This fall, eBay will begin enforcing new photo guidelines on all new, revised, and relisted listings. These guidelines will include the following:
- A new minimum picture size – you will be required to have a minimum length of 500 pixels on the longest side. However, they suggest you have a length of 1600 pixels on the longest side. Setting your camera to either medium or high picture quality should ensure that your picture is large enough.
- No borders on pictures – you can no longer put a border around your pictures on eBay. Natural borders on square items is however allowed.
- Pictures can not have text or artwork added – you can no longer add any artwork or extra text to your photos. This includes sales logos or your own personal store/seller logo.
- New watermark guidelines – can be used for ownership and attribution only. Watermarks can be no darker than 50% opacity, and no more than 5% of the full photo size. Links and other item details are not allowed in watermarks.
- Stock photos are only allowable for new or refurbished items – there are a few exceptions that include the Movie, Music, Book, and Video Game categories. Video game consoles however do apply for this new guideline.
- Every listing must have a photo – every listing will be required to have at least one photo.