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eBay Business All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Marsha Collier

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Chapter 5: Getting Your Photos on eBay and the Web

In This Chapter

  • Finding an online home
  • Place top-level photos on eBay's picture hosting
  • Taking advantage of third-party hosting
  • Using your web space — for free

After you get your image perfect (following the suggestions in Chapter 4), it's time to emblazon it on the web for all the world to see. Uploading the images you use for your online networks, website, and blogs are fairly straightforward. But when it comes to photos for eBay sales, you have a few choices. In this chapter, I tell you about storing your photos and images — and also about how to get them to where they need to be to appear in your listings.

Finding a Home for Your Pictures

Because your image needs an address, you have to find it a good home online. You have several options:

  • eBay Picture Hosting: This is eBay's stock and trade for storing your listing images. To place up to 12 images on a listing at no charge, this is what you need to use. Images from eBay Picture Hosting appear at the top-left of your listing. Visitors can click the individual photos to show one in the main photo frame. When a potential buyer views your item on eBay's Android mobile app, the pictures scroll horizontally at the top of the screen when the user swipes. iPhone and iPad users must tap a photo to scroll through.
  • An image-hosting website: Websites that specialize in hosting pictures are popping up all over the Internet. Some charge a small fee; others are free. The upside here is ...

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