Profile images & thumbnails

Discographies

Before adding images to the database, we recommend that everyone familiarizes themselves with our guidelines for each type of image. Arist profile and thumbnail images are preferred to be 1:1 orientation (square) or if not possible a portrait. Minimum width is 900px. Group profile photos should be landscape 16:9 preferred with a minium width of 900px.

Artist page thumbnails should be cropped to shoulder or chest length and above with no empty space above or below the person. Text should be removed or ideally finding a photo that has zero text, usually company websites provide these.

Avoid extra small images / low quality

Adding images can be intimidating at first but the most important details are: selecting good quality images & editing images without destroying them. Find images that are at least as big as the minimum resolution required. (remember you'll be removing unnecessary empty space and text) 

Melon & Bugs as well as company websites usually profile the latest teaser images without any watermarks


Understanding your editing software

You can use whichever image software (e.g. Photoshop, GIMP, Paint.NET) or online tool you prefer. The most important thing is to learn how to use it.

Crop images so there isn't any empty white space above or below the image. Text should not be visible and the person in the photo should be center with the frame.

Keep it simple

There is no need to add your own color tones, special effects.
Descriptions 
  • The introduction section should decsribe the person giving an overview of their career and any noteworthy accomplishments or events.
Basic Data
  • In relationship should be who they're currently in a relationship with.
  • Schooling should be their highest form of education .
Kpop data
  • Fandom names and colors must be the official names given not fan made.
  • Descriptions should use internal links when refrencing other pages on kpopping.com. For example if you're editing  TWICE's description and mention JYP Entertainment the text should link to the pages.
Social data
  • Social urls must not contain any mobile links or additional tracking at the end of urls.
  • YouTube urls must be the channel id not url shortners or custom IDs. Example: https://www.youtube.com/@TWICE is incorrect, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzgxx_DM2Dcb9Y1spb9mUJA is correct.
Fun facts
  • Fun facts using youtube as a source should link to the exact spot the fun fact is mentioned (example: Karina wanted to become a singer because of Girls' Generation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAOP3sckZx8&t=198s
  • Fun facts need to come from a reliable source in the kpop industry with references backing the claims being made. Primary source of information is preferred but in some cases a secondary source from reputable websites will work.
Descriptions
  • The introduction section should decsribe the group giving an overview of their career and any noteworthy accomplishments or events.
Naming
  • Alias known as is used for our tagging system it should be for groups that have multiple names such as "Cosmic Girls / WJSN" or "SNSD / Girls' Generation" 
  • Refresh TTS is used to refresh the sound file in case there is a name change
Basic Data
  • In relationship should be who they're currently in a relationship with
  • Schooling should be their highest form of education 
Kpop data
  • Fandom names and colors must be the official names given not fan made
  • Greetings are how the artist introduces themselves
  • Descriptions should use internal links when refrencing other pages on kpopping.com. For example if you're editing  TWICE's description and mention JYP Entertainment the text should link to the page
Social data
  • Social urls must not contain any mobile links or additional tracking at the end of urls.
  • YouTube urls must be the channel id not url shortners or custom IDs. Example: https://www.youtube.com/@TWICE is incorrect, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzgxx_DM2Dcb9Y1spb9mUJA is correct.
Disbanded groups
  • Once a group has disbanded we set the final lineup as whoever participiated in the last album they released
Base
  • Cover photos should be the official cover art of the albums
  • Minimum width is 1100px and must be 1:1 (square)
  • Dates should always be using KST
  • Language is what language the album was released in.
Album tracks
  • Music video tracking checkbox will make it so on the profile page of the tagged artists will show a history of the amount of YouTube views the music video has. Make sure the video is a officially uploaded music video and not fan uploaded.
  • Custom titles is used to rename the title from youtube as sometimes these can be entirely in korean and need to be translated to english. PAK's and music video view tracking must use custom titles
  • YouTube urls should always be the official music video & official audio tracks, official audio tracks can be found easily on YouTube Music
  • PAKs (Perfect All-Kills)  tracks how many hours a song stayed at #1