How to Edit Your Listing Photos

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When you add a photo to your listings, you can crop the photo and adjust the thumbnail image that displays in search results and on your shop homepage.

Learn more about requirements for listing photos.

How to choose your thumbnail image

 The first photo on a listing becomes the thumbnail for this listing. The thumbnail is the image that buyers see in your shop home, in search results, and in various other places on Etsy.

To choose your thumbnail photo:

  1. Drag the photo you want as your thumbnail to the first photo slot.
  2. Click Adjust thumbnail below your first photo. You can zoom in and change the photo’s position within the square.
  3. Click Save.

How to adjust your thumbnail photo

To adjust your thumbnail photo:

  1. On, click Shop Manager.
  2. Click Listings.
  3. Edit your listing or create a new listing.
  4. Click Adjust Thumbnail next to your primary image.
  5. Slide the circular button left and right to zoom in and out.
  6. Drag your image until it’s in the position you want.
  7. Once you're happy with your adjustments, click Save.

How to crop your listing photos

You can crop the full-size images on your public listing page by using the crop tool. To crop your listing photos:

  1. On, click Shop Manager.
  2. Click Listings.
  3. Edit your listing or create a new listing.
  4. Hover over the photo you want to crop.
  5. Click the crop icon.
  6. Select any one of the suggested crop sizes or drag the corners of the grid to customize the crop area.
  7. Click Save.

Once you crop an image and save it, you won’t be able to undo the crop. If you make a mistake, you’ll have to upload the original image again.

Keep in mind that cropping your image or changing photo dimensions will affect the position of the picture inside the thumbnail. It’s a good idea to make any cropping adjustments before you adjust your thumbnail.

Image editing tools

If you need to edit your images further, here are two free third-party online photo editing services that many sellers like to use. You can use any one of these tools to edit your images for Etsy:

(Etsy is not affiliated with these services.)

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