About Preparing images for your FineArtPost site
The intent of FineArtPost is to enable artists to have a high quality
site. The quality of the images is an important factor. They must
be well photographed and it is very likely that some pre-processing
of the images must also be done. This is an area where the
help of a professional may be very useful. I will not offer
advice about photographing art here since there are books devoted
to the subject. What follows are specific tips about pre-processing
of digital images for use on a FineArtPost site.
The following procedures are likely to be necessary
- Color correction
- Resizing of image
Notes about resizing:
At the time of uploading the images are automatically resized and
thumbnails are created, however there are several reasons to resize
your images prior to uploading.
Maximum file size 1MB
The server will not accept files over one megabyte in size.
Attempting to upload files larger than one megabyte in size will
Speeding the upload
FineArtPost has set a maximum image size of 650 pixels for the
largest dimension of an image. Images that exceed that size will
be resized to conform to the maximum. Thus uploading a larger image
will give no increase in quality and will increase the time spent
uploading the image.
Choosing a smaller Maximum image size
As screens get larger and modems get faster it becomes practical
to view larger images. However some artists feel that there is a
danger in presenting large images on the internet. Specifically
the danger that someone could pirate their works and make use of
them without permission.
By reducing the size of your images prior to uploading, one can
restrict the size to something smaller than the maximum size. For
example if you felt safer presenting your work at maximum size of
400 pixels. Then resize the works to that size prior to uploading
If you need professional image preprocessing
FineArtPost recommendsEmill.com Their
prices are competitive and they are familiar with FineArtPost.