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Resizing Your Photographs Posted On: 05/05/2011
Uploading item photos on the "List a New Item" page is similar to uploading your banner and avatar, but the image must be smaller than 3000 x 3000, and 500 x 500 is the ideal size. If you need to re-size your image, but you don't have a photo editing program, you can use Pic re-size. This is a quick, free online photo editor that will re-size your image to the exact pixels you choose.
The process for re-sizing your image is simple. Click the "Browse" button and locate the image you want to re-size on your computer, select it, click "Open" and then click the "Continue" button below the "Browse" bar.
If you would like to crop your image, you can do so manually with the click-and-drag feature, but if the image is already the way you want it you can move on to step two. In step two you can choose to change the image by a certain percent or choose a custom size via the drop-down menu. You can select the custom option and type in "500" into the width and "500" into the height. Make sure to change the "percent" in the drop downs next to the numbers into "Pixels." This will make the image the ideal for ArtFire. If your image is rectangular, you may want to crop it to be more square if you choose the 500 x 500 option. You can choose a different size as long as it is smaller than 3000 x 3000.
Step three allows you to add special effects, but since you are re-sizing for product photography you probably won't use any of these. Select to save as a .jpg or.png, and click "I'm Done, Re-size My Picture."
You will be taken to a page where you are given the option to preview the image, save it to your computer, save it to the internet or edit it further. Save it to your computer and you are done!