bio.

There is no short-term plans to allow images in articles because of our desire to stay with a lowest common denominator format for the syndicatable article.


Excellent use of this new feature! Looking forward to seeing your professional photos & images.


The benefit is that you can share more of yourself with a reader of your profile.

Think of this as a “Professional” image library. Imagine uploading 6-12 professional photos of various professional photos of yourself (different suits, different poses with or without props relating to your expertise), etc…

…then, along comes someone who wants to interview you or reprint your article and they are looking for an author photo or a series of author photos that will best match their website. You can point them to your EzineArticles Professional Author Photo/Image Archive and they can select the one that best fits their need.

Saves you time, gives more confidence to publishers who are looking to add an image with the article…but, one note: The 12 photos are copyright owned by you and are not designed to be syndicated or reprinted without your permission.


Thanks! :-)

Comment provided July 27, 2006 at 11:02 AM


Rose Li writes:

Hi Chris, thanks for the interesting new feature…

I just have one quick question do photos have to be of people, or a single person or would we be able to have other pictures like the office of the company we work at, group staff photos, staff at work etc.



Comment provided June 3, 2008 at 9:42 AM




Anything you own the copyright to or the right to photograph that is positive in nature.

ie: We assume you have the permission of the folks in the photo to be included in it. Provided the photo’s don’t attract complaints, we’re ok with them.

Comment provided June 3, 2008 at 10:45 AM


Jim Drummond writes:

We have different logos for different businesses and can see using this feature to increase website/business reputation. Is it possible to have more than one photo at the bottom of each article or are we still limited to just one?

This feature has possibilities beyond narcissism.

Comment provided June 3, 2008 at 1:37 PM




For clarification… The author photo at the bottom of your articles has nothing to do with your professional author photo/image gallery.

The author photo included at the bottom of your articles is the main author photo you’ve got setup.

The author professional photo/image gallery is only linked up on your extended author bio page.

Sorry, the answer to your question at this time is no.

Comment provided June 3, 2008 at 1:41 PM


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