Adding item images to your listing

Photographs of your listings are essential when it comes to clinching those all important sales, and so it’s important that your images are both visually appealing and honest.

Before uploading images of your products to your listings, you’ll first need to ensure that the dimensions, file types and file weights meet the following requirements:

  • All listing images must at least 500 pixels wide, heights may vary
  • File weight should not exceed 4096KB
  • Images must be either a PNG, GIF, JPEG or JPG

How do I resize my listing images to the required size?

Image resizing can be done using a number of different software packages from Paint (Windows/PC), to Preview (Mac) and more advanced programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator.

You can also use the following online tools:

Please note that beaut-e is not affiliated with any of the image editing programs.

To resize an image using Paint on a PC:

  1. Open Paint by selecting “Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint”.
  2. Select to open your image by choosing “Open” from the Paint menu.
  3. Once your image is open, select “Resize” from the top menu bar.Resize in Paint
  4. In the pop-up window, ensure that the “Pixels” radio button is selected.
  5. Keeping the “Maintain aspect ratio checkbox ticked”, change the width to 500 pixels.
  6. The height is not restricted, and can be as tall as you need it to be.
  7. Save your image by selecting “Save As” from the top menu, and ensure that either PNG, GIF, JPEG or JPG is selected in the file type dropdown.
  8. Give your image a name and save it.
  9. To check that the file size is no larger than 4096 KB, locate your image on your computer using an explorer window and right click on it. Select “Properties” from the menu, and a pop-up window will appear.
  10. Check the number of Kilobytes seen in the “Size” field (the number of KB in this example is 17.6KB).
  11. Now you’re ready to upload this image to your listing.

 

To resize an image using Preview on a Mac:

  1. Open Preview by opening the Finder window and selecting “Preview.app” from the “Applications” folder.
  2. From the top menu, select “Tools > Adjust Size”.
  3. A pop-up window will appear. Ensure that “pixels” is selected from the height/width dropdown, and change either the width to 500 pixels. 
  4. The height is not restricted, and can be as long as you need it to be.
  5. Save your image by selecting “Save As” from the top menu, and ensure that PNG, GIF, JPEG or JPG is selected from the file type dropdown.
  6. Give your image a name and save.
  7. To check that the file size is no larger than 4096 KB, locate your image on your Mac using a Finder window and ctrl click it. Select “Get Info” from the menu, and a pop-up window will appear.
  8. The size (in KB) will be shown in the top corner of this window.
  9. Now you’re ready to upload this image to your listing.

How do I upload my image to my listing?

Images can be added to listings using the “Sell” form. 

A maximum of 5 images can be uploaded per listing for free. Once a selected image has been uploaded, you’ll be asked to use a marque tool to select and create a thumbnail of your image. 

This thumbnail will be displayed to the right of main image on the listing itself. 

The thumbnail of the main image (the image listed first within the listing) will also be displayed on the listings view. 

 

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