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About eBay pictures

What is eBay Pictures?

eBay Pictures is a programme where we give you the opportunity to submit to us digital pictures you take of certain products. If we select your picture to represent that product in our product catalogue, we will pay you the stated price for the digital pictures we accept.

eBay Pictures is separate from the voluntary program where eBay members can choose to share their content by agreeing to give us a non-exclusive license to include pictures from their listings in return for a photo attribution. eBay Pictures only accesses photos not available in the content sharing program. Products that require images will be listed on the eBay Pictures site, and you'll be able to submit your pictures for consideration.

What are the requirements?

You'll need to have an eBay Account and a PayPal account, and then create an account on eBay Pictures. Any picture you submit must have been taken by you, and you must have the right to sell it. See our rules about intellectual property and eBay Pictures Terms and Conditions.

What pictures are needed?

Visit eBay Pictures to find out what products we need photos for in our product catalogue. You can browse the whole list, type in a specific product in the search box, or look for products in certain categories. If you haven't created an account on eBay Pictures, you can still browse the list of pictures that we're looking for.

To browse:
  1. Click on a category you're interested in, or use the search box to look for a specific product.

  2. Browse the list of products for which we need pictures, or select a different category from the list on the left side of the page.

  3. If you see a product for which you want to submit a picture, create an account on eBay Pictures.

How do I create an account?

If you're not already an eBay member, first register with eBay. Then:

  1. Click the Sign in link at the top of the page or Get Started Now button.

  2. Provide the required information including the email address that you use for your PayPal account. (Create a PayPal account, if you don't already have one.)

  3. Select the user agreement check box, and then click the Submit button.

How do I submit a picture?

You can upload up to 5 pictures for each item.

  • After you login you can search for products by entering the product name and category.

  • From the list of products, select the check box next to the product picture you want to upload, and then click the Submit pictures button.

  • Click the Upload button next to the products you want.

  • In the popup window that opens, click the Browse button to select the picture from your drive.

  • Select the check box next to I certify that I have the right to distribute these photos and that they do not violate the Terms and Conditions.

  • Click the Upload button.

We will review your photos and select or reject them within a few business days, normally about one week. Rejected pictures are immediately deleted from the system.

Checking the status of your pictures?

At the top of the page where you select products and categories to browse, you’ll see your account status and recent activity.

Your account status shows:

  • Photos submitted

  • Potential earnings

  • Amount earned

Recent activity includes:

  • The date and name of the products for which you’ve submitted pictures

  • The number of pictures you’ve submitted for each product.

Will I be paid for my pictures?

If your digital picture is selected by us at our discretion, eBay will pay the price listed for the image, normally between £0.50 - £6.00. However, a few products may have a price up to £20.00.  The price to be paid for each selected digital picture is identified next to the applicable product.   

Payment will be paid to your active PayPal account. Do keep in mind that depending on your type of PayPal account and settings, currency conversion and other service fees may apply to your receipt of payments.  

It will take a few weeks for photo selection and payment to be processed. Pictures are selected at eBay’s discretion. If eBay a digital picture you submit for purchase, then upon payment of the purchase price eBay will own and have exclusive rights to the digital picture.

How can you contribute to the FAQs?

A new FAQs can be submitted by eBay Pictures users by going to contact ussubmitting your queries to the customer support representative.

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