Profile pictures are one of the first things LinkedIn users see, and the professional network just released some tools in its mobile application to make sure those profile pictures put their best faces forward.
Product manager Anwesha Jalan announced in a blog post that LinkedIn introduced six photo filters, along with the ability to crop photos and adjust lighting by editing brightness, contrast, saturation and vignette.
Not only does your profile photo help you get recognized on LinkedIn, it can often help you connect to opportunity, whether that’s a new job or an invitation to speak at an industry event. Simply having a profile photo results in up to 21 times more profile views and nine times more connection requests.
While your photo is an important piece to getting you noticed, that doesn’t mean you need to hire a professional photographer. In fact, you probably already have a photo that can work perfectly for your LinkedIn profile.
To give you a quick and easy way to enhance your existing photos—yes, even a selfie or group photo—we’ve added photo editing in our mobile app. There are now six photo filters available, and you can also crop and edit the brightness, contrast, saturation and vignette of your LinkedIn profile photo.