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Title: Uploading right size photos for etsy
Post by: Yellow friend on November 09, 2011, 07:24:26 AM
Wasn't sure which thread to put this on but I have uploaded a picture on etsy and basically the thumbnail only shows the top part of the necklace - you have to take the trouble to click on it to see the whole thing.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85328194/plum-pearl-necklace-with-an-aquarium?ref=pr_shop

Should I retake it  & resize it (it's not a great pic anyway).  I've only listed about 6 things on etsy and they've all been single beads or pendants - I always struggle with photographing necklaces and getting it all in focus.

Thanks
Shelia



Title: Re: Uploading right size photos for etsy
Post by: Lush! on November 09, 2011, 07:28:49 AM
Go back into edit and swap the position of the two photos so the bead pic shows up as the  main one.


Title: Re: Uploading right size photos for etsy
Post by: garishglobes on November 09, 2011, 07:30:28 AM
Or crop it, so that half the necklace strand shows as well as the bead? It'd give the idea of being a necklace, letting the imagination fill in the remainder. Then, since you have 5 photos anyway, put the whole pic as an extra photo.


Title: Re: Uploading right size photos for etsy
Post by: Yellow friend on November 09, 2011, 07:36:06 AM
OK - will do  :)

Thanks

Shelia


Title: Re: Uploading right size photos for etsy
Post by: mizgeorge on November 09, 2011, 07:36:26 AM
Etsy likes square photos, so it's always worth cropping them to the right shape (and size - 1000px square is ideal) to be sure they'll show up as you want them to.


Title: Re: Uploading right size photos for etsy
Post by: jammie on November 09, 2011, 08:41:14 AM
Can you put them in flickr, go into piknic once you click on your pic and you can size, do the exposure and sharpen, I can use it and find it really good, before i had to wait till my OH would do it on photoshop , which is proabably a lot better but this way I can do the photographing from start to finish by myself.  :)


Title: Re: Uploading right size photos for etsy
Post by: Yellow friend on November 09, 2011, 08:58:25 AM
Thanks ladies, I use an ancient version of Adobe which has all I need but knowing the size is very useful.

Cheers
Shelia