Will I Still Have The Chance To Make Sales If I Click On Watermark And Not Let Viewers Preview My Full Resolution Pictures Of My Artwork On This Platform?
I'm wondering if it's better or not to let viewers preview the full resolution images of my work uploaded to my store. Is there any advantage to it? Or should I click on full resolution preview and watermark anytime I want to upload my pictures to this great site?
Your advice is needed pls
The advantage to the full resolution option is that it automatically disable]'s right clicking which makes it more difficult for people to save your images to the computer. It also helps the buyer to see how clear of an image you have uploaded, and details that they may not be able to see otherwise which can actually help with sales.
As far as watermarks go, I have heard it go either way. I have made sales in the past when I still used the watermark, and turned off the watermark to see if I would have more sales, and haven't seen a difference. That being said, I don't have the time to market as much as I should so I am not a good judge when it comes to that because I haven't been selling as much lately.
For many sales, there seems to be no impediment and no known reason either. But yes, I do enable full-resolution preview. As I recall, it's recommended. When I'm checking someone's image to get a closer look at details, I don't want to be blocked from seeing what I'm looking for. It also makes me wonder if they're trying to hide something like chromatic aberration--something I wouldn't want on a purchased image, nor one I'm considering voting for.
As for the watermark, I have long used one. But I am convinced now that no matter what we say to convince prospective buyers that the watermark will not appear on their purchased artwork, some just don't get the message. So now I don't enable the watermark. Jessica shed some light on why I keep seeing them anyway. Thanks, Jessica.
This is why I add a blurb to all of my descriptions that says, "The FAA watermark, if visible, will not appear on your purchased artwork."
It doesn't make a lot of difference. It makes enough difference that I choose to leave the preview on and no watermark. What makes a difference is getting your work out to the people that might buy it. Having a lot of work for sale helps also.
It would be what ever your comfortable with. You're going to get a lot of different answers. A lot don't like the watermark, while others do. I myself prefer the watermark. Yes, people can still steal art and edit out the watermark but the watermark makes them work for it lol. I think those looking to order large prints like the high res preview and since it only pulls up a small box I would make sure that's on. But again, it's pure preference and everyone has their own opinions and yes, you can make sales either way.
you have to figure out who your audience is and seek them out. your work has a style but the subjects are really random. so that will make it a lot harder to sell to specific people. if you had a series of just chickens, you could look for people that love raising chickens and show them your work. if you had more african stylized work, you can look for people who are deep into the heritage to sell to. you seem to have more african than the rest, so i would look for places like that. facebook groups that like looking at that kind of art, but don't mind spam. just say your an artist that specializes in that and post now and then to the group. it might catch on. it might not. but mostly you need to have or make art with a certain audience in mind. then you can find that audience.
for now though you need A LOT more keywords than you have. 4 isn't enough.
graphite pencil charcoal tempera oil pastel that only lists the medium. describe in words what the scene is about, the style, the colors the people etc. things people would search for to find this. same with the description, i suppose you can say you did this on commission, but what is it? what is it about? tell that to people here and where you advertise. the same with the other images. also make sure your capturing these images large, this one is rather small, it limits what they can get it on. people often like large art. just don't expand the image.