University of Vermont

UVM Self-help Web Guide

Graphics and Art

Selecting graphics and art for your website is no easy task. The right photo can make or break the visual impression you give visitors. Some pointers:


  • Select photos with context.
  • Take time to edit and size your photos. (Free online photo editors iPiccy, PicMonkey or Sumopaint.)


  • Use group shots of people unless you can tighten in on the photo.
  • Use your website as a way to highlight your tastes in photos. Go for what's most professional for the department.
  • Be afraid to crop. Most people never crop tight enough or are afraid to crop tops of heads — a trick that works well when cropping headshots.

Last modified April 12 2013 08:11 AM