Setting a default image price
Before you upload, you can set a default image price to be applied to your images. You can do this by scrolling down to Your Default sale price in your Account Settings here.
Setting your price here will apply to future images you add to your Upload page, but will not change the price of images already uploaded to your profile.
On your Upload page, you'll now see the Set all prices to field, and the 'Price' field on each image has been filled out with the default price you set. You can still edit any of these prices before you upload,
Uploading images with dimensions of 5000-6000px and above along the longest edge will open up all the print sizes we currently offer. And we also recommend sticking to the standard aspect ratios for photos, 3x2, 1x1, 4x3 which is the most common aspect ratio for images taken on phones.
The dpi of the final image will either be determined by the buyer for digital images and for print products, we optimise the dpi on an image by image basis to ensure we're achieving the highest dpi possible for the print product that's been selected.
We recommend uploading your images with the largest image dimensions in pixels as you can, as this shouldn't change, regardless of what dpi you choose to export your images at.
A small degree of sharpening is fine but we advise photographers to try and keep post-processing to a minimum so that their images are as flexible for buyers as possible.
As the images you upload are available for both digital download and print, keeping your images as 'neutral' as possible means that they will go to both a digital client and printer in the best state for either an online or print application.
Choosing the colourspace you save your images in may depend on whether you want to predominantly target sales of digital downloads or printed products for your images. From our experience, sRGB is the best colour space when uploading images.
Many photographers choose sRGB and optimise for screen viewing as this is where the majority of their sales go, and publishers choosing their images for print applications generally have the ability to manage the colour space in a way that is appropriate for the application.
Ultimately the final decision is down to the photographer, the print products we offer on the site are all fulfilled by print partners familiar with colour space settings, so the final decision will come down to what colour space the photographer feels will make their images most compelling as a viewer sees them on the screen.
Does Picfair modify images once uploaded?
We don't make any modifications to the original files uploaded and delivered to clients, however, images shown on Picfair may be displayed at a slightly lower size than the original to ensure that the site and pages load fast enough for buyers.
How images look can vary dramatically between different screens and devices and unfortunately this isn't something we're able to control. The decisions we've made regarding the current display are our best balance between displaying photographers images at their best and ensuring that the page or search doesn't take so long to load that buyers will leave the site.