Image Guidelines

As you prepare your files for loading onto the Art Licensing Show website, please consider preparing your files in advance to help make your images load quickly and look great on the site.

 

* For best results, we recommend RGB JPGS using the Photoshop "save for web" feature at 100 quality. The images will be automatically resampled and compressed to 70 quality to help with faster page loading. PNG files with transparent backgrounds are good of you are looking to achieve a special shaped image. (Click here for more info on optimizing images from Adobe.)

All Accounts:

Avatar/ Your Bio Photo

SIZE: 150 x 150 pixels - 72 ppi

FILE FORMAT: PNG, JPG or GIF files

Template: (Right click to save.)

Art Licensing Show Avatar Image Template

Art Licensing Show Avatar Image Template

 You may update this later when you are logged into the site by going to:

Welcome Dropdown (upper right corner) > Select Edit Profile > Go to Change Avatar tab

Profile Banner

SIZE: Create it at 1200 x 286 pixels (it will scale down upon upload) - 72 ppi

FILE FORMAT: PNG-24 looks the best!
PNG, JPG or GIF files work too.

Template: (Click on image, then right click to save.)

Art Licensing Show Cover Banner Template

Art Licensing Show Cover Banner Template

 

You may update this later by going to:

Welcome Dropdown (upper right corner) > Select Edit Profile > Go to Change Banner tab

Profile Sample

Portfolio Artist & Agent Accounts Only:

Preparing your Collections 

At ArtLicensingShow.com a "collection" is a group of up to 32 "pieces" which can be any kind of art presentation that fits on a single JPG, PNG or GIF.

Collection Cover Thumbnails

SIZE: 260X260 pixels

FILE FORMAT: JPGS, GIF or PNG files

You may edit this later by going to:

Portfolio > Select Manage All Collections > Click on the Red Edit Pencil > Click "Edit Thumbnail"


Collection Description

There is space for a paragraph to describe the contents and vision behind each collection. Keywords in your description will also be a way for your artwork to be discovered.


Collection Keywords:

Describe your collections and images with a few sentences. Each piece and collection can have unique keywords to help the search process. 

Collection Genre, Style/Technique, and Subject Matter/Occasions:

Select the categories that best describe your collection. If there is anything additional you don't find in the list, add it as a keyword tag.

TIP: Hold down CMD (MAC) or CTL (PC) to select more than one.

Preparing Your Artwork "Pieces"

SIZE: For best results upload an image about 700 x 700 pixels (or up to 1166 X 1166 pixels if needed.) These measurements are suggested maximum width and height. Keep your files as small as possible. Files over 5 megs will be blocked.* 

In today's mobile world, SQUARE file sizes translate best for viewing on both horizontal and vertical devices, but this is NOT required. Do what works best for your images.

*It is HIGHLY recommended that you watermark/sign these files with your name, company name or web address in one of the corners (think of it like a signature). It should be something legible that an art director can type into a search query. This is not necessarily intended to obscure the appearance of the art, but to be used as a visual tracking device that leads back to you.

FILE FORMAT: PNG, JPG or GIF files

Artwork Thumbnails: 

Thumbnail size is 260X260 pixels (these are auto-generated by the site, you can edit them as needed after you upload your images)

Pieces Description and Keywords:

Describe your collections and images with a few sentences. Each piece and collection can have unique keywords to help the search process. 

ALSC Art Challenges

  • Build your portfolio and get your art in front of art directors with each art unique challenge.

Special Opportunities

  • Stay tuned for extra opportunities to show your art in the 2nd Thrursday Chat and Newsletter Updates

36 Comments

  1. Marty Qatani on June 23, 2014 at 4:32 am

    Getting very excited. Thanks again Cherish !!

  2. Madeline Faiella on July 5, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks for this. I’m with Marty…exciting

  3. Krystal Tarca on July 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Super excited!

    • Art Licensing Show on July 29, 2014 at 2:04 am

      We are too! It will be like Christmas morning once everyone is on the site.

  4. Barbara Lanza on July 29, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Thanks for the update, Cherish. Cheers for all you’re doing to make this happen!

    • Art Licensing Show on July 29, 2014 at 2:03 am

      Thanks for cheering me on Barbara! This has been a worthy challenge. 🙂

  5. john gist on July 29, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    You have asked that each piece of art have a name on the art.
    Can there be one name on one piece of art and
    another name on another piece of art.
    Some of our art is done identified with our names
    and some is identified as being done by our studio name.
    We would like to be able to identify each piece with it’s
    creators identification.

    Thanks for the update. Looking forward to the future.

  6. Cathy Hunt on July 29, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Can’t wait!
    Also, thanks for providing specs in advance, gives us time to get organized without stress.

  7. Kim Gann on July 30, 2014 at 3:44 am

    The excitement continues to build. Can’t wait!

  8. Kellie Lewis on August 5, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Can’t wait to see the site.

  9. Marian Nixon on December 9, 2014 at 3:58 am

    I’m intrigued! What a great idea.

    • Art Licensing Show on December 9, 2014 at 4:42 am

      Thank you! Be sure to sign up for email updates so you don’t miss our big launch in 2015!

  10. denise on January 10, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Just set up my appointment to get going! Can’t wait!

  11. Donna on January 12, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    This is so exciting…can’t wait.

  12. Donna on January 12, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    What a great idea. It’s going to be exciting to upload my images.

  13. Brenda Pinnick on January 13, 2015 at 11:45 am

    so exciting, Cherish! You are brilliant my friend!! I’ll be participating with my hand painted work. Thank you for filling a huge hole in the art licensing industry!

    • Art Licensing Show on January 13, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      Brenda, thank you, that means so much. Your gorgeous new art style will be so much fun for licensing!

  14. Lisa Peruchini on January 13, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I am thrilled to see this site coming. Actually doing the shows have been next to impossible with caring for my parents and I was starting to feel as though I am fading into the woodwork. This kind of thing will allow me to make a comeback. In a big way!

    • Art Licensing Show on January 13, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Lisa, I can understand how demanding life can be as an artist with many family responsibilities as well. However, it makes sense for busy art directors, too. One place to see thousands of images hand picked just for them. All they have to do is register and then ask you to show your work, just like they would at a traditional trade show. No longer do they have to memorize hundreds of urls and passwords to see fresh new work. It is now available at their fingertips.

  15. Barbara Johansen Newman on January 23, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Been dealing with the same thing as Lisa, but with needy kids added in. So this is a great opportunity. Eager to get started. Thanks for doing it!

    • Art Licensing Show on January 23, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Barbara, it’s great to have you join us! If you need anything, feel free to email me. 🙂

  16. Pam Festa on January 23, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Just Paid to activate my art licensing portfolio with the Night Owl Limited Offer!
    Can’t wait to be part of Art Licensing Show!

    • Art Licensing Show on January 25, 2015 at 2:07 am

      We are pleased to have you join the site. Looking forward to your wonderful photography based profile! 🙂

  17. Citra Riza on January 27, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Hi Cherish & all Art Licensing Show! I really wanted to join with you last summer but I didn’t.
    I’ve just paid your night owl offer, and I’m really excited now to activate my account. Can’t wait !

    • Art Licensing Show on January 27, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      Citra, it is great to have you join us. You are officially our first member from Indonesia. Have fun uploading your colorful art!

  18. Pam Vale on March 2, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Just joined and I am so excited to be connected with all of you. While I’m not new to art as a profession, I am new to licensing and look forward to building relationships. So happy to be here in the beginning and to be able to share and aid in the growth of this site.

  19. Desiree Habicht on March 6, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    I am so excited about this website. I am getting ready to join, just making sure I pick the right level. I am so thrilled to have found this and I am excited to be a part of the roll out! Thanks for all your hard work!

  20. Leslie Ann Clark - artist! on March 8, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Is there any way to organize files differently than the order you uploaded them in? I added a file but I don’t want it on the end of my images.

    • Cherish Flieder on March 10, 2016 at 6:20 pm

      Thanks for your questions Leslie! Yes, you can drag and drop them in the correct order. Easy. 🙂

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