We highly recommend you upload a Picture, Logo and Signature to your Profile. You'll then be able to personalize and brand your marketing materials with these images.
To work with your Profile Picture, navigate to My Account > My Profile and click on either the Edit My Picture / Signature button or the Edit Picture tab.
The Edit Picture screen is displayed.
Adding a User Profile Picture
To add a Profile Picture, click on the Add a User Profile Picture button.
Next, click the Select Image File button and navigate through your computer to find the file you want to upload. Remember, this is your Profile Photo, so ideally you have a nice professional photograph of high resolution that catches you on a good hair day.
If you need to crop the photo, you can easily drag the corners of the crop window to change the size. You can also hold & drag the crop window if you desire to re-position the crop area. When you are happy, just click Save Image.
Editing a Profile Picture
If you ever want to edit or delete your Profile Picture, just hover over the picture on the Edit Picture tab and you'll have options to Edit or Remove.
To delete, obviously choose Remove and then confirm that you want to delete it. But remember, if you totally remove your Profile Picture any marketing materials that are merging in your Profile Picture will now be empty. This is not a good thing. So we highly recommend against ever deleting your Profile Picture.
But if you get a newer, better, prettier headshot, by all means swap it out by using the Edit button and then the Change Image button. If you want to keep the same image but just want to adjust the crop area, click Crop Image.
Either step will take you back to the same editor and process you used to Add a Profile Photo. When you are finished, click Save. Try to keep your new Profile Picture the same size as the previous one, especially if you already have marketing materials designed to accommodate the size of your previous Profile Picture.
A Few Notes
- Only PNG, GIF, JPG, JPEG files allowed.
- To achieve consistent formatting, the crop area will default to a fixed vertical rectangular ratio
- File limit size is 80MB
In addition to a Profile Picture, you can also associate a Logo image with your profile by going to My Account > My Profile and selecting Add User Logo under the Edit Picture tab. While many users will already be part of larger organizations who already have a Company Logo, users are also allowed to have their own personal Logo as well.
This will then show up as a separate logo option under Merge Fields. This option can be useful if you are part of a separate DBA than the rest of the company or even if you have created your own personal image/logo that references any recent awards, certifications, etc. that you like to routinely add to your marketing materials.
The process for adding and updating the Logo is the same as for the Profile Picture above.
The Add User Signature option under the Edit Picture tab of My Profile is for your actual physical signature. This is useful if you want an image of your hand-written signature to be include-able as a floating image on Surefire-generated print media such as physical mailings, e.g. Post cards.
Because this is frequently printed, we recommend scanning your signature at 300dpi so that your signature prints at a good resolutions.
To Add a Signature to Your Profile:
- Go to My Account > My Profile and click on the Edit My Picture / Signature button or the Edit Picture tab.
- Click the Add User Signature button.
- In the resulting pop up, click the Select Image File button.
- Use your system's file explorer utility to locate and then select the PNG, GIF or JPG file you have previously saved that contains a high resolution (i.e. 300 dpi or greater) image of your hand-written signature.
Note that the system will warn you if you need to crop the image so that it conforms to system-required sizing.
Click the red Click to resize crop area to max allowed button, and then follow the instructions outlined in the "Add a User Profile Image" section of this article for detailed instructions about cropping and resizing an image.
- Click the green Save Image button.