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Personal profiles in Pure are designed to be a set of very simple, text-based pages providing automatically-generated lists of publications and activities, but also including a free-text description and a single image of each researcher. It is possible though to use a workaround to add additional images to your profile text, but please be aware that this process is rather fiddly.

To add an image to your profile:

First make the picture publicly available on a web server, preferably within the storage area for your department's Contensis site. Usually departments will have a folder called 'graphics' or 'images' which can be used for this purpose. It is a good idea to use an image you have resized so that it will fit neatly within the layout of your Pure profile page. The maximum width of images that can be displayed is 470 pixels.

Once the image is available via a web server, open a new browser window or tab, and navigate to the image. You can open images stored in Contensis by navigating to them within the Contensis file browser, right-clicking, and selecting 'Preview, then 'Live' or 'Live Popup'. Please DO NOT select 'Test' or 'Test Popup', as although you will be able to see these images they will not be visible to people from outside the RHUL network.

Once you have the image visible in a browser tab or window, right click on the image and select 'Copy' or 'Copy Image'.

Log on to your Pure account and click on 'Edit profile'. Go to Profile information and click 'Edit' for the section to which you want to add the picture. Paste the picture into the text box and format accordingly. Please remember to click 'Update' and then 'Save'The image should then appear on your profile page.

Please note that if you paste in images from external websites, these will disappear or display as broken if they are removed from the external site. For example, displaying a book cover image from a publisher's website will only work as long as the publisher makes the image available at the same address.


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