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Photo requirements for Tops

Check the requirements you must follow to boost your listings with photos.

Photos are a key element to stand out from the competition, since listings with good quality photographs have a better positioning in the search results. In order to achieve this, follow these guidelines:

First photo of each variation

The variations’ cover photos are the most important ones since they present your product and influence the purchase decision. Follow these recommendations and don’t expose yourself to the pausing of your listing:


To make your product the protagonist of the photo, use a purely white, gray or beige background color, without gradient or textures to make your garment stand out. Make sure your product stands out from the background. 

Do not use textured backgrounds or backgrounds in places that detract from your garment.


Show your tops in 2 ways: modeled by a person or on a transparent mannequin. Both options allow you to better appreciate the garment fit, which will help you reduce questions and returns.

If you use a mannequin, digitally remove it so it only shows your garment. It is important to have a good edition that allows your product to stand out with no distractions.


Do not use photos where your product is wrinkled, on a hanger, poorly lit that does not allow the appreciation of its characteristics or with other garments.

Do not use photos where your product is folded, with elements that deviate the attention from it or that have more than one model.

Shots and framing

To achieve photos that highlight your product as the protagonist, keep in mind:

  • Your product must be viewed in its entirety. It should not be cropped.
  • It must occupy 95% of the image. If it is too far away, it cannot be viewed properly and if it is too close, the notion of the real size of the product is lost. Nor should it be a selfie or show overlapping limbs.
  • The product must be centered and positioned forward or slightly tilted. To achieve this, the photo should go from the model's thigh to a few centimeters above their head, so the garment will be better appreciated.

Do not add extras

The goal of the photos is to focus all the attention on one single element: the product. It is essential that there are no distractions. Therefore: 

  • You should not add contextual elements to the photo, for example, accessories. This could confuse the buyers and make them think that the accessory is included in the purchase. 
  • Avoid including your contact details such as emails, telephones or links. 
  • Do not add your logo, watermarks, frames, QR codes or texts
  • Take your own pictures. Do not use photos from other people or from the internet. If an image infringes copyrights, we may pause your listing.
  • Avoid adding the measurements of the product in the photos. There are other places where you can add this information: we recommend using a size chart.

Additional photos of the listing

Complete your listing by uploading more images that highlight the strong features of the garments. Remember that you must upload at least 4 photos and a maximum of 8. It is extremely important that all the photos focus on the product you are selling

Show your product from other angles. We suggest the shots of the other photos be:

From the back: in the same way as the front view, but showing the product from the back.

Detail: focuses on a small part of your product. It is essential for highlighting textures and showing the type of fabric. If your product has a detail that makes it unique, highlight it with a close-up.

Full body: from head to toe, without cutting off any part of the body. Pay attention to the garment that comes with your product, so that your shirt, blouse or sweatshirt is not overshadowed. 

  • If you prefer to take your photos with an invisible mannequin, the fourth photo would be of another detail that you want to highlight in your product.

If you would like to add more photos, you can also combine images that show a model wearing the product and others with invisible mannequin.

It is important to show the product exactly as it is, so that buyers have their expectations met. The closer to reality your product is shown, fewer are the questions you may receive, you can also increase your direct sales and save time


Quality and Edition

Bear in mind that a low quality photo is not attractive. The images should look good and should not be deformed when zoomed in. That is why the photos of your listing must follow at least these technical specifications:

Once you take the pictures, it is time to edit them, and you will have the opportunity to enhance the lighting and the color contrast, among other things. 

We recommend a few apps for mobile phones and computers. Most of them are free and offer a paid version with more features:

  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Snapseed
  • Afterlight
  • VSCO
  • Pixlr

Follow these requirements and optimize your garment photos to boost your positioning in the search results, attract the attention of more buyers and increase your sales.

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