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My Circle Images Look Wrong

Circular images are often a popular choice for headshots and other photography on Dirigible sites. However, circular images are one of the instances where the image aspect ratio matters. Crop your image to have a 1:1 aspect ratio, and they’ll behave much more reasonably!

What is aspect ratio?

Aspect ratio refers to the proportional relationship between the height and width of an image, video, or any rectangular shape. It is expressed as a ratio, typically in the form of width:height.

In the case of an image with dimensions 200×200 pixels, the aspect ratio would be 1:1. This means that the width and height are equal, resulting in a square shape.

While we try and take care of most of this for you and this should work without uploading a square image, browsers can be wonky things. If you feed it what it wants directly, there’s much less room for error.