What pixel size should i do my pictures before selling on adobe stock?

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In the title as it states what size should i save the pictures as before uploading on adobe stock because its really

confusing me when it does not work so what image size should i set in Photoshop or illustrator

There are many customers that simply will not purchase a license to an image if the resolution does not meet their minimum requirements. I strongly recommend you submit the full resolution file and do not downsize it before uploading. You will be limiting your potential customer base if you do. If the image is too soft or the quality is too poor at full resolution, it should not be uploaded regardless of the size.

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What pixel size should i do my pictures before selling on adobe stock?

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In the title as it states what size should i save the pictures as before uploading on adobe stock because its really

confusing me when it does not work so what image size should i set in Photoshop or illustrator

There are many customers that simply will not purchase a license to an image if the resolution does not meet their minimum requirements. I strongly recommend you submit the full resolution file and do not downsize it before uploading. You will be limiting your potential customer base if you do. If the image is too soft or the quality is too poor at full resolution, it should not be uploaded regardless of the size.

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Keep the original size. If the picture is a 24Mp picture, upload that. Is it a 40 Mp picture, upload that. Do not resample your image to get a higher resolution and do not sample down your image to get a lower resolution.

I, however, crop sometimes my images to get the visual impact I want.

Regards, Abambo
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When i try post a picture it says it's too small (4mp) i don't see how it became that small? what can i do?

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What is your camera? What is the size of the picture in pixels?

How did you edit the picture? Did you shoot RAW? If so, do you still have access to the original RAW file?

Pictures of less then 4Mp are to small to be taken into consideration. To be honest, even 4Mp is quite small.

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I have to respectfully disagree with Abambo in regard to downsizing files.

24Mp can be quite unforgiving. For example, if you have a soft lens or shoot within the softer ranges of the lens aperture, you may get hit with rejections for focus even though your camera tells you that the image is in focus. Rather than submitting at 24Mp with such an image, submitting at, say, 10Mp will result in a sharper image which will be accepted and sell.

I'm not advocating bad technique or tools, but I do think that there's a place for downsizing at times.

Upsizing? Never ever ever!

BTW, if you export an image at exactly 4Mp in Lightroom, it may fall just under 4Mp in reality and then cause the error you're mentioning barisb1992. I've had this happen before until I learned that the best thing to do in the preset is to make it 4.1Mp.

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shashinjin  wrote

24Mp can be quite unforgiving. For example, if you have a soft lens or shoot within the softer ranges of the lens aperture, you may get hit with rejections for focus even though your camera tells you that the image is in focus. Rather than submitting at 24Mp with such an image, submitting at, say, 10Mp will result in a sharper image which will be accepted and sell.

Agreed! You can also eliminate visual noise with this. However, at a lower resolution, competition will be harder and your (and the customers') options for cropping will be less.

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true... but better to be in the game with a handicap than not in the game at all!

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You're right! I didn't consider that as I do not consider that for me as an option.

Regards, Abambo
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There are many customers that simply will not purchase a license to an image if the resolution does not meet their minimum requirements. I strongly recommend you submit the full resolution file and do not downsize it before uploading. You will be limiting your potential customer base if you do. If the image is too soft or the quality is too poor at full resolution, it should not be uploaded regardless of the size.

-Mat

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