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Image Upload Guidelines

Last updated January 22, 2022

At Artrepreneur, our goal is to help you succeed in your creative career. To help you best present your work and to ensure that our members and visitors have an enjoyable user experience when browsing and searching for art, we have developed the following guidelines for artwork uploaded to our platform.

UPLOADS SHOULD BE ARTISTIC IN NATURE

Artrepreneur accepts images that promote visual artists and their creative work. Uploaded images must be artistic in nature. Non-artistic works, such as:

  • selfies,
  • Snapshots of friends and family,
  • promotional photos,
  • unintentionally tilted photos,
  • or casual photos shot without purposeful artistic intent (I.e. photos taken out the window of a moving vehicle or uploaded directly from your phone or camera without basic adjustments such as brightness, contrast, or color adjustments)

 

will be removed at our discretion. Merely adding an automated filter to a selfie, snapshot or other non-artistic work will not make it rise to the level of “artistic in nature” and may be removed. Any uploads that include a phone app or other computer program logo will be removed.

Images depicting pornography or hate speech will be removed. Artistic nudity or expletives will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

ARTWORK CATEGORIES

We accept images of artwork in the following creative categories:

  • Digital Art
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Maker
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

When uploading your work, you will be asked to choose a category and subcategory for that work or group of works.  While you can change a works category or subcategory after uploading by editing the work or using the bulk editor in your Manage Art Area, the preferred method is to upload groups of works that each fit a specific category and subcategory. Miscategorized works may be removed at our discretion.

Note to Videographers: Artrepreneur is primarily a platform for still images and animated GIFs, but not video.  However, Pro Members can add a video to their artwork detail pages from YouTube, Instagram, and Vimeo. Videographers should upload a still image, or animated GIF of their work first. Then you can edit the artwork to attach the video sample. Note that we may not have a category or subcategory to fit your video genre.

 

IMAGE FILE REQUIREMENTS

Uploaded images should be in one of the following formats:  jpg, png, gif, or animated gif.

We recommend uploading large images that show off the quality of your work. However, images above 2500px wide or 2500px high will be reduced to fit those dimensions in the original ratio.

Thumbnail gallery images, such as those on the search and browse pages, may be cropped. Opening the image will show the image in its original ratio.

If you are uploading work for our Giclée Print service, use the following specifications:

  • Print Size Dimensions:
    – Minimum Size: 2400px on each side. (8″ at 300 DPI)
    – Maximum Size: 10,800px on the smallest side (36″ at 300 DPI)
    – Maximum number of pixels is 100 million (Pixel Height x Pixel Width)
  • Colorspace: RGB
  • File Format: .jpg or .png (transparent .png images are not allowed)

 

IMAGE QUALITY 

It’s important to upload high-quality images that accurately represent your artwork. If the digital images or photos of your work are poor, viewers will not have a good impression of your work or your talent. Images of your art should be as compelling as the work itself.

To ensure that artwork on Artrepreneur is of the highest quality, your images should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Photos of physical works should avoid:
    • Underexposed or overexposed images
    • Poor lighting
    • Color shifts
    • Harsh shadows or reflections
    • Blur from motion or focusing issues
    • Dirty lenses or fogging
    • Tilted or rotated images. The artwork should have straight edges and corners.
  • Images should be cropped to minimize excessively larger borders or distracting elements such as hands, pets, furniture, art supplies, etc.
  • Avoid excessive image noise from upsampling or upscaling.
  • Minimize artifacts from heavy post-production processing or over-filtering
  • Use high-resolution images. Do not upload thumbnails to represent your work.
  • Images should be free from intrusive watermarks, digital signatures, or text elements, such as dates or descriptions, that are not part of the work.

 

CROPPING

Cropping is an important part of your composition. By trimming your image to include only the artwork, viewers can focus on what is most important, the artwork.

  • Distracting elements, such as hands, feet, tables, tile, or any other elements not intrinsic to your work, will have a negative impact on your viewers.
  • Images that include frames should be added as additional images. The cropped version without the frame should be the primary image.

Works that are not properly cropped, especially if the image is tilted or taken at an odd angle as shown in the graphic below, will likely give viewers the impression that you don’t care about how your work is perceived. If you don’t care then why should anyone else?

We suggest you always strive to give the best impression about yourself and your work. Uploading high-quality cropped images will be critical to a positive impression.

WE CAN NOT STRESS ENOUGH HOW IMPORTANT CROPPING IMAGES OF YOUR ARTWORK WILL BE TO YOUR SUCCESS. 

Cropping can mean the difference between selling your work or getting a job. Plus, it’s so simple to do on Artrepreneur.  When you upload your work, use the edit button, as shown below, to find the cropping tool.  Photographs of your work should be as straight as possible to minimize harsh angles, which will help make your images look their best when cropping.

 

PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS, COMPARISON SHOTS, OR MULTIPLE IMAGES OF THE SAME WORK

When uploading your work to Artrepreneur, an artwork detail page is created, which allows you to add detailed information about the work, add the work to the Marketplace, and more. Each artwork detail page is considered a unique and independent work with its own artwork ID.

Each upload should include a single work only, with the exception of before and after images to show photo retouching. Images that include multiple works may be removed.

If you wish to upload multiple images of the same work, such as:

  • uploading different views of your sculpture,
  • works hanging in a home or gallery,
  • Macro or detail shots of your work,
  • wireframes of your 3D models,
  • advertisements including your work,
  • or promotional pictures,

DO NOT UPLOAD them as individual works.  That will create independent work for each image. Instead, upload your primary image to create the artwork detail page for that work.  You can then add up to five (5) additional images to any artwork detail page from the edit screen. You can add additional images by clicking the edit button on your artwork page.

 

IMAGES WITH SLIGHT VARIATIONS

Curating your work is critical to this process, to help you get more gigs and notoriety as well as to ensure that our members have a great user experience when browsing art and design on Artrepreneur.

Slight variations should not be uploaded as independent artworks. If you have a series of similar images, such as a succession of photos of the same object (as shown below.), you should choose the one that you believe is the best version and upload only that version.

You may add the other versions as additional images from your artwork edit page. Slight variations may be deleted at our discretion.

 

UNFINISHED WORKS

Unfinished studies or other non-final images of completed works should not be added as Primary Images but as additional images. Indications that artwork is unfinished include sketches, artwork presented on lined paper, or partially rendered works. Unfinished works will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be removed.

 

FRAMES

Images should not include frames unless the frame is part of the work. Images should be cropped to remove the frames.  The framed image can be added as an additional image on the artwork’s edit screen.  (See Adding Multiple Images of the Same Artwork.)

 

DUPLICATE IMAGES

Duplicate images will be removed at our discretion.

 

NOTICE

ARTREPRENEUR MEMBERS AND VISITORS MUST ABIDE BY ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOUND IN THE ARTREPRENEUR TERMS OF SERVICE AND INCORPORATED POLICIES LISTED IN THE POLICIES AND GUIDELINES OF THIS HELP CENTER.

(Terms with initial capitalization but not defined in these Image Guidelines can be found in the Artrepreneur Terms of Service.)

Artwork uploaded to Artrepreneur is subject to staff review on a case-by-case basis. If the staff determines that a work is in violation of these Image Guidelines, the artwork will be removed. All determinations are subject to Artrepreneur’s sole discretion.

WARNING: IF REMOVED ARTWORK IS UPLOADED AGAIN WITHOUT CORRECTION OR APPROVAL FROM OUR SUPPORT TEAM, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE BANNED.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about pour Marketplace Rules, you may contact us using the information below:

By email: [email protected] or through our Contact Page.

By mail: Orangenius Inc., DBA Artrepreneur. 511 Ave of the Americas Unit #934, New York, NY 10011

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