FTP portrait ingestion

Portraits of contributors can be added to the database via the Contributor section of the admin website, via the Ingestion section of the admin website or via FTP. This document describes the latter.

If you have yet to receive an FTP account for ingestion purposes (which is distinct from that for production purposes), please contact the info@titleleaf.com.

Please be aware of the general FTP ingestion rules before uploading.

Image file specifications:

  • JPG format
  • RGB or grayscale colorspace
  • Recommended dimensions: 100px x 100px, 72 dpi

Image file naming convention:

  • Name files by contributor's full name, reverse order (last name then first name, lowercase, extension = "_pic.jpg")
  • Examples:
    • Barbara Gowan => gowan_barbara_pic.jpg
    • Kwame Alexander => alexander_kwame_pic.jpg
    • Helen L. Wilbur => wilbur_helen_l_pic.jpg

Note: The root directory of the FTP account is processed every hour on the half hour (e.g., 8:30, 9:30, etc). You can consult the ingestion list the following day to determine if the uploaded files were properly processed. Keep in mind that the file name dictates how the file is processed. If the file name does not adhere to the naming convention, then the file will fail to be processed.