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Sat, Apr 29, 2017 6:56 AM

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Cannot change title's Primary Image

Hi!

I have a number of titles where the primary image is of wide landscape orientation and looks terrible in the Priimary Image frame, including one landscape orientation poster. The titles do not have posters to suggest using the new "suggest new primary image" feature and previous easier way to suggest is now disabled. Here are the titles:

Title: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2285124/?...
Suggested image as Primary: rm4282003712

Title: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1956682/?...
Suggested image as Primary: rm2592878848

Title: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4181010/?...
Suggested image as Primary: rm931148032

Title: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0323339/?...
Suggested image as Primary: rm3405330176

Title: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4106894/?...
Suggested image as Primary: rm1703031040

It might be worth considering to add to the primary image feature a possibly of suggesting an image other than a poster as was discussed in another thread on primary image suggest feature (under Announcements section).

Thank you!

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Employee

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3 years ago

Hey there,

Thanks for your post!

If you think the title should have a different primary image selected, please follow the guidelines listed below. It's also worth noting that all suggested changes are subject to the discretion of IMDb data editors and we will step in to override these guidelines if we feel it's pragmatic to do so.

The replacement primary image should strike a good balance between the following criteria:

 Movies:
The most iconic and widely-recognized poster, of the best image quality, matching the title's country of origin.

 Episodes:
Still frame of acceptable quality which best represents the episode's plot or key characters in that episode.

 Series:
The most iconic and widely-recognized poster, preferably from the original airing of the first season. The poster should be of the best image quality, matching the series' country of origin.

To suggest a primary image change:

1) Navigate to the image you wish to become the primary

2) Click 'Edit Tags'

3) If the image is eligible for use as the title's primary, the form will have the 'Primary Image' option at the top, just underneath 'ABOUT THIS IMAGE'. Click the drop-down arrow.

4) Tick the box 'Suggest as primary image for ...'

5) Explain 'Why should this be the primary image (optional)?'

6) Click 'Submit'

For more details about our processing times, please see this page:

  http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?resumeprocessingtimes

and volume of items pending processing by data type:

  http://www.imdb.com/czone/times

You can also see additional information regarding our image policies in our Image Submission Guide here:

   https://contribute.imdb.com/updates/guide/images

Hope this helps!

Joel

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Joel,

I think the question of the OP was regarding posters that don't
have the 'Primary Image' option at the top, just underneath 'ABOUT THIS IMAGE'. Click the drop-down arrow.
but *are* indeed much better primary images than the current ones.

Marco.

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I am having the same problem and would love a resolution. 

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3 years ago

It woild be much appreciated if IMDb looks into this problem. Those who contribute images well know the current very limited way to change primary image and that wasn't my question in this post. Please read it if you haven't. There are images which are not posters that are better than current primary images which are not posters either! But one is not allowed to suggest them!

Cheers

Employee

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3 years ago

Apologies VVP 14, I've amended the primary images as requested on these titles. Generally we would prefer the primary image type to be a poster for the title but I agree that in these cases these images are definitely better choices.

If you do need to make changes like this then you can still use the http://www.imdb.com/helpdesk/report_photo queue to submit an update.

Regards,
Will

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3 years ago

Hello I want to change the primary image from this - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2833608/?ref_=ttmi_tt
to this image 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2833608/mediaviewer/rm1914460672
Please help