FAQS - What is a Thumb and Cropping and Why Do I Need It?

Build a smart actor website in 90 seconds! Click here to begin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Actor Websites | What is a thumb and cropping and why do...

What is a thumb and cropping and why do I need it?


Thumbs, also known as thumbnails, are smaller versions of your bigger images and they are very important. Cropping is a process of creating a thumbnail - you are simply creating smaller version of the image in a specific dimensions. Imagine that you upload twenty or thirty of your headshot photos in a large format. If you do not create thumbnails for them, the preview page itself will have to load those big files for visitors to see - this may take a long time. If you thumb your images, visitors to your portfolio will see a thumbnail of that image, and only when they click on it, will they see the full version of it. This is a very common practice on the internet, and the tools we provide you with allow you to decide how the thumbnail is supposed to look like, instead of a program just grabbing a random piece of your picture to be shown in your portfolio.

Go back to all questions

IADB Weekly Friday Blog

Happy Holidays from IADB

Happy Holidays from IADB

12.23.2016 Holidays are upon us
Check it out »
IADB, 2016 and the Future

IADB, 2016 and the Future

12.30.2016 Happy New Year 2017
Check it out »

Showcase your work with a free website

Niche professional websites for people in the film and TV industry.

Weeee, you found me!

I'm your buddy Bottie, I was hiding behind the scenes, but now that you've found me I'd be happy to tell you what I'm doing.

Actor Website helper: Bottie

I just wrote a few fun facts about IADB

Would you like to take a look?
Click here to check them out. I hope it will cause involuntary audible response.