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PhotoFeeler evaluates which profile pictures you should or shouldn’t use

(Social Media) Photofeeler can help you choose which profile picture to so you are always giving the best first impression.



Let PhotoFeeler be your judge

Everyone knows your profile picture is the first impression you give the world of social media. Have you ever wondered if you are giving the right impression? Is that photo you love on your dating profile really appropriate for your LinkedIn profile? Rather than take the trial-and-error approach, there is a website offering a way to analyze what people think of your profile pictures before you use them.

Photofeeler offers a way to give and receive feedback on profile pictures. Simply upload your picture(s) to their site, and their community, paired with patent pending, accuracy boosting algorithms, will give you a sense of how your photo is perceived: trustworthy, fun, and smart.

Along with photo sentiment analysis and algorithms, they work with two academic organizations: Princeton University and Leeds Business Career Development. It seems odd that they use both algorithms and people, but Photofeeler states this is because algorithms yield faster results, while using actual voters gives you more reliable results due to it being based on real people’s feedback, not just a computer; and when you merge these two mediums together, the results are reliable and relevant.

Your profile picture is more than just a picture

Pictures can be spread far beyond our control, courtesy of technology, becoming searchable by anyone, anywhere, so the photo you choose is critical in terms of how people perceive you. According to Photofeeler, research states, it only takes 100 milliseconds for someone to draw conclusions about who you based on a photo.

Unfortunately, what one photo says about you cannot possibly be completely accurate. That’s because small, natural changes and facial expression alone can result in massively different first impressions. So a profile picture really is more than just a picture: it is your online identity and should be considered carefully.

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If you are looking to get a first impression about your new profile picture, without testing it live on your own sites first, Photofeeler is a good alternative with real-time feedback. They do state the results will not appear in Google searches; they will only appear to other logged in users while you’re running the test on your photo.

While Photofeeler is free, you need “credits” to upload your photos to the database. You can earn these credits by voting on other user photos, or you can buy credits to save time.

Jennifer Walpole is a Senior Staff Writer at The American Genius and holds a Master's degree in English from the University of Oklahoma. She is a science fiction fanatic and enjoys writing way more than she should. She dreams of being a screenwriter and seeing her work on the big screen in Hollywood one day.

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