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Guidelines and tips for good-looking logos and images
Guidelines and tips for good-looking logos and images

How to make sure your marketplace logos and images look great

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Your branding images help establish what your marketplace is all about. Make sure your visual artifacts look great with these helpful tips.

Follow the minimum recommended sizes.

Your images should follow the recommended sizes to ensure that they look good. Following the recommended sizes helps images fit their designated presentation area properly. It also ensures that your images display great across different sized screens from mobile to desktop.

You can learn what are the different branding images and their recommended sizes in this article.

If you don't follow the recommended sizes, your images might look cropped, pixelated, or small.

If your image is cropped, then it is likely too big or not the right proportions. You can resize marketplace photos using a basic image editor (like Paint) or an online tool like Cropp.me or Cut My Pic.

If your image is pixelated or blurry, it may be too small or too low quality. Try increasing the size of your logo.

If your image is too small, then there may be too much whitespace around it. Try to re-create your image with less border area. This can happen with logos, especially.

Create a recognizable logo.

The logo is perhaps the most important brand image asset in your marketplace, and you should set one before you launch.

Creating a logo does not have to be challenging! We've shared the steps for you to create a logo for your marketplace in 15 minutes, for free.

If you prefer to get some help, you can:

Tips for listing images

The listing images are the images that your providers or sellers use to showcase the products, items, or services they’re putting up for sale. Most of the time you won't have control over the images that your users upload. However, you can always guide your users to provide high-quality and correct images.

The listing image can be landscape, portrait or square, and the maximum listing image size is 20 MB and 3072 x 3072 pixels. However, in order to maximize performance, you might want to ask your users to upload smaller images. Depending on the thumbnail ratio on your marketplace search page, the recommended sizes vary quite a lot. You can learn more about the listing thumbnail aspect ratio here, in this article from the layout section.

Finding photos

There are multiple services you can use to find free stock photos. Start by using platforms like Unsplash, Pexels, and Pixabay. These sites offer a wide selection of high-quality images with no licensing fees. Just enter relevant keywords to search for specific images. Be sure to check the image licensing terms for any attribution requirements or restrictions.

You can also explore Creative Commons-licensed images on Flickr and Wikimedia Commons, where many photographers share their work for various usage rights.

To search on Google, use filters to display images available for reuse, but always confirm the licensing terms to ensure compliance with copyright.

Supported image formats

The default image formats supported are jpeg (jpg), and png.

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