How To Format An Image For Amazon Using Photoshop

How To Format An Image For Amazon Using Photoshop

Below is a summary of how to format an image for Amazon using photoshop


Step 1:  Download The Image

On your gallery page, you'll want to download the original image. Pay attention to the numbers on the right, those are pixel dimensions.  

Amazon wants a pixel dimension of 3000px X 3000px max. But we recommend a 2000 X 2000 pixel square image.

Step 2: Open It Up In Photoshop & Review The Sizing

It's always good practice to find out the sizing of the image before you start work on it. You can do this by opening up either Image > Canvas Size or Image > Image Size.  

Canvas size, when changed will add whitespace to the outside of the frame. If you're into CSS think of it as padding. In this instance, were going to bring the image to a square by matching the width to the height so that it is 5472px X 5472px.

Step 3:  Crop The Image

Switch the crop tool by pressing C or selecting it from the menu. Set the proportions to 1 X 1, unconstrained. This will allow us to keep a square and crop in. Go as close to the product as you want. If you go too close you may crop out the shadow, but if your crop is too wide it may make the product look too small in Amazon.

Step 4:  Save For Web and Resize

The compression isn't as important for Amazon, as load speed is not a factor. It's good to take a look at the comparison and save for the web. Pick a compression that works best for the image without degrading it.

Make sure to resize it in Image Size at the bottom to 2000px X 2000px.  

Step 5.  Save and upload

Mission complete. Feel free to write comments at the bottom & I'll be happy to answer them.


Learn more in The Ultimate Guide To Amazon's Image Requirements