Acceptable Formats:

Wholesalecrafts.com allows artists to upload digital images without assistance from our staff. JPEG and TIFF Files are acceptable digital formats for our automated system. Slides may be mailed to Wholesalecrafts.com for processing at a nominal fee.

 

When uploading, we recommend your images be sized at 700 x 474 pixels for vertical and horizontal images, and 700 x 700 pixels for square images, at 72 dpi. This size allows for our system to automatically make a thumbnail, enlargement, and our newest feature, a "supersized" image for your item. But, the sizes do not need to be exact. For example, if your image is 700 x 300, when you upload the image it will view fine. Just make sure that at least one of your size dimensions is at least 700 pixels, and use the exact sizes above whenever possible. How quickly the image is uploaded depends mostly on the size of the image and the speed of your internet connection. Therefore, we recommend that you do not upload images larger than 1000x1000 pixels.

 

Image Requirements

Photography:

Image quality is of utmost importance when attempting to present and sell your work online. Therefore, Wholesalecrafts.com requires high quality photography at all times. Please consider investing in professional photography. Click here for a list of photographers referred by our artists. Below are examples of the tremendous difference in quality professional images can make.

 

Before & After example:

 

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If you are shooting your own images, here are a few suggestions:

 

Invest in a good digital camera

You should use a digital camera when photographing your own work for the site. It will allow you to take unlimited shots, giving you the freedom opportunity to perfect your images. You will also be able to transfer the images directly to your computer, avoiding scanning fees, hassle, and delay. Find a camera that fits within your quality and price requirements.

 

 

Experiment with your lighting until you find what works best for you

It will be well worth your time and effort once you find the best lighting options. Experiment with indoor/outdoor lighting, different bulb types, angles, etc. until you have found the best option for shooting your art. Dark or washed out images will not be accepted.

 

 

Use a clean, neutral, consistent background

Use a neutral color like black, white or gray when possible. Gradients also work very well. Smooth backgrounds work best, sheets or blankets may have wrinkles or creases, and using backgrounds like carpets and grass can take attention away from the item you are photographing. You also want to avoid any shiny backgrounds that may cause a glare. Be sure to keep your backgrounds consistent throughout your shoot, have several different backgrounds will have a negative affect on your presentation.

 

 

Don't "clutter" your images with too many items

You can have up to 280 items on your page, so create individual shots of each item whenever possible. You can also utilize the “detail” image spot to show color and style options available, so you don’t have to put several items into each image. Having a crisp, clear thumbnail image is very important.

 

Below is another example of how small adjustments can improve your images greatly.

 

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If you have any questions, please call or email us today.