Requirements and Best Practices for Images in our DesiCity Shop
When uploading images to your DesiCity shop, follow these guidelines:
All images in your shop should be one of these file types which DesiCity supports. These are:
The recommended size for product images is 2000 x 2000px. Images should be square.
The recommended size for shop icons is 500 x 500px.
The required size for shop banners is 1200 x 300px.
Use a website, Photoshop, or a similar software to resize your image bearing in mind that, if you decrease the size of an image, it won’t lower the resolution. However, increasing the size of an image, may lose resolution and pixelation may occur.
Images may appear less sharp after being uploaded due to compression of the image files. We do this in order to improve the overall performance of the page. Image sizes are optimised for mobile displays.
Great listing images help you convert shoppers to buyers. Follow these recommendations to optimise your listing images:
The featured product image should be square, ideally 2000 x 2000px. Additional images should also follow this guidance where possible.
Uploading the same shape photos for all listing photos will create a more elegant appearance and enjoyable browsing experience for the customer.
Try to capture images of your item further back then you think you’ll need. This will give you the ability to crop in without losing parts of your item.
Take your original picture from a far enough vantage point where you can see the entire product with extra negative space around your product.
Use a contrasting, clear background for all product imagery. In most cases this will be a white canvas background. The image needs to be clear, in-focus, and sharp.
Where possible, take images on stable surfaces such as tables or worktops. This will help keep the images level, and allow you to place clear backgrounds behind the product.
Images with a cluttered background are not permitted, and as such may be flagged by the DesiCity team and subsequently removed.
This includes but is not limited to:
Lifestyle images are a great way to show off your products, and their benefits, and are suggested to be used for additional product images.