1. Upload your photo to the tool
Select a photo from your computer and upload in the top slot.
Only JPG and GIF image formats may be uploaded, and the tool will return a JPG image.
For best results, use a camera setting under 4MP or the image may be too large to upload.
The uploaded photo will appear in the workspace editor at a temporary size that is convenient for manipulating.
2. Rotate and Adjust
Rotate: If your photo is sideways, click to rotate the image.
The rotated image will become the new master and will be added to the "undo" history.
Brightness: if the overall image is too dark or too light, adjust brightness.
Contrast: widens the difference between dark and light so that white backgrounds
become whiter and dark items become darker. Can appear to sharpen the image.
Gamma: adjusts the middle tones, leaving whites and blacks as they are, while lightening or darkening colors in the middle.
Undo: keeps a history of your changes so that you can scroll back or forward to other versions. These copies are maintained on the server during your session.
3. Add Border Effects
The tool provides several feathered borders for edge softening.
The default is no edge effect.
4. Crop the image
Pullers around the image allow you to crop from any side. The resulting dimensions display as you pull the tabs.
The sizes are in relation to the workspace image and will be rescaled to your selected final size.
Cropping away unecessary background will give the appearance of a larger subject when the final size is created;
and if you are planning to upload the photo to eBay, cropping a square will give you the best use of eBay's space.
Select a watermark option. The text option opens a text slot for adding your name or short text message.
The Logo option opens a slot for adding your pre-hosted logo or watermark image.
Add the full web address for the hosted logo (JPG, GIF, or PNG).
Either a logo or text option can be used on your photo, but not both, unless you send the photo through the tool twice.
Settings to the right of the watermark slots can be used to set the size of your watermark or text
relative to the size of the photo that is loaded into the workspace.
The intensity sets the transparency of the watermark, and you might choose a different instensity
depending on the location or background color behind the watermark
The watermark can be dragged anywhere on the image.
If you recrop, you may need to resize and relocate the watermark.
The text or logo watermark will be scaled to match the image size you choose when saving.
If your computer or browser fonts are enlarged for accessibility, you may need to experiment with your watermark text size and position
to get the correct size in the final image. The text watermark will preserve extra spaces and
<br> can be added to break the text into multiple lines.
if you need help locating your eBay avatar from your eBay MyWorld page for use as a logo watermark.
6. Select image size
The drop list provides a selection of final image sizes available when saving.
The dimension is for the longest side, so your image can be wide or tall or square.
If you are not sure what that size will look like, simply use the popup preview
to get a rough idea of the scale of the final image and watermark. The popup preview
is the most efficient way of testing your results prior to asking the server to generate a new image.
7. Make image
The "Make this one" button will process your photo, applying your watermark and crops to the image on the server.
The new image will load into the second window at true size. If it is not as you would like,
then you can make changes to the workspace image and Make a new one.
8. Save image
If the cropped/watermarked image looks the way you want,
click the button to download the image to your computer; or you can "right-click-save" or drag the image to your desktop.
The image will not be saved on the site, so be sure to save it to your computer prior to uploading your next photo.