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In-Depth Image Guide


Click here to learn how to insert a photo into an article. You can upload photos from the upload page and tag and title your photos from your manage photos page.


All About Jazz's photo gallery technology will automatically create up to three versions of your uploaded image: thumbnail, medium and large. We use the medium version in articles.

And depending on where you upload an image, you may need to edit the properties associated with it, and add the following:

Tag(s): this is how photos become searchable and connected to other plages like musicians profiles, festivals, etc. The tag field should contain a combination of the following: musician name, venue name, event name, photographer name, city name (all comma separated). Read our tagging tips.;

Title: keep it brief like the musician's name or the venue's name;

Copyright: if you didn't take the photo, put the name of the photographer here, so we know who to credit if/when we use it.

Please use the following conventions for photo sizing and justification:

Horizontal-oriented images:

1. Should always be center-justified;
2. Minimum native width = 800 pixels; larger is fine;
3. Upload to Photo Gallery, and build the IMG tag by specifying Centered, with a (display) Width of 700 (default) pixels.

Vertical-oriented images:

1. Should always be left-or-right justified;
2. Minimum native width = 300 pixels; larger is fine;
3. Upload to Photo Gallery, and build the embed code by specifying Left-justified (if artist is facing right) or Right-justified (if artist is facing left), with a (display) Width of 300.


Articles including Interviews, Artist Profiles and Live Reviews should, if at all possible, use a horizontal-oriented image on the first page. Rather than embedding that first image in the Article Text, place the URL of the image from the Photo Gallery in the Article photo link box on the Article Submission Form;

Don't forget to include a Photo Credit section at the end of your article, if you use photos other than cover art. Do your best to make it as organized and clear as possible, and when at all possible, hotlink the photographer's name to his/her AAJ profile or, if none, external website. Here's an example of the format:

<p><strong>Photo Credits</strong><br />
Page 1, Page 2 (top), Page 6: Robert Lewis, courtesy of <a href=
target=_blank>ECM Records</a><br />
Page 2 (bottom): Rogan Coles<br >
Page 4: Esther Cidoncha