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« on: July 08, 2011, 18:43 »
Hi all,

Last week we announced some
changes coming to the Ideas section this summer. As a contributor, the biggest changes youll notice are to the Portfolios and Groups features of Ideas. Both of these features will be retired and removed from the site on July 8th, 2011.  However, were looking forward to providing you with even better tools to promote your work, and get news and updates from your Contributor Team.  Today, were excited to start by rolling out new and improved Public Profile pages just for contributors, to replace the old Ideas Member pages.  

Your Public Profile will act as your personalized Veer homepage to present and promote your workits your starting point to update and manage your content, and you can use it to highlight and show off your best images to buyers using curated Albums. Heres how it works:

Getting started
Click on your name (top right of all pages, as usual) to navigate to your Public Profile page in your Account. This is where you can manage both your private contentWorkspace, Dashboard, and Payment settingsand the content displayed on your Public Profile page. Weve put everything in one place in your Account to keep things simple.

Customize your page
Let customers and contributors get to know you. In the right-hand side-bar, you can upload an avatar, write a short bio, create an alias, provide contact information, and display links to your personal website, Facebook page, and Twitter stream. All of these fields are optionalshare as much or as little information as you like.
Show off your work on
You know your work best, and now you get to choose which of your images are promoted on your Public Profile page. Present them so they shine, through your curated Albums on your page. Create Albums according to theme, shoot, season, conceptits all up to you. As a contributor, when you create an Album, youll have the option to display it on your Public Profile, or keep it private. Albums you choose to display will appear to customers on your public page. Old Albums will default to private, while any new Albums you create will default to public. Click Manage your albums to change visibility settings.

Promote yourself and your work
Promote your images beyond by posting your public profile URL ( on your website, social networks, and in e-mails. The more people see your Veer profile and download your images, the more we can help you earn royalties.  The public link to your page lives just above your avatar, and below the Workspace, Dashboard, and Payment settings navigation.  People will see your personalized information, the Albums youve chosen to feature, and a selection of thumbnails from the rest of your portfolio. Buyers can also navigate to your profile from the Product Detail page that opens when they enlarge a thumbnail theyve found while searching Here's an example of what your page will look like:

We hope youll be as excited about your new Public Profile page as we are. The ability to present buyers with customized Albums of your work is something youve been asking for, and were happy to be able to give you a tool to help you market your images better.

Whats happening to Groups?
As we noted at the top of this message, the Groups section of Ideas is going away as part of the Ideas makeover. Were currently working on an improved platform to present you with contributor news and information directly through, though its not quite ready for release yet. In the meantime, we encourage you to continue to provide feedback and stay engaged with our Contributor Team through Facebook, Twitter, and [email protected]. The existing links to Groups discussions will also remain active for a time for reference, while we take inventory and find new homes for important information.

As always, we look forward to your feedback and questions. Thanks for your continued support!


The Veer Contributor Team


« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 19:04 »
These sound like really good tools.  I love the idea of creating and promoting albums.  Will definitely check it out when I have a chance to spend some time on it.  :)

« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 22:01 »
I messed with it a bit. There should be a way to designate which image is the "cover" image for an album other than adding it last. (or if there was a way of doing that I didn't see it or refresh properly or something).

It looks potentially useful though.

« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2011, 06:32 »
I messed with it a bit. There should be a way to designate which image is the "cover" image for an album other than adding it last. (or if there was a way of doing that I didn't see it or refresh properly or something).

It looks potentially useful though.

I didn't see a way, either.  It would be nice.

« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2011, 19:26 »
Hi folks,

Thanks for the positive feedback so far. I've gotten confirmation from our technology team that there is a bug with respect to setting the cover image for albums. The intent is that the first image in the album (the one that appears at the top left) should be the cover image. Once it's working properly, you'll be able to set the cover image one of two ways:

- The last image you add to your album becomes the cover image (it's displayed as the first image in the album). Or...
- If you rearrange the order of the images in your album, the image you put in the top left slot will become the cover image.

The bug fix should go out early next week.



Great!  Thanks.


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