FAQ

Questions About the Portfolio Page

A Portfolio page is where creators showcase their works. You can set up your own Portfolio page when you sign up to use the site.

Your portfolio is what potential employers, such as production companies, look at when they are searching for creative talent. You can boost your career opportunities and drive traffic to your own personal websites just by jazzing up your own Portfolio page a little.

How do I go about creating a Portfolio?

Uploading data to your Portfolio is simple. Just go to the menu bar and from there go to the
My Portfolio/My Downloads page, and then select the data you want to upload and click on the Upload button.

 

What kind of data can I upload to my Portfolio?

      You can upload data including still images, videos and flash files to your Portfolio.
    • Uploading Still Images
      ・Click on the Upload button for still images. Click on Select Files, and choose the image you wish to upload. If you want to upload multiple images at the same time, click on the Add Another Image button, and you can upload up to 5 images simultaneously. Also, if you want to upload an image using a direct link from another website, just click on the Upload from URL button to add images from other sites* to your portfolio.
      *Please be sure to abide by copyright laws when creating links to images on other sites.・You can add a title and description to the data that you upload and you can also tag posts to enable keyword searches. You can also set the Creative Commons license and privacy levels.・Once you select the image you want to upload, just click on Upload and a confirmation window will appear. After checking it, click on the Upload button and you will have completed the uploading process.

 

    • Uploading Videos
      ・You can display videos on your page by using links to videos on YouTube or other video sharing sites. Just copy and paste the URL to embed videos from YouTube and Vimeo. For other video sharing sites, just paste the embed code provided in the field where is says Embed Code.・You can add a title and description to the data that you upload and you can also tag posts to enable keyword searches. You can also set the Creative Commons license and privacy levels.・Once you select the image you want to upload, just click on Upload and a confirmation window will appear. After checking it, click on the Upload button and you will have completed the uploading process.

      N.B. A thumbnail is created automatically based on the original uploaded video size, and that thumbnail will be posted on the Portfolio page. Please note that if the original video is small (dimensions), then the thumbnail generated will also be small.

 

    • Uploading Flash Files
      ・You can upload Flash files and a thumbnail image to appear in the file list, and you can add a title and description to the data that you upload as well as tag posts to enable keyword searches. You can also set the Creative Commons license and privacy levels.・Once you select the image you want to upload, just click on Upload and a confirmation window will appear. After checking it, click on the Upload button and you will have completed the uploading process.

 

  • Other File Formats
    ・Only use other formats for when you upload contents to be distributed as free downloads. You can upload such formats as ZIP files or movie data.
    ・You can add a title and description to the data that you upload and you can also tag posts to enable keyword searches. You can also set the Creative Commons license and privacy levels.
  • ・Once you select the image you want to upload, just click on Upload and a confirmation window will appear. After checking it, click on the Upload button and you will have completed the uploading process.

 

Tell me about Contents Type, Categories, Tags, Simultaneous Posts, and the Privacy Settings.

    • Content Type
      ・Select whether you would like to show your works in a list on your Portfolio page, Download page, or both.

 

    • Categories
      ・The works that you upload can be broken down into the site’s categories. When you categorize your works using these, it means that the works on your Portfolio/Downloads pages can be narrowed down and viewed per category. And it makes it easier for others to search your Portfolio.

 

  • Tags
    ・These are keywords for your works. When you tag your works, it enables your works to be picked up by tag-based searches of the whole site. And you can participate in the regular competitions held on the site by using the tags for that competition. It’s important to tag your works with relevant common tags. Common tags are those used universally throughout the site.
    • Simultaneous Posting Settings
      ・It is possible to post simultaneously to your blog on Loftwork.com, and on Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr.

 

  • Privacy Settings
    ・You can set your privacy settings to make your works public or private. If you set them as private, only those people who know the URL can view your works.

How do I change the header, background and layout of my portfolio?

With a Loftwork.com portfolio, you can customize the design of your default theme.

Settings

After logging in, go to Account Settings at the top of your page, and then to Profile and click on Themes.
Once you have selected the various settings you want, click on Save.

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