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Auntmaymesattic

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Hi everyone.  I just downloaded a CSV file from Etsy and realized I might need to change my photo sizes.  Can anyone refresh my memory as to what size (in pixels, dpi, etc) they need to be?  Also, should they be compressed?

One last question.  My listings are in the Scheduled folder but they have a start date of today, when I downloaded them.  Does this mean they will be active today (confused), or do I need to go in and modify them before they become active?  I need to clean them up a bit so I'll need some time to do this.

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MicheleMade

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I've been using all the exact same photos on all four sites I sell on.  I never change the sizes and it works out really well. 

Don't worry about the scheduled listings becoming active right away.  You'll see a start time/date and an ending time/date.  What this means is that those listings have started to be scheduled listings on the "starting date" and they will stop being scheduled listings on the "ending date".  The ending date is when they automatically become active listings.  I think I had about four or five months on my scheduled listings when I did a partial import from Etsy. 

A little trick so you don't lose any of your 120 days you've paid for:  When you're editing your listings and are about ready to make them active, be sure to change the starting date and time to just a few minutes into the future.  I just realized this the other day and started doing it with the last few listings I've made active. I'm so glad we can do this because I now don't feel rushed to get everything in my scheduled folder listed right away, for fear that I'm letting the 120 days whittle away. (:

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Thanks, Michele, for your reply.  I recall Craig saying (somewhere, either via email or otherwise) that photos should be 800 x 800 pixels and 72 dpi.  (just now found my notes). Have you heard anything like this?  But your answer has me curious.  Can I ask what other sites you sell on?  I know Etsy asks for 1000 pixels wide, and I do that, but if it's not in a square format, I'll have white space around the photo.

And about those scheduled listings.  Thanks for the tip!  I found out that the "active" date is exactly 1 year from the time I downloaded them, (duh! This was a great fix that Artyah did so our quarantined listings wouldn't show!) so that gives me lots of time to edit. The ones I'm editing from my Scheduled folder I've removed the photos, and changed the Active date to December 31, 2018, so I know that I've looked at them.  This places them in the bottom of my Listings list and I can group edit them more easily this way.  For example, I can pick and choose a group of five similar items, edit them, and they are dumped at the bottom of the list with the date.


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MicheleMade

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I sell on eBay, Etsy, Aftcra and ArtYah.  Honestly, when I edit my photos I never even think about what size they are.  I just use photo editing software to crop them, straighten them, and improve the colors until I'm happy with them.  I always make one a perfect square to be my main photo.  As far as I know, the size of my photos has never been an issue on any site and I really hope they always look crisp and clear to buyers. (:

I'm not sure I can trust my memory on this, but I believe I have my digital camera settings set up for PC size photos, whatever size that might be.  That way, they are never too small or too big to begin with.  I've had to take photos in the past with my smartphone and did run into some sizing problems until I also changed the setting on my phone's camera.  This is so much easier than altering the size after taking them.

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JustMeToo

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I have always used 1500 pixels as my largest side for my photos online.  It works perfectly for me - but I like "in your face" photos, so customers can see everything up close.
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