Fine Art America is the world's most powerful sales and marketing tool for photographers and visual artists.
Simply open an account, upload your images, set your prices for all our available products, and you're instantly in business! FAA provides you with an e-commerce website, fulfills your orders for you, and sends you your profits each month.
If anyone wants to remove all of their content from Pixels.com (or any of our other domains), it's very easy to do:
1. Go to your "Behind the Scenes" page.
2. Click on the icon that says "Domains" (it's right up near the top).
3. Uncheck any of the domains that you don't want to sell on.
4. Click "Submit".
It's that easy. Just uncheck the box next to Pixels.com, click submit, and you're done. If you do that, your images and your profile page will instantly be removed from Pixels.com, and you never have to think about the site ever again.
To answer some of the other questions that have come up:
1. We will begin selling Samsung Galaxy cases sometime in August.
2. You will be able to rotate the phone cases to better suit horizontal images sometime in August.
3. The buyer will always be able to resize and reposition your images on the phone cases (just like they do with greeting cards). There is no need to upload iPhone specific images.
4. If you have prices set for iPhone cases, the iPhone cases are now showing on your Artist Website.
5. You'll be able to control which products appear on your Artist Website next week.
6. There is absolutely no reason to worry about "duplicate content" penalties from Google if you have your images for sales on multiples domains such as FAA, FineArtEngland.com, FineArtEurope.com, Pixels.com, etc. We have been displaying content on 10+ domains since 2006 without any problems. We know how to code everything correctly.
General Summary About Pixels.com
Absolutely nothing is changing on FAA, and if you follow the instructions, above, and remove your content from Pixels.com... then, literally, nothing has changed for you.
We bought Pixels.com for two reasons.
1. FAA isn't a great name for our international members (and potential buyers), and instead of continuing to buy country-specific domains such as FineArtEngland.com, etc... we needed a universal name that everyone could use. Pixels.com is that universal name, and it's a great name. It's short, it's memorable, and it gives a little indication of what we're all about (i.e. images).
2. We needed a domain name that would allow us to expand into new product categories such as iPhone cases, puzzles, etc.
That's it. If you don't want to participate in Pixels.com, that's perfectly OK.
Think of it this way. Pixels.com is the "parent site" that sells all products. FAA and the other Fine Art domains are specialty sites that only sell a sub-selection of those products - the "fine art" products.
I agree with Rona Black and would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to FAA, Sean, and Abbie for all they do for us to make all of our great sales possible for so little money...THANK YOU, THANK YOU and THANK YOU once again!!!
Thank you. For allowing us an easy way to opt in and out of any of the sites. Also, for providing us more options to sell our products. I like the idea of keeping the two aspects separate.
Will you plan a different look for Pixels? I really like the logo.
Also, I don't know if you caught this comment in another discussion thread, but as you may have noticed, many people here sell on other sites such as Cafe Press and Zazzle. People have been looking for an alternative site to sell on, but one that will address the problems people were having on those sites. I hope that is also another goal you have with Pixels.
I think for now I will opt out of Pixels and see how the shake down goes. The last thing I really want to get into is another site with another set of issues.
Awesome Sean! That's why FAA is FAA, Sean is always taking care of us, thanks Sean. This will give us the best of all worlds. I liked having the separate domains and the way it was set up, but for those who had reservations, now we all have a choice. -W
Never let it be said again that you won't accommodate the artists on FAA. That's huge of you to allow those on FAA who want no part of Pixels, to distance themselves from it all together. Kudos to you! I'll be keeping all of my options, like so many others - open.
So how do I use the bulk edit tool to remove the iPhone/cases for my current print offerings. Just went through each last month and selectively chose to not offer the largest or the largest couple of sizes on some of my prints, etc. If I use the bulk edit tool and leave iphone/phone box blank... Then it will automatically offer all all the print sizes, some of which I might have decided not to offer. It looks automatically at the file size and puts the default in there.
I would like to offer iPhone cases but not on all of my images on Pixels/FAA. Also I realize on new images that I upload I can either decide to opt in for phone case through the upload screen or through the default screen.
Not really sure I want to go through all my images to remove phone case either. It bothers me that when i decide to only offer certain print sizes on certain images the bulk edit aways wipes that out puts in all the sizes again. Not sure if that all makes sense.
Just a Suggestion - for those like me who don't want to go searching for the information Sean provided, at a later date - I just copied and saved it to my computer for future reference. If we do that, there won't be a need for FAA to repeat themselves, over and over, down the road :)
Just take yourself off Pixels if you do not wish to sell all the added extras coming up
However if you DO wish to stay there you can disable the prices which takes off the cases
You can disable iphone cases for all of your images using the bulk editor without affecting the print prices or greeting card prices for your images.
When using the bulk editor, simple uncheck the box that says "Change Prices for This Product" next to the products that you don't want to change, and you'll be all set.
For example, if you want to disable iphone cases for all of your images:
1. Uncheck the box that says "Change Prices for This Product" next to the print products.
2. Uncheck the box that says "Change Prices for This Product" next to the greeting card products.
3. Delete the price for the iphone cases.
That will do it. Iphone cases will be disabled for all of your selected images.
But Donna, we love doing that..... At least I am pretty sure Abbie does. heh
On that note, I am taking my son to the Bronx Zoo. Yall have fun
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Cynthia, I have done the same thing. Since apparently we can not upload images directly into pixels. I hope that option is coming. I have a gallery of small images I would like to use as phone cases that are too small for prints. It does look very strange to have an image here on FAA and not have any product. i did finally went in and at least added a greeting card option so there is something. Ii too would like the option to hide these image here on FAA where there is not corresponding product.
That will be because you went in this thread asking if people wanted their prices kept on, saying Respect Dude! Thanks! Posted by: Dan Turner on 07/24/2013 - 3:40 PM http://pixels.com/showmessages.php?messageid=1340360 Sean actually asked people to comment if they wished their pricing kept on
Either the ability to hide folders on either site, (which Abbie kindly explained isn't available at present) or the ability to specify upon upload where the image/gallery appears; FAA, Pixels, or both.
Question re pixels.com./faa...............If I choose pixels at the behind-the-scenes Domains, do I have to offer other products than my art - i.e., phone cases,etc. ???
Or......can I be on pixels for just my art ? not to sell other products. ?
Vivian, I have nearly finished going through my images on pixels and deciding which ones I want to offer as phone cases. putting my price on the ones I want, and deleting the $4.50 default price on the others. But I'm sure someone will tell you how to bulk delete them, or what other options you have. You could check the edit page of an image to see what yours are showing!
Thanks Susan and Marg........I did go through all mine before the recent new change, and went through again to find the art offered as phone cases, so I changed them to blank pricing, but then I thought will my art show at pixles.com without selling 'items'.......and you've answered in the affirmative, for wihich I thank you both so much.........as it happens, two of mine looked really pretty as phone cases, so I left them for sale and put a $10 price for me..........just for fun. I suppose I could just go there to p.com to check my pages......that's too easy, lol, and last time, I couldn't get 'out', lol..............
Thank you for creating more opportunities for sales and for offering a place to exchange information with other artists.
I have a couple thoughts, questions...
1) Phone cases, is it possible down the road to have the ability of turning the image to fit the main subject in certain images better on the case?
2) I sign in on Pixels.com and when I edit anything, I end up on FAA and no longer in Pixel. Found this out when I edited an image's phone price in Pixel and went to see it and couldn't, 'cause I was unaware of having been switched over from Pixel to FAA. How can I stay on Pixel if signed in on Pixel, and is there a way to go directly to Pixel from FAA? (I know the reverse is currently possible weather I want to or not)
3) Is there a way to make images a tad more secure yet clearly viewable? My daughter on her computer (as a buying guest, not signed in) screen-captured one of my images and she made a reasonably good 8x10 photo and cards by just cropping out the watermark in the bottom corner, and I assume she could of as well made a phone case cover from the digital image? I told her next time just ask me for it... but it got me to thinking... is there a way to increase the watermark size, put two watermarks, or have the ability to move it? Yes, I know it slightly detracts from the image, however, if the watermark was larger or there were two of them, it would be apparent that it's not a permanent mark. The Stock Photo sites have huge watermarks on their images and I heard some imbed them with some sort of pixel signatures. Theft is always a problem online...even from your own kids apparently.
4) Down the road, could there be an option regarding the avatar, square or rectangle, or have the ability to fit more or reposition an image in the square... this is really an issue with panoramas. Currently I'm including "xxxxxx Panorama" in the title.
Thank you for all your work and help. Best of luck with all the upgrades and cross-overs.
"I sign in on Pixels.com and when I edit anything, I end up on FAA and no longer in Pixel. Found this out when I edited an image's phone price in Pixel and went to see it and couldn't, 'cause I was unaware of having been switched over from Pixel to FAA. How can I stay on Pixel if signed in on Pixel"
Patrick, I am having the same exact problem.
I sign onto Pixels and as soon as I do anything, I am no longer on pixels.com, I am now on fineartamerica.com It's really annoying. I can't do anything dealing with Iphones or anything on Pixels itself.