Why, for movie god sake, does IMDb have such a lame person portraits???

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IMDb is largest movie web site in whole world. And it has shittest person portrait standarts that I've ever seen in the web. Simple example: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0684877/
Why it's so???
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Igor Snegirev

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Hi Igor -

Please note that the primary photo associated with a person on IMDb can be determined by a number of different criteria. Some images are uploaded and chosen by the actors themselves, or their authorized representatives; some are supplied by our image content partners; some are manually selected by our editorial staff; some are automatically picked based on the size/format/type of images available for that person.

If there is an issue with the image (poor quality, inappropriate, etc.) you can report the image for our staff to take a look, you can find instructions on how to report images here
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If there is an issue with the image (poor quality, inappropriate, etc.) you can report the image for our staff to take a look, you can find instructions on how to report images here.
Unfortunately, IMDb doesn't change images uploaded and chosen by the actors themselves. This leads to a situation where quite a number of people have terrible headshots that can be fixed, but won't. Billie Piper seems to be an example of this.
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Major problem here that's portraits on the main movie page in web-version are indistinguishable. You need to go to the actor's page to check is he(she) the person that you looking for or not. In iOS app not much better.

Without tooltips with actor's info and bigger photo main movie page has a lack of usability.

Compare with one of domestic movie websites
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1856101/

1) Wicked cast section:
http://dl3.joxi.net/drive/2018/02/19/0018/2776/1194712/12/97df850ff5.jpg

2) Normal cast section:
2.1) on main page
http://dl3.joxi.net/drive/2018/02/19/0018/2776/1194712/12/27f1058c40.jpg

2.2) on cast page
http://dl4.joxi.net/drive/2018/02/19/0018/2776/1194712/12/7cc4ba9f76.jpg

(I've blured russian letters for some reason)

Shame on you, biggest movie database ;-)
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