PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY FOR SHOPIFY

Shopify is one of the most popular eCommerce platforms, and one of the easiest ways to set up an online store and sell your products.

Shopify gives you the option to upload images in various shapes and sizes which can be quite overwhelming. So how do you know what size is best to upload?

There are three things to consider when uploading images to Shopify:

  • How much space the images take up on the screen

  • The dimensions and pixel number of the images

  • The overall file sizes of the images

These three things will affect how potential customers view your store, the quality of images you’re uploading, and even how quickly the page will load.

SHOPIFY IMAGE REQUIREMENTS  

The Shopify platform allows you to upload images of up to 4472 x 4472 pixels with a file size of up to 20 MB - but Shopify recommends using 2048 x 2048 pixels for square product photos, which should give you both good image quality and site speed.

SHOPIFY IMAGE OPTIMISATION

Image optimisation means you need to reduce the file size of your images as much as possible but without sacrificing the quality! On top of this, you need to consider image SEO as well - search engines not only crawl the text on your page, they also crawl your image file names. By using relevant descriptive keywords you’ll help your product photos to rank on Google and other image search engines.

Shopify publish their own detailed image guide, but why not leave the worry of Shopify image optimisation to me?

BOOK A PRODUCT PHOTOSHOOT FOR SHOPIFY

When booking a remote product photoshoot with me, simply let me know that you require your product images to be optimised for Shopify and I can do the rest.

Need images for a different platform from Shopify? I can do that too - just get in touch to tell me your needs.

 
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