This article contains instructions on preparing your file for submission to PhotoDune. For help with our upload process —including how to format your submission title, tags and description— view our upload guide.
Save your main file(s):
Images submitted to PhotoDune should be RGB .jpg files, between 2 megapixels (2.0MP) and 80 megapixels (80.0MP) in size. Images which are photo-real and are commercially useful as flat .jpg files may be submitted to PhotoDune. Graphic, vector, and 3D-renders should be submitted to either GraphicRiver or 3DOcean. For more information, refer to GraphicRiver or PhotoDune? article.
Check your assets:
Make sure you have the right to sell your photographs as commercial resale work. Images containing trademarks, logos or copyrighted products cannot be submitted. For information on model and property release forms, refer to this article. If you are using the web upload process, ensure that your model and property release files are placed in a single zipped folder. If you are using FTP upload you should not zip your files.
Check that your title, description, and tags follow our formatting standards. Your item title and description must accurately describe your item and elements. They should both provide relevant information that makes it easy for customers to find items meeting their needs.
The title field should always be relevant, concise, and professional looking. The following guidelines are examples of good and bad naming practices:Good:
- “This is the File Title” – Capitalize the first letter in each word. Small words like “of” and “an” may be lowercase.
- “Template with CMS” – Capitalize acronyms and abbreviations like XML and PSD.
- “WordPress Template” – Follow the industry standard even if it doesn’t follow the normal capitalization rules. For example, use jQuery and WordPress instead of Jquery and Wordpress.
- “THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE” – Do not use all CAPS.
- “this is also not acceptable” – Do not use all lowercase.
- “Beautiful File” or “The Best Template” – Do not use subjective words like brilliant, amazing, or best. These words describe your opinion rather than what the file actually is.
- “User9909 – File Name” – Do not append your username or any other less-relevant information to the file name.
- “Apple-like Design” – Do not describe what your item is similar to in its title, describe what it actually is.
Your description must accurately describe all elements of your image, its components, and potential uses. Refer to this article for some tips.
Enter a maximum of 50 tags that accurately describe your item. Tags should be lower case, separated by commas, spelled correctly (using American Standard English) and should relate to your item and its possible uses.
Note: Tags may be more than one word. For example, “community service”, “cross-media". For more tips on effective tags, refer to this article.
Upload your files to PhotoDune!For submissions of more than five photos, we recommend using our FTP Upload service. Detailed instructions on this process can be found here. If you plan to submit five photos or fewer, consider using the web upload process.