I’m confused

Specific Uploading Instructions Please

I'm very new to all this selling art online, the main problem I'm having is trying to figure out how to edit my image for uploading. I have read the settings it should be but I'm still confused. So far I uploaded all my art 300 dpi, jpeg, but i believe they are all set at 1280 by whatever dimensions, some are srgb and some dont have a color profile..ugh! The more I edit the more the image loses quality right? Should I just re scan my originals? And with what settings for the best quality? Im so confused
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  • Hi Leah,

    Thanks for your post and I'll be happy to help answer any questions.

    First, when you upload images to your website, they should be at appropriate resolution for the web, i.e. somewhere around 72dpi and maybe 800px in the longer dimension...whatever works for your design. Depending on what you use to build your site, if it's a 3rd-party hosted solution, WordPress or something like that they may generate those web versions for you.

    Then Fotomoto can be used to sell products based on those images. Once an order is placed via Fotomoto, we then need the high resolution file as explained in How Fotomoto works on your site - no upload needed until a customer orders and you should prepare the high resolution images based on our guidelines at Preparing print-ready files for order uploads. Note that Fotomoto will expect that the aspect ratio of the high resolution file(s) will match those of the web resolution version on your site.

    Does that help? If not just let me know what I can help with further.

    Kind regards,
    Derek
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  • Still a bit confused because if I'm uploading at a lower resolution for web ready, how would it be print ready? My portfolio is on crevado.
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  • Hi Leah,

    Thanks for the reply. Fotomoto works differently than many other e-commerce solutions, so no worries about the confusion.

    Fotomoto is designed to accept orders based on the a) the dimensions of the web ready image on your site and b) the print settings in your Fotomoto Dashboard.

    There's no need to upload any high resolution images until an order is placed. When an order comes in, we send you a notification email and provide instructions on where to upload the high resolution file. You can also automate the process using our Auto Pickup feature, which will go out and fetch the high resolution images from a 3rd party when needed.

    Does that help?

    Thanks again and kind regards,
    Derek
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  • Okay thank you, So I guess I'll figure it out depending on an order that comes in and when it comes in and hopefully can figure out the right resolution for that order
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  • You're very welcome Leah!

    One thing to keep in mind here: you don't want to make the image available at print sizes that are larger than your source image can support, so check out the size of your source image and disable any print sizes that are too big for your image.

    For example, say your image is 3872px x 2592px. Divide each dimension by 200 (minimum suggested print resolution in dpi) to get the biggest-suggested print size. In this case 3872/200 x 2592/200 is 19.36" x 12.96", so you could sell any size up to 12"x18" and you might want to disable anything larger.

    If you have different images where resolution is significantly higher, you can set up a different Collection in Fotomoto where larger print sizes are available. More on how to use Collections in our Set product and pricing options article.

    Hope that all helps and if I can assist further just let me know!

    Kind regards,
    Derek
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