You! Anyone who has signed into IMDb and is in good standing within the IMDb community can now add images to their favorite movie or TV show.
Simply go to the image gallery of your favourite movie or TV show. At the end of the gallery you will notice an "Add Image" option as seen here:
Once selected, you will have the ability to upload images directly to IMDb. As with all other forms of contribution, IMDb may reject submissions that do not comply with our Image Submission Guidelines.
For titles with no images, on the main title page, where images are typically displayed, the "Add Image" option will be available. If you're using the reference view (the old title page layout), click the "photo gallery" link in the navigation menu on the left side of the title page; once you're in the photo gallery, you should see the "Add Image" option.
This feature is currently available on both the IMDb and IMDbPro full and mobile optimized websites.
Behind the scenes there are factors that can change how the same image might look across different mediums, such as on:
The best way to explain this is that just as there are different image file types (e.g. JPEG and PNG), there are also different color profiles. Two common examples include AdobeRBG and sRGB and depending on profile associated with the image, it might change how it'll look when uploaded to the website:
Correcting an image's color
If you notice an image looks slightly different on the website from the file uploaded, it likely had an unsupported color profile such as AdobeRGB – to fix this, you'll need to modify the image's color profile to sRGB and re-upload to the database. Most photo editing tools should allow you to do this.
Members of IMDb customer service team aren't able to correct an images color on your behalf.
Poster changes can be requested via the icon - however the image will need to be the type poster, more help can be found here.
You can submit a request to IMDb to remove an image by using the option listed at the bottom of the image viewer.
From here, provide a reason for the removal along with any comments to help a member of the team review the request.
While over time we plan to expand the types of title images we allow, please add:
For complete details, please see our Image Submission Guidelines.
Behave as if you were a guest at a friend's dinner party. Please treat the IMDb community with respect. Do not add:
While we want IMDb to be a friendly and enjoyable place, we understand not everyone will agree on the exact definition of an acceptable image. Determination of what constitutes these prohibited items is at the discretion of our editors. Content which falls outside of these guidelines may be edited or removed by our editors without notice.
For complete details, please see our Image Submission Guidelines.
If you find an image tagged to the wrong name or title, please select the option and correct the association.
If you believe you have identified an inappropriate image, please select the option and submit the request.
We aim to process contributions as quickly as possible, our time to publication changes based on the type of data you are contributing. You can find more details on our processing times page.
IMDb reserves the right to delete or withdraw submitted content at any time. In addition to investigating images that have been reported to us as violating our content guidelines, we may remove images at our discretion based on editorial guidance.
Yes, user supplied title images are only visible on title pages. They will not appear on name pages. Adding images to name pages requires an IMDbPro subscription. To learn more, please see Adding photos to IMDb.
The "Add Image" option is only available on IMDb title pages (i.e. movies, TV shows, TV episodes, video games, etc.). Adding images to name pages requires an IMDbPro membership. To learn more, please see Adding photos to IMDb.
Changing a headshot on a name page requires an IMDbPro membership. To learn more, please see Adding photos to IMDb.
If an image is of a different individual and is incorrectly assigned to a name page then you may report these cases via our contact form by selecting the options IMDb Contributor > I need help and haven't submitted an update > Images & video > Updating images tags and our staff will aim to help out. However please note that any headshot change requests for the correct individual raised for purely stylistic reasons will not be actioned.
IMDb supports JPEG and PNG images. Images must be no smaller than 50KB and no larger than 20MB. Both the image height and width must be between 500 and 8000 pixels. Based on the dimensions, IMDb may crop the image as necessary.
For posters, to minimize cropping, we recommend a vertical alignment (i.e. portrait orientation) with an aspect ratio of 1:0.675. Additionally, while IMDb may accept low resolution images for older content, we recommend always providing the highest quality image available.
If, for example, you find a poster listed as a 'still frame', you can let us know via our contact form by selecting the options IMDb Contributor > I need help and haven't submitted an update > Images & video > Other image/video issues followed by the E-mail button. Our staff will do their best to help you out!
First, check your file. Make sure your image is a JPEG, between 50KB and 20MB, and has an RGB
color space. If you are unsure of the image file type, please open you image via an image
editor (Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw) and resave as a JPEG. Set the Preset to "Web" which will
convert the image to the RGB color space. All images intended for the web should be RGB,
images intended for printing may be RGB or CMYK.
Second, check your browser. While image upload is supported on all newer browsers, please make sure your browser is completely up to date. If you continue to have issues, please try another browser. IMDb recommends either Firefox or Chrome for image upload.
Third, check your internet connection. If you are having trouble uploading very large files (18-20MB), please try compressing your image slightly. If you have an unstable internet connection, a smaller image may help. Please note, the larger your image the better it will display on IMDb, so only compress your image if necessary.
Lastly, if you continue to have issues with your browsers or internet connection, if possible try uploading from a different computer at a different location (i.e. your home or work). While unlikely, there may be an internal setting within your computer or network which is interfering with the upload process.
No, all images must be uploaded to IMDb. This ensures your image is always available.
The rights owner of the image continues to own the image. By uploading your image, you agree to the IMDb Conditions of Use, which grants IMDb rights to display and use image content.
The "Add Image" option is only available on IMDb title pages (i.e. movies, TV shows, TV episodes, video games, etc.). Adding images to name pages requires an IMDbPro subscription. To learn more, please see Adding photos to IMDb.
Yes, user supplied title images are only visible on title pages. They will not appear on name pages. Adding images to name pages requires an IMDbPro membership. To learn more, please see Adding photos to IMDb.
Yes, IMDb no longer charges for title images.
Yes. Please see our submission guide for how to do this.
In addition to title images, IMDb provides additional services to its industry partners. As a production or distribution company, IMDb Scorecard allows its partners the ability to review and update the titles they represent on IMDb. For more information please see the IMDb Scorecard help page for details.
We do not allow images to be uploaded to adult titles.
At this time, the "Add Image" option is not available for titles without an image via the reference view. To add an image via reference view you can modify the URL by replacing the text "reference" with "mediaindex". For example: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068646/ reference would be replaced with http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068646/mediaindex. We apologize for this workaround.
Yes, new images and all related image submissions count towards your overall contributor ranking.
An IMDbPro membership is required to add images to titles which are still in development. The 'Add image' button will not display on in-development titles for those without a membership.