Uploading Artwork

Thank you for your interest in sharing your artwork with the ArtLoupe community! We look forward to welcoming your creative expressions, and we invite you to read the information below to optimize your ArtLoupe experience and that of your fellow community members.

Guidelines

To ensure a high quality experience for all ArtLoupe users, ArtLoupe requires all images of 2D artwork to be cropped to show only the artwork. 3D artworks should be photographed against a neutral background.

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All artwork posted on ArtLoupe must also comply with Content Standards outlined in our Terms of Use. Uploaded images that do not comply with these guidelines and the Content Standards outlined in our Terms of Use may be flagged and removed from the system.

General Tips for Image Display on ArtLoupe

ArtLoupe enables artists to quickly and easily publish and promote artwork. You’ve taken the time and energy to create something wonderful;  let’s make sure everyone sees just how wonderful it is and understands what you’ve done! To make your work look as good as possible, we have some simple guidelines for your photography and file preparation:

  • Capture your artwork at its best
  • Make sure the artwork is clean and dry – avoid the glare of wet paint.
  • If it’s under glass or plexi, remove it and photograph the surface of the artwork.
  • Get it in good light – balanced, natural sunlight outdoors or at a window, or multiple lights indoors, work best. If you must use a flash, be sure it’s not creating a “hot spot” – one overlit part of the artwork.
  • Avoid shadows! Find a position from which to take the photo from which you’re not capturing a shadow of your hands holding a camera or phone.
  • Photograph 3D or non-rectangular art on a neutral background – not in the flower garden or with other distractions. Photograph must depict the entire object.

Now that you have a workable photo, be sure to crop your image. Using software on your desktop or your phone, crop the image just to the corners. If your work is rectangular, only the artwork should be shown – crop out the tabletop, easel, floor, mat, frame, and everything else. Show the art that you made, not where you made it. ArtLoupe requires all artwork images to be cropped to show only the artwork. For 3D artworks, artists are encouraged to photograph their artworks against a neutral background. Images not properly cropped may be flagged and removed from the system.

Save your image as a jpg or png. If you’re using your phone’s camera, don’t worry about file format; it will default to one ArtLoupe can use.  For optimum display in ArtLoupe, we recommend uploading JPG or PNG files at a minimum size of 1920 by 1080 pixels. There is no maximum size limitations on image uploads, as all images published to ArtLoupe are automatically optimized for viewing on mobile devices–a process which can include image compression. For more information about image compression, click here.

Upload your photo to ArtLoupe and you’ll be prompted to enter more information:

  • Title: type the unique title of the artwork, without quotation marks. Please do not use the same title more than once. Every artwork in your profile must have a unique name – so if they’re all Untitled, name them Untitled 1, Untitled 2, etc – something to make them unique.
  • Size: input the size of what we be delivered. If your work is 8” x 10” and matted to 11” x 14”, designate a size of 11” x 14” and note the artwork size and matting in the Description.
  • Description: make clear the nature of the work, especially if done with non-traditional media. If it is a reproduction of your original artwork, note that here. Note the presentation – whether it is gallery-wrapped canvas, framed, etc.  ArtLoupe does not recommend shipping artworks framed under glass. Also note how the artwork is to be displayed, and whether hanging hardware is included.
  • Ships via: If your artwork is a photograph on paper or other work which will be rolled and shipped in a tube – which saves on shipping expense – be sure to flip the “Ships via Tube” toggle switch.On the next two screens, simply follow the instructions for choosing media and tags (create your own unique tags for best results!) After your work is successfully uploaded, be sure to syndicate it to other platforms you use to broaden your audience.

FAQ

What kind of art can I post on ArtLoupe?

Our aim is to showcase the highest caliber of original visual art being created today. ArtLoupe is as much a vehicle for exhibition, expression and dialogue as it is a platform for purchasing and selling art. This is reflected in the layout of the app’s core functions, including publishing, browsing and searching for art, where ArtLoupe is designed to present a wide array of 2D and 3D traditional and modern art forms, media and techniques, including:

  • Acrylic
  • Assemblage/Collage
  • Black & White Photography
  • Blown Glass
  • Book Art
  • Ceramics
  • Chalk Art
  • Charcoal
  • Digital Art
  • Drawing/illustration
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • Installation
  • Jewelry
  • Knitting/Crochet
  • Metal
  • Mixed media
  • Mosaics
  • Mural
  • Oil
  • Painting
  • Paper Art
  • Pastel
  • Pen & Ink
  • Pencil
  • Performance Art
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Quilting
  • Sculpture
  • Stained Glass
  • Stone
  • Street Art
  • Watercolor
  • Weaving
  • Wood

ArtLoupe’s core value lies in offering an organically curated approach, in which user interaction drives the best, most engaging content to the top, while continually offering opportunity for fresh discovery of emerging talent.

Artwork posted on ArtLoupe must comply with Content Standards outlined in our Terms of Use.

How many artworks can I publish on ArtLoupe?

Screenshot_2015-09-09-15-57-00At the present time, there is no limitation on the number of artworks an artist can publish on ArtLoupe, and artists are welcome to use the app as a tool to showcase and organize a portfolio.

System abuses such as spamming, publishing multiple repeat listings, or otherwise violating the Terms of Use may result in account suspension or deletion.

What is the recommended file format and size for image uploads?

For optimum display in the ArtLoupe app, we recommend uploading JPG or PNG files at a minimum size of 1920 by 1080 pixels. There is no maximum size limitations on image uploads, as all images published to ArtLoupe are automatically optimized for viewing on mobile devices–a process which can include image compression. This allows ArtLoupe to:

1) protect artists by preventing download of high resolution files of their artwork, thus discouraging and limiting possibilities for reproduction;

2) optimize our users’ mobile experience, saving them bandwidth and facilitating quick and easy syndication and social sharing features, and

3) conserve server space, thus allowing art uploads to remain unlimited and free of charge to artists across the platform.

Does ArtLoupe offer or facilitate electronic delivery of images?

No. At this time, ArtLoupe only allows for the sale of artworks that exist in some form of physical media. ArtLoupe  does not facilitate electronic delivery of images (direct transfer of digital files).

How is reproducible art handled?

ArtLoupe welcomes listings of reproducible art, including photography printed conventionally or digitally, digital paintings or prints of original artwork. All artwork listed must be created by, and wholly owned by, the individual listing the work.

Listings for digital and reproducible art allow buyers to select one of several available print sizes on a specific media, with corresponding prices, as determined by the artist–for example, a digital photograph printed on canvas, available for purchase at three different sizes.

To offer for sale an image printed on a variety of media, such as a digital image printed on paper, metal, or canvas, artists are required to publish a separate listing for each medium and note the specific medium in the description of each listing.

At this time, ArtLoupe does not facilitate the sale or download of electronic images (direct transfer of digital files).

How are artwork images handled on ArtLoupe? Is access granted to view or download high resolution images?

All artwork images published to ArtLoupe are optimized for viewing on mobile devices–a process which can include image compression. This allows ArtLoupe to:

1) protect artists by preventing download of high resolution files of their artwork, thus discouraging and limiting possibilities for reproduction;

2) optimize our users’ mobile experience, saving them bandwidth and facilitating quick and easy syndication and social sharing features, and

3) conserve server space, thus allowing art uploads to remain unlimited and free of charge to artists across the platform.

How long do my ArtLoupe listings last?

ArtLoupe is designed to serve both as an exhibition and sales platform and as a tool for portfolio management and promotion. At this time, all artworks published on ArtLoupe remain on the artist’s profile and available for social sharing and comments until removed by the artist.

ArtLoupe reserves the right to adjust the duration of listings. See our Terms of Use for more information.

Does ArtLoupe offer discounts, sales or otherwise alter the price of artworks?

PhoneArtNoLogosArtLoupe does not offer discounts or sales, nor does ArtLoupe ever alter the price of artworks, though individual artists may, at their sole discretion, choose to change the price of their own artwork. The price of each artwork is determined entirely by the individual artist who publishes it, and is, at all times, entirely controlled by that artist. Artwork may also be published and designated “Not for sale” at the discretion of the artist.

Why should I tag my art?

When publishing art on ArtLoupe, you may include tags that describe or relate to your artwork in one way or another. These tags help optimize your listing for maximum exposure in ArtLoupe search results. The ArtLoupe database uses tag information to provide the most relevant search results possible. ArtLoupe also includes this tag information wherever possible when syndicating your posts to other online platforms. We recommend tagging all of your artwork in order to maximize exposure. And in addition to selecting tags from the list provided, be sure to enter custom tags more specific to each artwork, such as specific colors, styles, or cultural references. Help us help you promote and share your artistic achievements!

Do artworks published on the ArtLoupe mobile app appear on the ArtLoupe.org website?

HappyCrowd.aiNo. ArtLoupe is designed as a mobile-to-mobile art platform, and the ArtLoupe.org website is designed principally to serve the mobile app and its users–not the other way around. The ArtLoupe.org website does not currently offer a web version of the mobile app, nor does it offer for viewing or for sale the artwork featured on the ArtLoupe mobile app.

ArtLoupe deeply respects the privacy of our users and the intellectual content they share on our platform. Please see our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for more information.

More questions? Please contact us, we’re here to help!