The photo upload process is detailed on our photo upload page.
Geni does a great job of resizing photos or you, but photos with an aspect ratio of 4x3 are ideal. Some common examples of 4x3 aspect ratio are 640x480, 1024x768, 1600x1200, and 2048x1536. If the photo you are adding to Geni is going to be the main photo for the profile, try to make sure that the person's face is in the center of the photo so that their face shows up on their box in the tree.
Geni accepts the following file formats: JPEG, PNG, and GIF.
The Simple Photo Uploader now uploads full resolution photos (complete with JPEG and EXIF data) at maximum of 10 photos at one time.
- Click on a photo to view it in full resolution
You can still use the Advanced Photo Uploader to quickly upload multiple photos (maximum of 40 photos at one time).
'Tagging' a photo is a way to indicate who is in a photo on Geni. You can tag a photo with a person's name by clicking the 'edit' link next to 'In this photo' under any photo. You can choose a name from the pop-up list or start typing the name of a family member or a family friend. When you have added the name of each person in the photo click done.
This photo will now be associated with each person you tagged. If this is the first photo tagged with a person's name this will be their profile photo.
See also: How to Upload Photos on Geni.com (YouTube video)
For information on the Photo Digest and Photo Comments notifications please view the Notifications page.