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Criteria and intro to pattern photography

Criteria and tech specs

Clear, high quality photos of the finished object your pattern describes will greatly increase your chances of making good sales. Your potential customers will have a better idea of what they are making, plus a more delightful online shopping experience; and we are also more likely to promote your pattern on our email and social channels, thus giving it more visibility to a wider customer audience.

Generally, garments look best on models, while plain or light backgrounds allow your design to be seen clearly. Where possible, include photos that show the detail of a particular feature of your design, such as close-ups of colour work or intricate stitch work panels.

We require at least one photograph when you post a pattern with us, and the technical specifications are:

  • Under 10MB
  • One of the following formats: .jpg, .png, .jpeg
  • At least 1000x1000px
  • Well-lit and in focus
  • No text, unless it is a watermark
  • No artwork or borders for the main display image
  • A single photograph for the main display image. Photo collages can be used in additional photographs
  • No mature content

Photography guides

You don’t need an expensive camera, but there are a few things to keep in mind when taking the pictures; such as having clean, uncluttered backgrounds, good natural lighting, and in-focus well-composed images. Here is a 2-part guide with lots of really useful tips to make your photography beautiful:

Part 1

Part 2

Updated on June 22, 2018

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