How can I change the background photo on my profile?

Note: This article describes how to update your National Geographic community profile. For help updating the cover photo on your Your Shot gallery, please see this article: How can I change the cover photo at the top of my gallery?

You can customize the background image on your member profile using the Settings: Profile page. On this page, you can choose from a selection of National Geographic photos or upload your own photo.

To choose a National Geographic background photo, use the arrows to scroll through the options and click a photo to select it. When you have chosen the photo you would like to use, click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Uploaded background photos must be at least 1024 x 768 pixels, and the maximum file size is 5 MB. Click "Choose Photo" and select a photo from your computer, then type the photographer's credit below and indicate that you own the rights to use the photo by checking the box and agreeing to the Terms of Service. You can also add a caption and year to the photo credit line.

When you are finished updating your profile, save your changes by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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