As profitable as creating bundles for Amazon is for us, the Amazon images for the bundles can be a bit of a challenge. Over time I’ve found tools that help me do a better job with our product images, and I’ve learned some things a long the way. Hopefully you’ll find some help here with your own Amazon images.
I think it’s safe to say that I use PicMonkey just about every day. I love it. It’s easy, and I’m all about easy. When I need to edit Amazon images for my listings, this is my go-to tool. If you’re on the fence, right now PicMonkey has a special deal:
Clipping Magic is awesome sauce for Amazon images. I could explain why, but if you look at the example I made of the Starbucks mug, I think you’ll get it.
Their packages start at $3.99 a month for 15 credits, and each credit is good for one download. Give it a try. You’ll love it.
I use the Nikon Coolpix and I really like it. I didn’t want a camera with lots of bells and whistles and for sure I didn’t want to worry about changing lenses. I’m not that deep into photography. I wanted something easy to use and something that would take great photos of my products. You definitely don’t have to buy a camera right off the bat. But, once your business is growing and you’re doing well, you should consider the purchase.
You may not have a need to stock photos, but you may. I have an account with Dollar Photo Club. Their images are just a buck a piece, and that makes them the cheapest I’ve ever found for stock images. I use them often, but then again I have several blogs.
Amazon says we should evaluate our image quality based on these guidelines:
- The image matches the product description in size, color, and so on.
- The product is recognizable
- The image is a photo and not a drawing
- The photo is taken at a flattering angle.
- The product is focused and well-lit.
- Close-up shots are not obscured by highlights or shadows.
- The product occupies at least 80% of the image area
- The entire product is depicted in the image
- Backgrounds are simple and clean so as not to distract from the product.