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Topic: Getting Started
Introduction to Picture Cropping
The idea of the picture cropper is this: instead of taking one photo of each thing you have for sale (then uploading one picture of each thing you have for sale), you group items together in twos, threes, or fours, and take their picture together. Basically, you spread all your stuff out on a table or floor (the better the backdrop, the better the picture), stand above it, take a photo, and upload that.
Tips for Taking Great Croppable Pictures
The following tips can help you setup your croppable pictures such that you get the best results with the picture cropper:
- Leave some space between items, especially horizontally. The pictures people will see when they browse through your booth are slightly more wide than tall, so you want to leave enough space in your picture that each item would fit in a rectangle by itself.
- Take the picture in a well-lit area. Brighter pictures are more appealing to buyers, and usually better focused. Blurry pictures get blurrier when you zoom and crop them.
- Stand on a chair to fit more into the shot. We assume no liability for falling off of it.
- Don't go overboard. Usually, it's hard to get great pictures of more than five items in a single frame, unless they're small.
- Use the widest angle setting your camera has. If you don't have any wide angle settings, don't sweat it. A normal lens should still comfortably fit at least four medium-sized items.