Including pictures in reviews


  1. Why should I include a picture in my product review?
  2. How do I add a picture to my review?
  3. What should the technical specifications of the pictures be?
  4. Can I include other non-text elements in my review?

  1. Why should I include a picture in my product review?
    Attaching one or more pictures to your product review is an excellent way of illustrating the points that you make in the text. By uploading photos of the product, you can show readers design features, or even faulty parts, which the object may have. Furthermore, the appearance of products plays an important part in our decisions to buy them. Your own photos are likely to show products in a more natural setting than the manufacturers' own glossy publicity shots and so better enable users to judge what they look like.

  2. How do I add a picture to my review?
    Once you have completed the "Write a review" form with the text of your review, click on the "Send" button. You will then be given the chance to upload up to seven relevant photos to illustrate your review. To do so, enter a label up to 15 words long for the picture in the requisite text field and click on the "Browse" button to locate the image file on your computer. Then click "Upload". You can repeat this process for a further six photos. The first picture uploaded will be presented as the "main" product picture.
  1. What should the technical specifications of the pictures be?
    Ideally, pictures should be rectangular, with a minimum width of 400 pixels and a resolution of at least 72 dpi. Should you wish to offer a larger view of the picture, please make sure the picture you upload is at least 700 pixels wide. Suitable file types are JPEG, TIFF, BMP and GIF. Files should be no larger than 2 MB each.

  2. Can I include other non-text elements in my review?
    You can make your review clearer and easier to read by adding headings, numbering and other formatting. More information can be found in the chapter on Formatting Reviews.

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