Equally as important as the description of your car are high-quality photos. There are a lot of ads on our site, and the majority of them are accompanied by great imagery. However, there are a few that slip through the cracks.The following guidelines should help you take the best possible photos for your ad. Don’t worry, you don’t need a DSLR. The camera on your phone should do absolutely fine.
Before taking photos, we’d also recommend that you take a look at the bullet points below.
- Dealers and individual vendors can upload up to 30 photos in PNG, JPG or JPEG format. Each photo cannot be more than 10 MB and may be uploaded using the standard select file format, or by using drag and drop. The first photo to be uploaded will be the main photo for your ad.
- To change the main (first) photo, just switch the locations of your photos.
- The recommended size of your photos should be at least 500 pixels x 500 pixels.
- The higher-quality the photo, the more chance you will have of finding a buyer for your car. In short, ensure that all photos are well lit and do not cut any parts of your car off. Halved rooflines and shortened c-pillars are a big no-no.
If your classic car for sale is renowned for having certain issues (for example, rust) related to its bodywork, we urge you to photograph how you’ve restored your car to resolve the issue. Alternatively, if the car you are selling has any issues that need resolving, please ensure you photograph them for potential buyers.
We would also suggest that you take your photos with the following shots.
- Front ¾ (left)
- Front ¾ (right)
- Side (left)
- Side (right)
- Rear ¾ (left)
- Rear ¾ (right)
- Front-on (dashboard)
- Steering wheel
You can take a look at an example of an ideal photo for a car ad below. For further examples of photos we have outlined above, click here.
This is the sort of car photo we’re trying to help you take with these guidelines
This is the sort of car photo we’re trying to help you avoid taking with these guidelines
If you have any further questions about car ads, please do not hesitate to contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck!!! :)