Beautiful photography is perhaps the most essential ingredient in selling your artwork through an online, catalog marketplace. We recommend that all your artwork is photographed by a professional photographer with experience shooting artwork.

It is important to note that the goal of these photographs should be giving a potential customer the best possible view of your piece. In our experience, highly elaborate settings or busy images distract customers from purchasing a work. It is very important to display your artwork on a completely vertical surface for photographing; pictures with converging sides are very difficult to correct, as cropping will lose a percentage of the image.

When submitting images, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Images should be JPEGs between 550 and 2000 pixels in their largest dimension.
  • The image must be saved in the RGB color format.
  • The image should be under 2MB in size.
  • Images should not be interpolated, or “upsized”, to meet the above requirement.
  • The artwork should not be photographed against a highly textured background, and should not be shown in an elaborate room setting.
  • The artwork should be well lit, highlighting its best features, without hard shadows or excessive flash reflections.


For more detailed information, please download (see below) instruction “How to photograph an artwork” prepared by GUILD, LLC.

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