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
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: