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Rhonda Crane

6 Days Ago

Can You Choose A Different File For Each Type Of Product?

Hello to my fellow artists. I'm new to FAA and just uploaded my first image. After viewing the products, I noticed that some items would look better without the white rectangular background showing: t-shirts, pouches, yoga mats for example. There is a change image option next to each item... does that mean I can upload a png file for t-shirts for example while using the jpg format for most of my other items? Hope this makes sense... I would appreciate any help I can get. I thought of trying it to see what would happen, but I don't want to mess up my post if it's not possible.

Here is a link to my shop:
https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/rhonda-crane/shop

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Jessica Jenney

6 Days Ago

Yes you can. under the image click on edit image and you can upload different versions of the original file for each product Click on 'customize' product tab

 

Jeff Folger

6 Days Ago

Jessica (I'm probably wrong) but if you click under the image it just gives you a new upload screen. I do this quite often instead of going to the images screen to select the upload new image. If it works the way you said then I'm in trouble.

Or do you mean from the edit screen, upload from there which replaces the uploaded current image with a new image removing the original image (once the system refreshes)...

I'm just trying to clarify since I have considered the "upload new image" underneath my images to be nothing more than a shortcut to uploading a new image...
If I'm wrong, I will have screwed up a bunch of my images over the past couple of years...

 

Bradford Martin

6 Days Ago



 

Gill Billington

6 Days Ago

Jeff, if you click on the image you have a choice. You need to choose “edit image” as Jessica said above, then you have the option to upload other images for products.

 

Jessica Jenney

6 Days Ago

Jeff, look at each product and see the customize tab.

 

Mark Tisdale

6 Days Ago

As Jessica and Gill said, you can edit each of the non-print products (cards, shirts, pillows, tapestries etc.). Everywhere you see the button that says "customize product" one of the options after you click that button is to upload a new image.

You don't have to upload every single time. If you have a PNG for instance that you want to apply to multiple products, once you've added it to one product, you'll see it as an option on the other products after. But you can upload a separate image for every product that has that option if you so choose. It won't change the original image you uploaded for art prints, framed prints, etc.

A note if you ever do replace the main image at the top of the screen (unless something has recently changed), then you lose all of the edits you did on the individual products. So you can't replace the main print image without also replacing the rest of them.

Hope that helps.

Mark

 

Bradford Martin

6 Days Ago

I guess Mark got it right. Somehow I missed this back when they started accepting PNG files.

 
 

Mark Tisdale

6 Days Ago

Bradford - FYI, you can upload either PNG or JPG for the product images. PNG is probably most likely use, but, for instance, sometimes I crop an image file to 5x7 for the card if I'm having a hard time getting it lined up, etc. I use a JPG for that. Anyway, it can be whichever format suits your purpose.

Mark

 

Jeff Folger

6 Days Ago

Well that explains so much... you were right... Jessica, I did have it wrong. I've seen Abbies template but didnt understand what they were talking about

 

Jerry Owens

5 Days Ago

What is the difference between PNG and JPG? Does one have an advantage over the other one?

 

JC Findley

5 Days Ago

Well, I learned something today. Had no idea you could do that.

I still don't sell products mind you but did learn something.

 

Jessica Jenney

5 Days Ago

Here is an example of replacing a JPEG file with a PNG transparent file. The original file is still there. Both files will be listed for all products but you can select which image you want for each product

 

Chuck Staley

5 Days Ago

If I sold a lot of coffee mugs, I would put 2 of the same images on each mug and I believe they would sell better, and I may start doing that with new uploads.

What I do not understand is why we cannot copy the item descriptions so that we may post them elsewhere.

How big of a deal is that? We used to be able to copy and paste.

 

Chuck Staley

5 Days Ago

Jerry, a PNG file allows you to show a design, for instance, with no background. The background is transparent.

If you saved the same file as a jpeg, it automatically adds a white background.

Click on this image and you'll see that prints add a background of white, but you may choose background colors on shirts, etc.

Photography Prints

At least, that's how it is supposed to be. It seems to work on shirts and mugs, and that is all.

Hopefully newer uploads work. My files are from years ago.

 

Chuck Staley

5 Days Ago

Here's a shirt with the see-through image:

https://bit.ly/2EeNFTI

 

Jerry Owens

5 Days Ago

Jessica and Chuck, thank you for the reply... I guess I need to try it and see if it is something I want to do... Do you upload all of your images as PNG??

 

Peggy Collins

5 Days Ago

OMG Jessica, I didn't know this!!! Thanks! I used to do this all the time on another site...had lots of templates. I never thought I could use them here.

That t-shirt looks great, Chuck!

 

Chuck Staley

5 Days Ago

Thanks, Peggy.

I don't know why the tote bags, duvet covers and throw pillow aren't working anymore. I guess the newest V2 updates messed it up.

Jerry, PNG files are much larger, so you would be more limited because of file size.

Here's an example of a transparent image where the shirt color was mocha and the artwork was gold.

Sell Art Online

 

Jerry Owens

5 Days Ago

Looks great Chuck, thanks again.......

 

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