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Print Sizes Offered Vs. Resolution Of Photo Uploaded

Posted by: Karyn Robinson on 09/05/2012 - 1:33 AM

I just noticed one of my paintings is only being offered in two sizes, the largest being an 8" x 10". The resolution should be more than adequate to print larger prints, in fact I have photos with lesser resolution being offered in larger sizes. How does this happen and can it be changed? Thank you, I have someone wanting to purchase a larger print!


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Posted by: Margaret Saheed on 09/05/2012 - 1:44 AM

Karyn, when you say 'only being offered in two sizes' do you mean when you click the image (for a print) on your profile page, or do you mean FAA is only offering two sizes on your Edit Image page? ie. Have you checked under Edit Image to make sure you have entered a price in all the available sizes if you want them.


Posted by: Karyn Robinson on 09/05/2012 - 1:51 AM

When I uploaded my art I used the default settings option in that I listed a price of every size once and it filled them in automatically. I'll try to upload it again and see if that was the problem. Thanks for the feedback, Margaret! Have a nice evening.


Posted by: Karyn Robinson on 09/05/2012 - 1:54 AM

That was it, Margaret! Thank you so much!!!!


Posted by: Margaret Saheed on 09/05/2012 - 2:12 AM

I'm glad you solved the problem, Karyn! When you are uploading paintings, it is a good idea to consider how an enlarged print of the painting would look if your pixel dimensions are high enough for FAA to offer sizes larger than the original painting.


Posted by: Karyn Robinson on 09/05/2012 - 2:23 AM

I assumed, (always dangerous, I know) that FAA would not offer a size that the resolution of the photo would not support. Is that not the case? If I associate a price with every dimension does FAA automatically offer those sizes without regard to what the quality of the print would be?


Posted by: Zeana Romanovna on 09/05/2012 - 2:42 AM

Karyn, if you sell that image at the top size offered you may well end up with a kind email from FAA asking you to fix your image. With many images, it really is best to not sell at the very largest sale size offered. Many of us clear that box to be safe. :) I had the experience I mentioned, and learnt from it!

Tip : Look at your image at 200% and see if it holds together.


Posted by: Margaret Saheed on 09/05/2012 - 2:43 AM

FAA offers sizes depending on the pixel dimensions but it is up to the artist to check print quality. I consider two different aspects when it is a painting. Firstly, because I now have a 14MP camera I could offer sizes much larger that the 8" x 10" original painting but I would rarely offer prints much larger than the painting. Of course it also depends on your painting style and medium.

The other factor is print quality. Do you check the image at 100% resolution by zooming to avoid perhaps losing a sale due to poor print quality? If FAA are offering large options due to the pixel dimensions, it can be an idea to leave the largest one or two blank just to be on the safe side!

Edit: Zeana I see you were saying similar at the same time!


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