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Listing Images

Note: This feature is currently available for all category listings that are in the Used or Collectible condition, with the exception of Entertainment Collectibles, Sports Collectibles, and Art.


Using images to help describe the items you are selling provides customers with useful information, and is especially helpful for describing the condition of used and collectible items. You can upload up to 6 images to display as part of each listing.

Where are the images displayed?

The images will be displayed on the offer listing page. A thumbnail of the main image is displayed in the condition column of the offer listing page. When a customer clicks on the thumbnail, the full size image will be displayed, along with thumbnails of the other images of your item. For more information about the offer listing page, see Learn how to List a product.

Uploading Images

There are several ways to add a product image to Amazon:

  • Use the Add a Product tool to add an image when you create a new listing.
  • Use the Manage Inventory tool to add an image to an existing listing.
  • If you use inventory files, specify the product image URL in the inventory file.
Images may take up to 24 hours to appear on a product detail page.

Image Guidelines and Requirements

Images of your item should be used to depict the characteristics of a specific, unique used or collectible item in your inventory. They are not intended to be images of a new or generic product.

Listing images of your item must meet the following requirements, which are different from Product Image Requirements:

  • The image must be of, or pertain to, the product being sold.
  • The image must be in focus and well lit, with realistic color, and smooth edges.
  • Pure white backgrounds are preferred.
  • The image must not contain gratuitous or confusing additional objects.
  • The images must not contain additional text, graphics, or inset images.
  • Pornographic and offensive materials are not allowed.

Additional notes:

  • Other products or objects are allowed to help demonstrate the scale or use of the product.
  • Cropped or close-up images are allowed.
  • Backgrounds and environments are allowed.

Before submitting listing image files, be sure that they meet the following specifications:

Image Requirement, for more details, check here List Single Items Book Loader Feeds
Accepted File Types JPEG (.jpg), TIFF (.tif) or GIF (.gif) file JPEG (.jpg), TIFF (.tif) or GIF (.gif) file
Maximum File Size 10MB 10MB
Image Resolution 72 pixels per inch 72 pixels per inch
Minimum Dimensions* 1000 x 1000 pixels The smallest your file can be is 500 pixels on its longest side.
Maximum Dimensions* 2000 x 2000 pixels 10,000 x 10,000 pixels
Maximum Dimension Ratio* 5 to 1 (2:1 or 1:1 preferred) 5 to 1 (2:1 or 1:1 preferred)
All images submitted will be scaled to 500 x 500 pixels irrespective of the size and dimension ratio of the image provided. Images that do not have a 1:1 dimension ratio will be padded with white space on the shorter sides.

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