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  • Tips to upload great pics of your products.

    General Discussion Created 3 years ago | Updated 3 years ago
  • OA
    Oluwaseyi A S
    I take all the pics of my products myself...shirts, paintings, stationary etc  My shop is hobbyhub. You can save time and money if you master these simple steps.
     Here are some tips:
    1- Get a phone with at least 2 megapixels camera. The higher the megapixels, the sharper the pic. (Konga requires pictures to be 500 x 500 pixels that translates to having a camera phone of at least 2 mp for a picture size of 1600 x 1200 -putting the unwanted space into consideration). I use  my Infinix which has 8 mp.
    2- Place your boxed item or fashion model on a white surface under good light e.g outside in strong sunlight or indoors in the evening under florescent lamps.
    3- Place an L-shaped or U-Shaped white backdrop around the white surface to deflect light and eliminate any shadows. Better still draped a white cloth over the vertical frame to drape without corners over the table (like professional photographers do)
    4- Focus the camera phone until you see the image is quite sharp  Set your arm on a steady surface or prop your phone on a support and use its self timer mode. THEN CLICK.
    5- You can edit and crop the pic further on your phone or bluetooth the image to a computer and edit on Windows picture editor or Photoshop (like I do). NOTE:-You can use Adobe Photoshop to remove unwanted background of images. For this you use the outline tools and crop tools. Next, save them as .jpeg files which Photoshop will automatically give a 255 pure white background.
     Adobe now has free downloads of Photoshop CS2 one of the oldest but still viable edition. 
    6- Send and crop the pic on your Konga Shop
    
    SYNOPSIS- Elements that determine the quality of photos and prints include:
    Good lighting of a subject
    Proper focus and exposure
    Image clarity (lack of blur due to camera shake or incorrect shutter speed)
    Shooting at the highest resolution and quality camera settings
    
     That's All!
    
    P>S I might give a more detailed description on a new thread when I have the time.

Comments

  • RR
    Raycom R B
    Posted 3 years ago
    You have been so helpful. With such vivid description of the steps. Keep it up!
  • OA
    Oluwaseyi A S
    Posted 3 years ago
    If I attend, just look out for a young woman with big authentic afro and kohl-ed eyes. If not, I'll be in my studio painting... not at the summit. 
    Have a great time there and barrage the speakers with questions until there are no more 'q's in the latin alphabet.
    Cheers..
  • RR
    Raycom R B
    Posted 3 years ago
    I would have to try these steps. I hope to meet u at Seller Sumit 2015. Thanks
  • OA
    Oluwaseyi A S
    Posted 3 years ago
    Wow you are here too. I replied to one of your questions/posts about this cute photo of yours. Do try those tips first then let's know how far.
    
  • RR
    Raycom R B
    Posted 3 years ago
    This is quite instructive. But I have a fashion shop. I need a clearer direction on how to handle the upload
    Attached is a sample image of my product
  • OA
    Oluwaseyi A S
    Posted 3 years ago
    T'was a pleasure. Thank you too.
  • AK
    Adenike K S
    Posted 3 years ago
    Very helpful.  Thanks a lot.
  • DA
    Dare A S
    Posted 3 years ago
    This is very helpful.
    
    Thanks.
  • BO
    Bamigbola O S
    Posted 3 years ago
    Thanks for this Oluwaseyi, this is kind of you. Its really helpful.

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