How to Zoom My Photo on LinkedIn

by Adrian Grahams
Some LinkedIn members choose to get professional photos for their profiles.

Some LinkedIn members choose to get professional photos for their profiles.

As a member of the LinkedIn business network you can upload a profile photo that appears at the top of your profile page and in search results when other LinkedIn users search for your name. The site offers basic photo editing tools that enable you to crop the uploaded JPG, GIF or PNG image and zoom into the cropped area, which you can then set as your profile photo. This feature is particularly useful for removing unnecessary space or background from your LinkedIn profile photo.

1

Sign in to your LinkedIn account. Hover your mouse over the "Profile" tab in the main menu bar, and then choose "Edit Profile" in the context menu.

2

Select the camera icon in the top right corner of your LinkedIn profile photo to open the Current Photo screen. Click the "Edit Photo" link below the image to open the profile photo editor pane.

3

Hover your mouse over the yellow box in the bottom right of the photo to display the resize handle with the two-way arrow icon. Resize and drag the yellow square until it frames the area of the image you want to zoom into. LinkedIn displays a preview of the image as it will look on your profile in the top half of the pane. You can make adjustments to the size and position of the square until it zooms and frames the correct part of the photo.

4

Click the "Save Photo" button to store your changes. LinkedIn displays the green "Your picture has been saved notification" to confirm that your profile photo has been updated.

Tips

  • check LinkedIn's profile photo file size maximum is 4MB. The photo should be square with a minimum dimensions of 200 by 200 pixels and a maximum of 500 by 500 pixels.
  • check You can also use the resize and crop tools in a graphics or photo editor program, such as Microsoft Paint, to zoom and crop the image before uploading it to LinkedIn.

About the Author

Adrian Grahams began writing professionally in 1989 after training as a newspaper reporter. His work has been published online and in various newspapers, including "The Cornish Times" and "The Sunday Independent." Grahams specializes in technology and communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science, postgraduate diplomas in journalism and website design and is studying for an MBA.

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