Saatchi Art allows you to upload and share your artworks with the world. Using our uploader tool, you can edit your artwork, delete artworks, and upload multiple images of your work.
Within this article, we'll cover the following topics:
- Upload Your Artworks to Your Portfolio
- Edit Your Artwork’s Information
- Delete Artwork from Your Portfolio
- How to Upload Multiple Images of My Artwork
- Technical Trouble - How to troubleshoot
There is no limit to the number of artworks you can upload. We invite you to post and sell as many of your artworks as you’d like! Just so long as your image file size is 1500W X 1200W pixels or larger, and in the color format of RGB, your file will be accepted to upload.
Step 1 – Hover over your name from the main menu and select Upload Art (see below). You’ll be directed to the Upload Art page.
Or, if you're looking at your profile, select Upload Art in the top right corner, below your name.
Step 2 – Click the Upload Now blue button at top. A pop up of your computer's files will appear. Browse for the image file you’d like to upload. Select that file and it will begin upload onto Saatchi Art.
Once your work has been uploaded, select the blue button on the lower right corner to proceed to the next step.
Next, select the subject of your artwork from the drop-down menu selection.
Next, select the category of your artwork by clicking one of the 9 thumbnail options.
Next, select the year you have created the artwork, if you would like to sell the original artwork, if you would like to sell Open Edition Prints, and if you are the copyright owner of the image. (Note: that you must be the owner of the copyright to proceed with uploading the artwork. For more information on our terms that you agreed to upon creating an account with Saatchi Art, please read here.)
Next, throughout the site, your artwork will be displayed as smaller thumbnails which users can click on to be taken to the full-sized version. If desired, you can adjust the appearance of your artwork's thumbnails by clicking and dragging the image within the specified size windows.
Also, if for any reason you wish to replace your image file, click "Select different image" to begin again from the start with a new image file.
Next, provide the mediums, materials, and the style of your artwork. Then, provide at least 5 keywords that relate to you or the artwork. They can any word that is relative to your creative process and/or the artwork itself. Press "enter" after each word.
Next, provide the accurate size of your artwork. Be certain to note your account's preferred measurement (Imperial/IN or Metric/CM). This can be found in your Account Information.
If your work is a flat work on paper, we recommend to provide .1 as the depth.
Next, provide the title of your artwork. If you are selling a Limited Edition Print, you will be prompted to provide the total number of editions your printed series.
The art description needs to be at least 50 characters. Feel free to write as much information as you wish to describe your artwork and your creative process. Please also note how you intend to ship the artwork. Your customers will appreciate your explanation so they know how it will arrive to them!
Next, select the method that you will ship the artwork to your customer.
Next, provide the total shipping weight of your artwork. We will provide a tip to help guide you.
Note that you must factor in the weight of the artwork itself as well as the weight of the packaging. For larger artworks that need to be packaged into a wood crate, be certain to note the total size for a large wood crate can be up to 50 KG.
Next, provide your pick up location. This is where we will send the courier to come to pick up the packaged artwork.
Next, provide the price of your artwork. IMPORTANT: The cost of packaging is the responsibility of the artist. You must factor in the cost of packaging materials into your artwork price. For more tips on pricing, we offer some methods in our Getting Started article.
We will show you the commission amount you will make on your sale as well as the total price for shipping & handling. Note that the shipping & handling will be factored into the final price as seen by your customer.
Lastly, select SUBMIT
You will then be taken to the Artwork Detail page as it is now within your portfolio.
TO EDIT AN ARTWORK:
Step 1 – When looking at your artworks, mouseover the thumbnail of the work you would like to edit and click the Pencil (edit) icon to go to the artwork's edit page.
From the artwork detail page, click the Edit link beneath the artwork's image (within the Manage Your Art section.)
Step 2 – Make your desired edits in the appropriate fields.
Step 3 – Click Save Changes.
TO DELETE AN ARTWORK:
Step 1 – Click on the thumbnail of the work you would like to delete.
Step 2 – In the Manage Your Art section below the image, click Delete.
Step 3 – You’ll be given the choice to Cancel your decision to delete the image and edit the artwork details instead.
If you’re certain you’d like to delete the work from your profile entirely, click Delete My Artwork Anyway.
HOW TO UPLOAD MULTIPLE IMAGES:
Recently, we introduced the ability to add multiple images for one piece of work. We invite you to use this function to share different viewpoints of your work with the Saatchi Art community.
Step 1 — Go to your profile and choose one of your artworks. At the top lefthand corner of the large image of your work, there will be a small blue circle with an arrow in it. Underneath, it says Add/Edit Images. Click this button to add multiple images.
Step 2 — After clicking Add/Edit Images, a box below your artwork will appear. This box will either allow you to drop files or choose files from your computer to upload.
Step 3 — Once you have uploaded your images you will be able to reorder the thumbnails by dragging and dropping, delete unwanted images by pressing the orange “X” and edit each of their captions, i.e. stating the viewpoints in which you have photographed the work, different imagery within the work, etc. When finished, click Submit.
Step 4 — Now that multiple images of the artwork have been submitted, you will see them shown at the top lefthand corner of the main image.
Step 5 — Clicking through these thumbnails, the viewer will be able to see many angles and intricacies in the artwork.
Step 6 — To add, edit or delete any of the additional images, simply click the Add/Edit Images button again to have the box appear below your work. You can add additional works, add or change the caption, reorder the works, or click the orange “X” located on the top right of the thumbnail to delete it.
The multiple images tool is great for paintings as well! See this fantastic example,
A fews things to note about our Multiple Images Tool -
- This tool is not accessible for artists when on a mobile device (iPad, Mobile).
- You can upload up to (5) images in addition to the main image, making (6) in total.
- If you do not upload multiple images, the viewer will not see the Add/Edit Images button when viewing your profile.
- However, if you are the artist, you will always see the Add/Edit Images button in the top lefthand corner of your main image. Note: Artists should sign out of their account so they can see how the page looks to other viewers.
- The images must be 1500 pixels wide, anything smaller will not be accepted.
- All additional images can be captioned. The main image will continue to have the description below.
- Video will not be accepted at this time.
If you’re having problems uploading images, please try the following troubleshooting techniques:
- Clear cache on your web browser.
- Temporarily disable your Firewall or Anti-Virus program while uploading images to our site.
- Scroll to the top of the upload page to see the red error message bar. This displays an explanation of the uploading error which may help you correct the problem.
- Your image may be too small. Make sure that it is a minimum of 1500 x 1200 pixels. (Note that although you may upload an image of at least 1500 x 1200 pixels, the ability to sell prints through the site is dependent on the pixel size and aspect ratio.
- Make sure that your image does NOT exceed 50 MB and is in the color format of RGB (not CMYK)