5 Easy Steps To Improve Your Photos

…make your listing stand out* to earn more credits!

Every Listia Member has the option to add numerous photographs to their listings. Back in 2012 we did a little research and found that more pictures in a listing increased the number of credits earned per item.  Adding photographs to your listing is always recommended. Alas, sometimes a listing with photographs still does not draw the attention desired. This is often due to the quality of the photographs. To improve your photos, follow these 5 simple steps. Your photos will pop off the page, while more and more credits land in your Listia account.

1. Use Natural Light

Indoor lighting can be misleading. Images may look grainy, blurry, or even become a different color with artificial illumination. Taking photos outdoors or near a window will help to better represent your item. Standing in the shade is best, to avoid harsh glares.


2. One Solid Color In The Background

Multiple colors and textures can be distracting. Place your item on a flat surface that is one solid color so it gets all the attention.


3. Eliminate Shadows

Just like patterns and textures, shadows can also take the attention away from your featured item. Holding a piece of plain white paper between the light source and your item can mute and/or eliminate those annoying shadows.


4. Crop Crop Crop!

Crop Your Photo. Just about every digital camera and smartphone give you the option to crop a photo, which means cutting the photo down in size so as to make something in the photo appear larger. The item you are listing should fill the entire frame.


5. Multiple Angles & Close-Ups

Buyers will appreciate numerous photos, so take as many as necessary to represent the item with accuracy, authenticity and beauty.Take a lot of photos from multiple angles. If there is a tag or marker of authenticity to highlight, take a close-up.

*Don’t have a camera? Find one at Listia for free with free shipping.


  1. Great post! If everyone did this there would be hundreds-thousand less questions !! They should also make sure to put their listia name on paper next to item esp in the begining ! 🙂

  2. Great ideas and perfect topic. If people were more detailed they would have to answer less questions. I will try to keep all these tips in mind when listing items. 🙂

  3. I already do this I started it a while back because it says it is me :D! Pink with tiger strips is so me!! This is a lot better then adding a persons name all the time every time.

  4. Hello Im not sure where to post this question, so here goes, how much can i list my Books for in my first auction? can’t find a contac us option hope someone can help tks

  5. I know this is off topic, but I’m trying to find any sort of blog article or help document on how to troubleshoot problems with watching the “videos for credits”. My videos almost never load up. I click on the thumbnail for the video, then nothing really happens. I just get a blank popup window with a black box. I tried it in different browsers and still no luck. Any suggestions on how to find troubleshooting information?

    Thanks, and sorry again for the off-topic post but I’ve looked everywhere for this (and even contacted customer support) and so far found no solution. 😦

  6. Reblogged this on Fashion Eyeware .

  7. What a very informative post. I also have found that items with only white backgrounds can work well in certain circumstances. I place many of my items on white photocopy paper then photograph.

  8. Sheryl Kjellberg says:

    I received an empty envelope with only a return address on it. I can not determine who the seller is or what is missing from the envelope.

    The address on the envelope is as follows:
    1023 North Lynn
    Indep MO 64050

    How can I determine what I lost ?

    Sheryl :0)

  9. Great Ideas! Bookmarked for future use! Thx!

  10. cheryl s says:

    I don’t know if there is this on listia-but I tried to find where there is the voting for the best listian of there year award-you should as I have a few I love-cause they are great; they follow the rules and do not mess up if they can help it(valid reasons)-plus they may take the extra mile to please a new listian friend.

  11. rob williams jr says:

    A ROTATE PHOTO would be a nice feature to add.

  12. Lauraprice100 says:

    I dont know if this is the place to ask this… I am on an ipad 4.3.3. I dont own a computer. I started to make my first listing and i got to the place where i upload a photo. I touched the camera icon and nothing happens. Please help. Am i doing something wrong? Or can i not be a member on Listia with an ipad?

  13. BunnieDreams says:

    I been doing this but i still get no bid(s) i don’t know what i’m doing wrong. i wish i had some bids going 😦 help me, visit me BunnieDreams

  14. Janie Henderson says:

    When in a dispute with a winner that says they haven’t received item do you look at the reviews of the buyers and the sellers feedback to make a determination?

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  16. Can someone help me out? I have been on Listia for over a year now and just recently I have tried to load photos for my auction and they wont load, anyone have some advice for me?

  17. Andrew Hilla says:

    Why can’t I rotate a picture (edit) on Listia?

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