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Abbie Shores

13 Days Ago

How Do I Start Loading Images? - Information

Quick Warning
Image Quality
Image Sizes
How To Upload

See my image to find your 'Behind the Scenes' area which is your Admin area. All your tools are in that area.

I always suggest taking a while to just look around and see what you can do. This is a marathon and not a race so you do not need to get up 100 images before actually looking around. Also make sure you have read the Terms and Conditions before loading images and that all your images are free of copyright claims by other people.

Quick Warning

You may load other people's work, or portraits of celebrities, etc, as long as our Terms of Use is applicable


Representations and Warranties

.......(C) The Images and all parts thereof are owned and/or controlled by You, unencumbered and original works and are capable of copyright protection in all countries where copyright or similar protection is available;......

It is your responsibility to prove if needed that all your images are public domain or that you have the license to use


Image Quality

If you sell an image we will refuse to print if the image shows.......

Bad cropping
Blurriness not in keeping with the image (ie not meant to be there)
normal font signature (Arial, Times New Roman etc)
signature cropped half off the image
large watermarks
noticeable camera flash
Upsized images

We do not do quality control until you sell so, it is your responsibility to quality control your images carefully before uploading. You do this by zooming in a photo editor to 100% and then carefully going over the image, checking for the above defects

We require Adobe RGB or sRGB and do not accept CMYK or ProPhoto



Image Sizes

I am going to swamp you with information, but it will help in the future for any questions you have size-wise.

The image size will depend on the pixels size of the image you took or created, less any cropping you have done. We then create the prints that will fit that size and smaller, if you have priced them.

When you upload an image, our software takes the longer dimension and fits it to the following sizes:

8 inches x (xx)
10 inches x (xx)
12 inches x (xx)
14 inches x (xx)
16 inches x (xx)
20 inches x (xx)

The smaller dimension (xx) is then scaled proportionally to maintain the aspect ratio of your image.

Our largest print available is 108" x 48"

You are setting your prices based on the size of the longest dimension

4800 pixels is 48" at 100ppi So you can work out your sizes really before even uploading. Do not ever change your ppi as you do not need to.

We allow 25mb only and you can change the compression as low as 10 before it hurts the image

NEVER enlarge your images (change the pixel size to a larger one) as that degrades the print quality and we will refuse to print and, if your images are too large file size, you can compress to 10 in Photoshop before losing quality

When uploading, you can say you want standard sizing but they will be cropped if you do that, centrally. Unfortunately, you can't make your images fit into standard sizes without cropping the images.

Think about the aspect ratios of various "standard sizes":

5 x 7 (0.714 ratio of height / width)
8 x 10 (0.800 ratio of height / width)
11 x 14 (0.786 ratio of height / width)

If your image is 1500 pixels x 2000 pixels (0.750 ratio), you can't make it fit into any standard size without cropping or stretching.

On FAA, we don't do either without your permission. We print your images at their natural sizes and then custom mat and frame them, if desired. To have them cropped then you will need to tick that area in your Behind the Scenes

Templates are for creating sized images to fit on the products
If your images do not work well as-is when you load them, you can create customised images ready to add to the work

1. Create the customised image in your editor
2. Upload or edit your main print image
3. Scroll down to the product areas
4. See Customise and Image
5. Click image to load your customised image shaped for the product

APPAREL https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/product-template/clothing-20?v=1234
BATTERY CHARGER https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/product-template/battery-5200?v=1234
BEACH TOWEL https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/product-template/beachtowel-32-64?v=1234
COFFEE MUG https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/product-template/coffeemug-11?v=1234
DUVET COVER https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/product-template/duvetcover-queen?v=1234
FLEECE BLANKET https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/product-template/blanket-coral-50-60?v=1234
PHONE COVER https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/product-template/iphone7?v=1234
POUCH https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/product-template/pouch-regularbottom-medium?v=12341234
ROUND TOWEL https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/product-template/beachtowelround?v=1234
SHOWER CURTAIN https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/product-template/showercurtain?v=1234
SPIRAL NOTEBOOK https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/product-template/spiralnotebook?v=1234
TAPESTRY https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/product-template/tapestry-50-61?v=1234
THROW PILLOW https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/product-template/throwpillow-14-14?v=1234
TOTE BAG https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/product-template/totebag-18-18?v=1234
WEEKENDER BAG https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/product-template/totebagweekender-24-16-white?v=1234
YOGA MAT https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/product-template/yogamat?v=1234

How To Upload

You should enter your details before uploading and not whilst uploading as, if you leave a page, you lose the upload

Go to DEFAULT SETTINGS and put in what you want there. That is called your markup area and what you add is what you would earn on a sale. If you choose not to sell something, leave the space for markup totally blank. Not even a space.

You cannot choose between canvas OR paper prints etc. Only the products or all the prints

Search pages (such as particular product searches) take 24 hours after the prices added to be shown normally.

Go to PAYMENT INFORMATION and fill out that (Paypal email) and if in the USA, (only in the USA), TAX INFORMATION

See your images page on your profile

There are several instructions on that page if you scroll down

Search pages take a couple of days to start showing you after you have up 10 images and a headshot. It can take a week, so do not worry about that area for now.

Read about keywords and marketing here https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=4702720

You need to be logged in to see it

Lots of reading but worth it. Especially if you read it before you start uploading

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Would this make sense to post in the help section? I think it may be easier to find?


Pamela Rogers

10 Days Ago

I want to know the specifics on the optimum image size. How dense do you want the picture. (72, 96, 300, 600 dpi?) What is the maximum size (in ppi) for an image? (XX pixels by XX pixels at XX dpi)



Pamela Rogers

10 Days Ago

Also, what is your policy on copyrights?


Abbie Shores

10 Days Ago

Everything is in that top post

Read the Terms of Use https://fineartamerica.com/termsofuse.html


Dennis Lundell

8 Days Ago

Abbie, I have noticed that some of my images show up as a little off on the sizes. For example, I upload an image with an 10 x 8 ratio and I get available sizes like 10 x 7.875.

It appears that if the ratio of the long side (in pixels) divided by the short side (in pixels) is not EXACTLY 1.25 it will round the short side down in 1/8" increments. In this situation do I end up an actual print size of 10 x 7.875, even though the image might be off of the perfect ratio by only 1 pixel?

In other words, is it actually cropping a 10 x 7.9991 image down to 10 x 7.875? If so, do I just make sure my pixel ratio is EXACTLY 1.25 or slightly less (Say 1.249) so that the calculated short side will be something like 8.001" and get cropped down to 8" even?

If I need to fix some of these is there a way to replace a file without deleting the existing one and uploading and reentering the description and other fields?

Sorry for being verbose.... Occupational hazard for engineers. Thanks!


Abbie Shores

8 Days Ago

I'll be short.... You don't need to fix :-)


James McCormack

8 Days Ago



Dennis Lundell

8 Days Ago

Thanks, Abbie!


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