What we mean with “Quality of Images”?
- All images will be screened by us for presentation purposes once you post an item/product image in your gallery
- If we decide that the image(s) does not look professional, we will request the artist/artisan to change the image(s)
In the internet the “visual” aspect sometimes works more than words. If you are selling items/products, the customer prefer to view first an image(s) of the product and then read the description for other details such as dimensions, sizes, colors, prices, options, etc.
In many cases the image is what sell the item/product…Like a customer may say: “I like it, I love it, I want it”…And this is the reaction we are looking for from our visitors, customers, and buyers. We are pretty sure that you are also looking for this reaction. For this to happen, we need good quality of images from you the artists/artisans.
At the same time, your gallery will look professional and visually presentable. Feel great of what you do, what you create, and be proud representing a professional U.S.A. “Quality American Artist” when showing your creations.
- Images will be the same size for all Artists/Artisans
- All images should not exceeds 1024 pixels, and should be sized as follow: Thumbnail size (width 150 x height 150 pixels), Medium size (Max. width 300 x Max. height 300), Large size (Max. width 1024 x Max. height 1024)
- All images will be cropped to exact dimensions. (Normally thumbnails are proportional)
- All items/products images in the artists/artisans galleries will have the exact same size
- ONLY the item/product page for each item will have a larger image for detail purposes, and will include a dynamic (moving motion option) “Zoom image”
- Images must be uploaded in preferable “JPG” and “PNG” formats
- Saving the images. Images should be saved “flushed”, full image with no frames or black space around the images.
- You, the photo maker. The images can be taken by you. But, if you are not a good photographer, we suggest that you invest in a professional service.
- Equipment. If necessary, invest in a good quality digital camera. Be sure that the camera that you purchase have all the accessories necessary to allow you to transfer the images directly to your computer or laptop.
- Lighting. Be sure that the images are photographed with the proper light and the best lighting options. Experiment with different lightning options, outdoor/indoor, and with different backgrounds until you find the perfect style for your products.
- Backgrounds. Dark and gradients backgrounds always works best, but if you prefer to use a solid color, try to be consistent by using the same background color for all your pictures. This way your gallery will have and elegant and solid professional look and presentation.
- Wrong Background. Try not to take away the item/product attention with the wrong background. The item/product must ALWAYS be the focal point of attention of an image. If you are consistent with your images presentation, backgrounds, your pages will look more professional and uniform. If you present different backgrounds on your images, it will have a negative, inconsistent impression of you as a professional artist/artisan.
- 1-2 items per image. Try not to have more than 2 items per a single image. You will have enough space to have all items/products separated. If you have too many items together in a single image of a product, you will limit the customer/buyer to see the details of the item and the vision will be affected and disturbed.
- Be consistent. Try to maintain a professional quality of all your images in your gallery. Try to stamp your pages with a professional look…Make it yours!
These are some examples of “good” and “bad” item/product presentation images: