Tips - Photographs
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Auction Photograph TipsThey say that a picture tells a thousand words - and adding a photograph when listing your item is a very effective (some might say essential) part of getting your sales message across to eBay prospects.
Taking the PhotographThere are three main ways that you can prepare a photograph:
Photographic TipsHere are some tips for better pictures:
File FormatsWhen you get your picture into the computer you should choose JPEG or GIF as the file format:
Image Sizes and EditingWhen you get your image into the computer, you will want to make sure it comes out at your intended size in people's web browsers.
Computer images are measured in "pixels" which are dots on a computer screen. For example, many Windows computers have a screen which is 800 pixels by 600 pixels.
However, when you take a picture with a scanner or digital camera, very often you will be asked to choose the size of the image in inches (or centimeters) and the "resolution" (measured in DPI - Dots Per Inch). You can convert this to pixels by multiplying the image size in inches by the resolution DPI.
If you want your photograph to appear larger or smaller on the computer screen, you could experiment with different resolution DPIs. A lower resolution will result in a smaller picture on screen, and a higher resolution will result in a larger picture on screen.
If after, experimenting with different resolutions, you still can't make the image the correct size on screen, you could use good quality Photo Editing Software to modify the image:
Putting Images In Your ListingsOnce you have prepared your photograph and got it into your computer, you're now ready to add it your auction listing.
There's two ways to do it:
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