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How to prepare images for eBay

Basic techniques for improving images to help sell on eBay

Open your image editor and choose Edit and Enhance. Here, we’ve got a lot of clutter surrounding the object we want to sell. We’ll get rid of it using the magic wand tool. Select the wand icon in your photo-editor’s toolbar and click on the object itself to select all or part of it.

Editing Images for eBay

Hold down the Shift button to add to the selection. Ctrl, Z will undo anything you’ve accidentally added while zooming in. Reducing the Tolerance helps precision. Having selected the outline of your object, go to the Select drop-down menu and choose Inverse, then Edit, Delete to get rid of the background image.

Editing Images for eBay

You can now paste in a plain background use the mixer at the bottom of the vertical toolbar, copy the object on to a more attractive background image or simply lop off any extraneous white space. Another option is to place several different images of your item into a single image document.

Editing Images for eBay

If all else fails and you just can’t produce a decent image, you can always use Google to find an image of your item that you then use to show it off. Copyright shouldn’t be an issue provided the images returned are marketing photos from the vendor.

Editing Images for eBay

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