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Choosing images for your digital workplace (BP)
While using images in your digital workplace can help better represent your brand, make content more engaging, and create a modern look and feel, it's important to carefully consider what kind of images you'd like to use through your digital workplace.
Having a governance policy related to using images in your digital workplace is a great way to ensure that your image guidelines are followed. This also supports consistency and a unified look for your digital workplace.
Need help sourcing images? Some royalty-free stock photography websites include:
Note: Make sure you follow your company's policies related to sourcing and using free images.
Use the following tips to choose images for your digital workplace that are professional, accessible, and provide context when possible:
- Use images that reflect the company culture you are trying to promote.
- Use images with the subject in the center (not extreme rule-of-thirds) to ensure when images are cropped the subject is still included.
- Do not use employee images without consent.
- Avoid images containing text (these images are often not accessible).
- Avoid images that are unnaturally staged or contain rigid content.
- Avoid cliché, artificial, or abstract images.
- Avoid bleached, over-saturated, or highly edited images.
- Do not use images larger than 10 MB (some features in the Igloo platform have their own image size restrictions though, such as 1 MB).
- Remember that auto overlays available in some Widgets are based on what the perceived dominate color is.
Bonus Tip: Double check the accessibility of images you may display using the Content Slideshow Widget (images that may have a transparent text overlay) using an external accessibility checking site.
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