WHAT AND HOW TO UPLOAD/SELL ON ARTMOOVE
What image file types are accepted?
File Format: Please select a file on your computer that you wish to upload. You can only upload JPG and PNG files for artworks. Please remember that you are only invited and allowed to upload photos of original artworks created by you and that you own the copyright.
- Color Model: Images should be saved with an sRGB color profile to ensure correct color reproduction online.
- Image Resolution: The minimum required resolution is 800 pixels on the longest side
. It is fundamental a high quality display of your images on artwork pages without image degradation and where important features of the artwork are clearly visible. We believe buyers are much more likely to purchase an artwork that has been represented by high quality images. High resolution is also required to allow your artwork to be featured on our Homepage if selected by our curatorial board.
- Image Size: Maximum size 2MB
The information needed about your artwork are:
- Description. To provide enough information about your artwork is essential. A good presentation allows a better understanding of the work by the observer. Also, think from the perspective of a buyer aswell – provide enough but exhaustive information to inform the buyer, assist in the buy choice. It is very important to give some insight into you, the Artist. Please, expose all flaws.
- Year of Creation.
- Category – Medium – Style – Subject Matter. Each of this information will be especially useful for Search and Browse features. The more information, the easier it will be to find.
- Keywords – We advice to choose a maximum of 5. Spend time selecting precisely – abstain from words that are not descriptive, avoid adjectives, define the subject (what is it?), if it helps you could try to answer to the questions who, what, how, why, when and where.
How to photograph your artworks
It’s determining that you shoot high quality photographs that depict the features of your work in real life with accuracy for a more in depth appreciation and perception of your art. Also, taking high quality photos of your artworks is a necessary part of successfully selling your art online. To take photos of artworks can be a tricky task, especially if you don’t have great photography skills. We suggest you to follow those 4 easy steps:
1) The Space and Light
Find a proper location to photograph your artwork. A room with large windows or a place outside are the best solutions. Natural lighting is the most appropriate source of light to take the photo. If you cannot find neither of the two spaces, you can use two artificial lamps of the same intensity. Position those lights behind the spot from which you are taking the photograph. Ideally, try to direct the lamps so that they face the center of the work at a 45 degree angle. The wall or surface where you are either leaning, hanging or placing the artwork must be a clear, clean wall or surface to avoid the presence of distracting shadows that take away the focus from your piece.
2) The Camera
The settings of your camera must be properly adjusted to obtain the best results. The ISO on your camera should be set low, between 100-200, depending on the camera you have in use. If the ISO is set too high you might end up with a grainy picture as the ISO determines how sensitive your camera will be to light. (Insert two photos examples here).
Be sure to turn off the camera flash that could alter the real colors of the work. Also, turn off the date stamp functionality if it is available.
Place your camera firmly to avoid movement, use a tripod and make sure that the angle of the camera lens is parallel with the face of your artwork. If you don’t have a tripod, you can place the camera on a flat surface to keep it straight and still so that you can shoot the finest picture and present your work at its best to the viewers and possible buyers.
Take more than one shot, try from different angle and viewpoint. Think about the best feature to catch and put in focus, enhance it. A close-up of the signature is a good idea and if the work is a limited edition print take a shot of the edition number.
3) Computer upload and editing
When you are ready, upload all of the photos to your computer to see them better and select the greatest of them. Add finishing touches making necessary adjustments there where needed, use your favorite photo editing software but do not edit too much otherwise you risk to spoil the real life look of the artwork. Do not add watermarks to the photo as those can really affect the display representation of the work and ruin its perception by the viewers and reduce your chances of selling it.
4) Upload to Artmoove
Move your art now! Your masterpiece is ready to be uploaded on Artmoove. If you have followed these easy steps you shouldn’t have had problems to take good pictures of your works and present a professional artwork portfolio to the Artmoove community and also catch the attentions of possible buyers.