There is no limit to how many items a Database Item can have. Up to 3 of those images are our Standard Images -
The Show on Search Photo
This image shows the item on its own, so just an Action Figure or a loose model car (the idea is to show the item as clearly as possible -
The Main Photo
This image ideally shows the item in its package in new in its packaging. If it is a Blister card -
And if it can be removed the image should show both the item and its packaging -
If there is no Show on Search Photo or no Details Photo than the Main Photo will serve their purposes.
The Details Photo
This is only relevant for Subvariants. Subvariants are very similar but in one or more smaller details like the interior color or a model or the backpage of a set of Playing Cards, the Details Photo should only show that difference. Here for example the size of the product and use of different languages on the packaging -
If there is more than one difference and those are difficult to show in a single image than a composite image can be used, here for example different color artwork and different baseplate countries -
For very small and easy to miss details an image with an explanation can help -
And here some general guidance
- A bad photo is better than no photo better (and it can be replaced as for example Main Photo with a more suitable image later).
- Similarly, more photos are better than less photos.
- Images with no watermarks are MUCH preferred (but a bad photo is still better than none ;-).
- We generally do not delete images unless they are duplicates, wrong for the item, or violate somebody's copyrights.
- All images have captions to call out relevant details.
- If adding a number of similar images use the same layout for Show on Search images (for example a 2/3 view for model cars with the front of the car on the left).
- Ideally photos have a clear background, unless the item is white or almost white when a black background works best (we highly recommend remove.bg, a free website that does an excellent job in removing backgrounds.
- Photos in a diorama or of the item in a historical context (for example as a prop in a movie) are great.