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October 26, 2022
Why are retouching style guides so important? Style Guides hold all the elements of brand identity in one document.
October 5, 2022
FLOW: Barcelona was a live event bringing together the creative studio professionals to discuss content production.
July 25, 2022
More and more brands are utilizing the power of film for their e-commerce campaigns. And retouchign film comes with many of its own challenges and rewards.
July 5, 2022
Platform Updates for Pixelz include color references for color-matched images.
June 30, 2022
Film photography is taking on new life for e-commerce brands looking to stand out and make a memorable impact.
May 23, 2022
FLOW: NYC was a live event bringing together the creative studio professionals to discuss content production.
March 30, 2022
Platform Updates for Pixelz include new features for Editorial Retouching and optimizations to improve workflows
March 15, 2022
FLOW: Los Angeles was a live event bringing together the creative studio professionals to discuss content production.
February 13, 2022
A benchmark report on the current industry standards for e-commerce product images.
January 25, 2022
Podcast · The Squaretalk podcast - E-commerce retouching, automation, and agile processes with Brian Guidry
January 19, 2022
Flow 2021 was a live event in Berlin bringing together the creative studio professionals to discuss content production.
December 12, 2021
Adelis Equity Partners will invest in Pixelz ApS and take a majority ownership position to support our growth. We’re excited for this next step in our journey.
November 17, 2021
We’re excited to launch Editorial Retouching. Taking our in-depth knowledge and experience with e-commerce image workflows, we are streamlining the way studios edit their editorial images.
October 26, 2021
The latest update from the Pixelz Platform includes updates to our automations and bug fixes.
August 26, 2021
The latest update from the Pixelz Platform including UI updates and AI masking.
July 15, 2021
Elevated Product Images are breaking through on many e-commerce sites. A mix of traditional e-commerce and editorial product images, find out why they are the latest trend in visual commerce.
May 28, 2021
The latest update from the Pixelz Platform including automatic pausing of subscriptions when not in use for one billing cycle.
May 11, 2021
An interview with a stylist turned educator about what it takes to make it in the ecommerce and fashion industry.
April 26, 2021
The latest update from the Pixelz Platform is free additional users with user profiles. Learn how to set up user profiles and custom permissions.
March 17, 2021
Learn the best practices and studio tips for leather photography from world-leading ecommerce studios, and how to optimize your post-production image edits with retouching, color correction and cast removal, color matching, and more.
March 15, 2021
Platform Updates for Pixelz include new automations to increase efficiency and an optimized rejection setup.
February 17, 2021
In the midst of the global pandemic, eCommerce stores had two options: either close down shop or make changes. At Pixelz, we were pleased to discover that brands and retailers across the board chose the latter.
February 9, 2021
Color accuracy is important. Nearly 11% of consumers report that they would return their goods based on color inaccuracies
January 20, 2021
Podcast · How to capitalize on important aspects of e-commerce, with Brian Guidry from Pixelz and Steve Hutt from eCommerce Fastlane
December 28, 2020
A strong finish to the year sees several updates to the frontend, backend, API, and automation.
December 28, 2020
Pixelz compares retouching volume YoY, by company size, to see who’s recovering from COVID — and even thriving — and who isn’t.
October 28, 2020
Granular deadlines and one piece flow deliver retouched images exactly when you need them—in as few as 10 minutes!
September 21, 2020
Granular deadlines and one piece flow deliver retouched images exactly when you need them—in as few as 10 minutes!
September 18, 2020
Set minute by minute granular turnaround times, gain greater insight into your retouching KPIs, create custom stacking templates, and more with Pixelz.
August 17, 2020
Get all your retouching service KPIs at a glance. Compare productivity, quality, time savings, reliability, and average lead time to your SLA.
August 10, 2020
How has the Coronavirus changed product imagery? Pixelz explores the changes we’ve seen: the drop-off, recovery, and type of imagery we’ve been retouching.
May 26, 2020
New and improved product image editing specifications creation leads the line, followed by a host of system-wide retouching service updates.
May 25, 2020
Lindsay of The Line Studios breaks down the emerging trend of Agile Imagery. Learn how to effectively use one asset across multiple channels.
April 29, 2020
Use the retouching platform trusted with over 35M images since the 2010s by leading brands and retailers worldwide—and publish directly to Shopify.
March 31, 2020
No, we didn't have a plan for the whole world shutting down. But here's how and why we're still fully operational and fulfilling all of our SLAs.
March 13, 2020
Pixelz response to COVID-19. Steps we're taking to keep our communities safe and mitigate operational impact (currently no impact).
February 21, 2020
Cut your lead time, increase your throughput, and realize cost savings by operating Flow production in your e-commerce photo studio.
January 22, 2020
Product images aren't just for your product display page. Learn how to increase conversions with imagery through SMS, pop-ups, email, and more.
December 6, 2019
Our new extension store allows anyone to reap the benefit of our powerful extenions, now at a lower price.
December 4, 2019
Pixelz Academy is our internal e-learning platform and one of the bits of magic that allows us to offer lightning fast onboarding and unlimited scalability to our customers.
December 3, 2019
We are proud to be the owners of the most advanced image-editing AI in the world. And our customers are reaping the benefits.
November 11, 2019
Web push notifications provide a direct line of communication with customers and helping drive sales for e-commerce retailers.
October 23, 2019
Learn how to drive more sales for your e-commerce business with Google Shopping with Head of Paid Search at Ambition Anders Dohrn.
October 23, 2019
Learn how to drive change in your creative operations by leveraging data with Pixelz Lead Data Scientist Shan Newton.
September 24, 2019
Sahil Gupta, founder of 3D modeling company Spase.io, explains why 3D modeling is the next big technology in product imagery.
September 3, 2019
E-commerce, digital marketing, and Shopify expert Ben Zettler explains how to grow your brand and boost sales on the Shopify platform.
September 2, 2019
Bottlenecks in your retouching teams. Stressed staff. A chaotic work environment. Sound familiar? If so, it might be time to outsource your image-editing.
August 15, 2019
Start a creative operations efficiency transformation at your company or brand with these four lessons in executing a creative operations efficiency effort.
August 10, 2019
Pixelz in-house SEO expert Leonard de Freitas Nielsen shows you how to drive sales with your product image SEO.
August 6, 2019
Nikki Sakelliou, VP of Marketing, on the 5 years that took apparel brand Vuori from the garage to a $45 million growth equity investment--and what comes next.
July 31, 2019
We discuss the potential indirect costs of an outsource solution not taken into account by comparing price-per-image.
July 30, 2019
Step by step instructions on how to use Photoshop to create natural, drop, and reflection shadows in product images: sunglasses, shoes, jewelry, etc.
July 16, 2019
Shopify is empowering all e-commerce merchants of all sizes by building the world’s largest e-commerce ecosystem.
July 15, 2019
Instagram Feed 101: 3 Easy Steps To An Engaging Feed
July 2, 2019
Live edit retouching style guides online! Remove unclear pricing, endless emails to vendors, and misunderstood requirements from the image editing process.
April 24, 2019
Looking for a background removal service to cut-out, knock-out, etch, clip, silhouette, whatever you want to call it? Compare background removal options here.
April 9, 2019
Lightroom Classic vs Lightroom CC? How to perform Tethered Capture? How to create and use Presets? How to batch process images? It's all here, illustrated!
March 25, 2019
Hear how and why Pixelz is automating product photography post-production. PhD Sébastien breaks down the difference between real AI and marketing BS.
March 4, 2019
Learn how to sell on Amazon, eBay, Wal-Mart, and tons of other marketplaces from former Amazon and Wal-Mart exec Trent Lee. Use Amazon—don’t be used by Amazon!
March 3, 2019
Pixelz has become an early adopter of Vietnam's growing movement towards sustainability by becoming certified as a green office.
February 27, 2019
I went to Shopify's product photography class so you don't have to. Hear Shopify's photo best practices: what size, how many, what shape, how to edit, etc.
February 15, 2019
Whether it's lay-downs or pin-ups, retouching is an essential part of the workflow when shooting flats. Learn how to get it right—-and done for you.
January 25, 2019
Learn how and why to retouch apparel for on-body (on-model or on-mannequin) product photography.
January 8, 2019
Drive down the cost of product photography! Use retouching to reduce returns, style faster and better, enable props, optimize your website, and brand yourself.
December 4, 2018
No more spreadsheets! Use digital style guides to get your shot list right the first time—and automate file naming, asset approval, and traffic control.
October 19, 2018
Learn how to set up your photo studio for Ghost Mannequin product photography, the images you need to capture, and how to combine them in post-production.
October 12, 2018
Pixelz Colorways saves time, reduces sample costs, lowers shot counts, and improves product image consistency by automating color matching and recoloring.
September 28, 2018
Have you ever spent so much time writing out retouching instructions that you wondered if it would have been faster to just do them yourself? Stop doing that.
September 17, 2018
Do you need to combine images in order to show multi-pack quantity, waterfall available color options, or create assortment bundles for marketing?
August 17, 2018
How much does retouching really cost? Calculate costs for in-house retouching, and compare it to traditional outsourcing versus a retouching platform.
May 18, 2018
Don't risk trade secret theft, infection, hacking, or service outages. Learn how to run a risk assessment and build a risk profile for image editing vendors.
January 19, 2018
Artificial intelligence is here, and it's changing post-production forever. Learn how Pixelz is using AI to automate retouching, with real examples of AI drawn masks, mole removal, and product classification.
December 18, 2017
Learn how Jeff DeLaCruz of Products on White Photography uses software development, versatile setups, and efficent workflows to power photo studio growth.
December 13, 2017
Learn how a flat rate, per image white background photo studio is built for the startup era of e-commerce—with Jeff DeLaCruz of Products on White Photography.
November 6, 2017
How to outsource photo editing for e-commerce product images. Outsource photo retouching to remove the background, crop, create clipping paths, etc.
November 2, 2017
Want to save time and money on product image editing, so you can have more fun? Learn how to choose the best clipping path service for your e-commerce business. Why to outsource, how much it costs to do it, and essential questions you must ask every service. And then... maybe you will let Pixelz do the job!
June 15, 2017
Take a look at the human side of digital lean production. To truly be lean, whether in manufacturing or digital, you need to empower workers and develop leaders.
June 1, 2017
Digital lean manufacturing enables faster, lower priced, and better product image retouching. See how, and why, we built a Photoshop assembly line.
May 31, 2017
Impact sourcing emphasizes transparency and empowerment of staff. Danish Minister Tørnæs visited Pixelz in Hanoi to see ethical outsourcing for herself.
April 17, 2017
Google’s Guetzli JPEG encoder promises higher quality and smaller file sizes, but it underdelivers compared to MozJPEG. Check out our test results.
March 29, 2017
Learn how to communicate your product image retouching needs with the correct photo editing terms, so you’re not frozen out by post-production jargon.
March 3, 2017
Retouching best practices can increase product image quality and sales. See apparel, footwear, handbag, and model best practices with retouching before-and-after examples.
December 16, 2016
Step by step instructions, with imagery, on how to color match and recolor product images in Photoshop and Camera Raw by a professional digital retoucher.
November 10, 2016
Rick Wahlstrom was a one-man Photoshop before Adobe was founded. This interview reflects on an award-winning career starred by the Clio, ADDY, Px3, and more.
November 7, 2016
Impact sourcing is outsourcing the way it should be. Follow four simple principles to create committed, motivated, long-term international relationships.
October 21, 2016
See how The Renewal Workshop built a photography studio from scratch with a week’s work and less than $3700, capable of capturing hundreds of images a day.
October 19, 2016
Mark Tesi, former Global Creative Director for Reef and Roxy, shares his philosophy on creative direction and fashion photography for brands big and small.
October 6, 2016
Ever wanted to know how image editing works at Nike? Retoucher Mike Moreali describes life as a freelancer in the commercial photography industry.
August 31, 2016
Pixelz staff in Hanoi and Da Nang share photos they've taken of their homeland. See Vietnam through their eyes and in their own words.
August 24, 2016
See how we use Middleman static site generator and imgix for a lightweight design with responsive images, + interview with imgix exec about imgix and ecomm.
August 11, 2016
Next Step is a set of clearly defined professional pathways outlining all the positions available to staff and their corresponding training requirements.
July 28, 2016
Go inside the mind of an art director who’s been through explosive growth with outdoor lifestyle apparel companies Toad & Co and prAna Living.
June 28, 2016
See why professional photographers, models, stylists, and fashion insiders do free test shoots to build portfolios and network. BTS images and interview.
June 22, 2016
Learn how to shoot a lookbook for fashion from an experienced photography manager and stylist. Tips for budgeting, mood boards, booking, shot lists, and more.
May 11, 2016
Like wolves in the wilderness, plaintiff-side employment lawyers are scavenging the industry for models who have not been paid on the last day of a photoshoot.
May 9, 2016
Take an inside look at photo styling through the experienced eyes of Caeli Figueroa. Learn what goes into a good photoshoot - and how to avoid a bad one.
April 22, 2016
Pixelz corporate social responsibility led us to seek a responsible outsourcing partner. Go behind the scenes with DDD in Cambodia to see impact sourcing.
April 19, 2016
Do you know Photoshop laws in the USA? Some countries are slapping warning labels on photoshopped ads. Learn how to photoshop models ethically and legally.
March 29, 2016
Master three critical camera settings for DIY product photography: ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. Control light sensitivity, focus, and exposure time.
March 21, 2016
Learn how to photograph reflective glass products for eCommerce like a pro following our quick guide. Master camera settings, lighting, and post-production.
March 16, 2016
Pixelz product image editing API for P2P marketplaces will optimize user uploaded images for eCommerce. Learn how to make user generated photos consistent.
February 29, 2016
Learn how to shoot furniture for eCommerce. These 7 steps to DIY product photography teach you how to prep, photograph, and post-production process product images.
February 15, 2016
Do you know what product images really look like? Take a deep dive on data from over twenty thousand customers and Seven Million edited product images.
February 1, 2016
We're celebrating 5 years of creating beautiful product images! It's been a fun road to eight million edited product images.
January 18, 2016
Accurately represent your product to prevent confusion, limit returns, and build brand loyalty. Represent scale intuitively in product images.
January 6, 2016
Follow this quick do-it-yourself product photography guide to learn how to create hat and cap product images for eCommerce.
November 26, 2015
Find inspiration for additional product shots. Study after study has indicated more product images lead to more sales; try these ideas.
November 24, 2015
Prep your website for the busiest days of the year. Get your product images ready for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas shopping.
November 18, 2015
Get on Google Shopping! Complete guide to optimize images, set up product data feeds, and link your Merchant Center and Google Ads (AdWords) accounts.
November 5, 2015
Optimize your product images for Rakuten in a few quick clicks! Get professionally edited, Rakuten compliant product images in 24 hours or less.
October 20, 2015
Prep makes perfect. Check out these best practices for product photography, and you'll be on your way to a streamlined photoshoot workflow.
October 14, 2015
Optimize your Bigcommerce product images using the Pixelz app. Easily edit existing and brand new product images for perfect product listings.
October 5, 2015
Save time and money with this budget conscious DIY guide to product image backdrops. Learn how to use seamless rolls, walls, and fabric effectively.
September 25, 2015
Learn when, where, and how to use reflection shadows in post-production. The right shadow will add class to your product images.
September 10, 2015
'Clipping Path, It’s over. We’re through, and it’s not me – it’s you.'
August 13, 2015
Less is more - learn how to keep it natural when retouching models. Remember the product is the star of product images.
June 10, 2015
SEO best practices for product images and Google Image Search. Learn how to use file names, alt text, context, and image sitemaps to increase discoverability.
May 13, 2015
Use responsive design to make your product images adapt to Mobile devices. Serve the right size images to phones, tablets, and desktops.
May 4, 2015
Conquer the challenge of high key (white on white) product photography. Shoot white products on white backgrounds, stress-free.
May 4, 2015
We are Pixelz: The background has been removed. It’s time to focus on the product.
April 29, 2015
Compress to impress, with faster page loading times. Learn the pros and cons of jpg and png formats for product images.
April 23, 2015
Create consistent, compliant, and custom product images. Optimize your product images for eCommerce marketplaces, platforms, and personal websites.
March 25, 2015
Here's the cheatsheet you need for Amazon product images. Learn recommended size, background, margins, and product focus for multiple categories.
March 16, 2015
Create a 360 degree spin using a turntable and these tips, taught by Arqspin. Create a video or gif to give customers complete perspective.
February 19, 2015
Use Apple's Photos app to backup your product images. Check out iCloud, the Mac alternative to external hard drives and Dropbox.
November 24, 2014
See image guidelines for Amazon, eBay, Google, and more! Optimize your product images for marketplaces and eCommerce platforms.
November 9, 2014
Learn how to consistently align your apparel product images like a pro. This quick tutorial will bring a professional appearance to your online store.
November 7, 2014
Learn how to create natural and drop shadows in Photoshop. Add subtle depth to product images of scarves this season.
September 16, 2014
Follow this step-by-step DIY guide to photographing men's neckties. Product photography is simple with the right preparation.
August 12, 2014
White on white is alright, if you follow this product photography guide. Learn how to set your camera, setup your studio, and use foam boards for fill lighting.
August 5, 2014
Learn what sRGB is and why color profile matters for product images and eCommerce.
July 4, 2014
Use a grey card to adjust exposure and white balance settings for accurate color in product photography. Create accurate product images to reduce returns.
June 30, 2014
Learn how to light your product for stunning product photography. Follow our DIY guide to shopping for and setting up photography lighting equipment.
June 24, 2014
Pixelz is Recruiting New Team Members for its New Office in Hanoi, Vietnam. Come Join Us and Become Part of this Great Team!
June 23, 2014
Add GIF animations to your website. Combine product images in Adobe Photoshop to add live action to your site.
June 17, 2014
Learn how to light your product for stunning product photography. Follow our DIY guide to shopping for and setting up photography lighting equipment.
June 16, 2014
Learn how to effectively sell accessories with high quality product images. This guide will walk you from preshoot polishing to post-production and publishing.
June 16, 2014
Learn how to use product photography to sell your shoes. Quality product images will improve footwear product listings and sales.
June 16, 2014
More apparel images lead to more sales - here's some new angle inspiration. Try out these new product photography perspectives and detail product images.
June 12, 2014
Fashion photography lighting guide! Learn how to use natural window light, a mono strobe light, or double mono strobe light setup for apparel product photography.
June 10, 2014
Optimize your photo production workflow and learn how to increase productivity when creating and processing product photos in post-production.
June 4, 2014
Banish bad habits and create high-quality apparel product images. From product prep to the web, here's what your clothing photography workflow should look like.
May 29, 2014
Take these 10 steps to avoid jewelry photography gone wrong. Product photography doesn't have to be complicated; follow our DIY guide.
May 22, 2014
Before you blow your budget on product photography, consider using the quality camera you already own: your phone! Capture product images with an iPhone, Android, or other smartphone.
May 19, 2014
Follow this simple 7 step process to create effective, appealing apparel product photos with live models.
May 12, 2014
Put your best foot forward. Follow these simple principles of footwear product photography to create compelling product images.
May 8, 2014
Learn how to create and use a Do-It-Yourself Soft Lightbox following these three simple steps. Soft lighting creates flattering product images that sell!
May 5, 2014
Optimize your product images for search and sales. Post-production processing and product photography are eCommerce success drivers.
April 30, 2014
Don't make these common product photography mistakes. Learn how to create hiqh quality product images that sell.
April 8, 2014
Optimize your product images with our DIY guide to Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and post-production. Edit images yourself with step-by-step instructions.
April 4, 2014
Pixelz partners with REACH Vietnam, as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts in the Hanoi community.
March 27, 2014
Learn how to set up your own photo studio at home on a limited budget. See how to use a point-and-shoot camera, window light, white paper, and foam board reflectors to create product images like the professionals. Get buying recommendations, and learn how to arrange your home photo studio equipment.
March 24, 2014
Learn what, when, why, and how to outsource digital work.
March 18, 2014
Our insider Brian Guidry explains how leaders in the Fast Fashion industry like H&M, Zara, Bestseller, and Mango have optimized their creative operations.
March 10, 2014
Go from studio-to-web in 8 simple steps. Learn how to set your camera for product photography, capture your product image, and process in post-production.
February 24, 2014
Get product image guidelines for Amazon, eBay, Google Shopping, Etsy, and Facebook in one chart. Then go beyond compliance and learn to optimize your photos.
February 24, 2014
Learn about product photography and post-production from the pros. DIY tips and industry insider info make image editing easy.
October 26, 2022
Why are retouching style guides so important? Style Guides hold all the elements of brand identity in one document.
October 5, 2022
FLOW: Barcelona was a live event bringing together the creative studio professionals to discuss content production.
July 25, 2022
More and more brands are utilizing the power of film for their e-commerce campaigns. And retouchign film comes with many of its own challenges and rewards.
July 5, 2022
Platform Updates for Pixelz include color references for color-matched images.
June 30, 2022
Film photography is taking on new life for e-commerce brands looking to stand out and make a memorable impact.
May 23, 2022
FLOW: NYC was a live event bringing together the creative studio professionals to discuss content production.
March 30, 2022
Platform Updates for Pixelz include new features for Editorial Retouching and optimizations to improve workflows
March 15, 2022
FLOW: Los Angeles was a live event bringing together the creative studio professionals to discuss content production.
February 13, 2022
A benchmark report on the current industry standards for e-commerce product images.
January 25, 2022
Podcast · The Squaretalk podcast - E-commerce retouching, automation, and agile processes with Brian Guidry
January 19, 2022
Flow 2021 was a live event in Berlin bringing together the creative studio professionals to discuss content production.
December 12, 2021
Adelis Equity Partners will invest in Pixelz ApS and take a majority ownership position to support our growth. We’re excited for this next step in our journey.
November 17, 2021
We’re excited to launch Editorial Retouching. Taking our in-depth knowledge and experience with e-commerce image workflows, we are streamlining the way studios edit their editorial images.
October 26, 2021
The latest update from the Pixelz Platform includes updates to our automations and bug fixes.
August 17, 2020
Get all your retouching service KPIs at a glance. Compare productivity, quality, time savings, reliability, and average lead time to your SLA.
April 29, 2020
Use the retouching platform trusted with over 35M images since the 2010s by leading brands and retailers worldwide—and publish directly to Shopify.
March 13, 2020
Pixelz response to COVID-19. Steps we're taking to keep our communities safe and mitigate operational impact (currently no impact).
December 4, 2019
Pixelz Academy is our internal e-learning platform and one of the bits of magic that allows us to offer lightning fast onboarding and unlimited scalability to our customers.
July 2, 2019
Live edit retouching style guides online! Remove unclear pricing, endless emails to vendors, and misunderstood requirements from the image editing process.
September 28, 2018
Have you ever spent so much time writing out retouching instructions that you wondered if it would have been faster to just do them yourself? Stop doing that.
January 19, 2018
Artificial intelligence is here, and it's changing post-production forever. Learn how Pixelz is using AI to automate retouching, with real examples of AI drawn masks, mole removal, and product classification.
June 1, 2017
Digital lean manufacturing enables faster, lower priced, and better product image retouching. See how, and why, we built a Photoshop assembly line.
May 31, 2017
Impact sourcing emphasizes transparency and empowerment of staff. Danish Minister Tørnæs visited Pixelz in Hanoi to see ethical outsourcing for herself.
August 11, 2016
Next Step is a set of clearly defined professional pathways outlining all the positions available to staff and their corresponding training requirements.
March 16, 2016
Pixelz product image editing API for P2P marketplaces will optimize user uploaded images for eCommerce. Learn how to make user generated photos consistent.
February 15, 2016
Do you know what product images really look like? Take a deep dive on data from over twenty thousand customers and Seven Million edited product images.
February 1, 2016
We're celebrating 5 years of creating beautiful product images! It's been a fun road to eight million edited product images.
May 4, 2015
We are Pixelz: The background has been removed. It’s time to focus on the product.
April 23, 2015
Create consistent, compliant, and custom product images. Optimize your product images for eCommerce marketplaces, platforms, and personal websites.
June 24, 2014
Pixelz is Recruiting New Team Members for its New Office in Hanoi, Vietnam. Come Join Us and Become Part of this Great Team!
April 4, 2014
Pixelz partners with REACH Vietnam, as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts in the Hanoi community.
February 24, 2014
Learn about product photography and post-production from the pros. DIY tips and industry insider info make image editing easy.
October 28, 2020
Granular deadlines and one piece flow deliver retouched images exactly when you need them—in as few as 10 minutes!
September 21, 2020
Granular deadlines and one piece flow deliver retouched images exactly when you need them—in as few as 10 minutes!
May 25, 2020
Lindsay of The Line Studios breaks down the emerging trend of Agile Imagery. Learn how to effectively use one asset across multiple channels.
January 22, 2020
Product images aren't just for your product display page. Learn how to increase conversions with imagery through SMS, pop-ups, email, and more.
October 23, 2019
Learn how to drive change in your creative operations by leveraging data with Pixelz Lead Data Scientist Shan Newton.
September 24, 2019
Sahil Gupta, founder of 3D modeling company Spase.io, explains why 3D modeling is the next big technology in product imagery.
September 3, 2019
E-commerce, digital marketing, and Shopify expert Ben Zettler explains how to grow your brand and boost sales on the Shopify platform.
September 2, 2019
Bottlenecks in your retouching teams. Stressed staff. A chaotic work environment. Sound familiar? If so, it might be time to outsource your image-editing.
July 15, 2019
Instagram Feed 101: 3 Easy Steps To An Engaging Feed
April 24, 2019
Looking for a background removal service to cut-out, knock-out, etch, clip, silhouette, whatever you want to call it? Compare background removal options here.
April 9, 2019
Lightroom Classic vs Lightroom CC? How to perform Tethered Capture? How to create and use Presets? How to batch process images? It's all here, illustrated!
March 25, 2019
Hear how and why Pixelz is automating product photography post-production. PhD Sébastien breaks down the difference between real AI and marketing BS.
October 19, 2018
Learn how to set up your photo studio for Ghost Mannequin product photography, the images you need to capture, and how to combine them in post-production.
September 17, 2018
Do you need to combine images in order to show multi-pack quantity, waterfall available color options, or create assortment bundles for marketing?
August 17, 2018
How much does retouching really cost? Calculate costs for in-house retouching, and compare it to traditional outsourcing versus a retouching platform.
May 18, 2018
Don't risk trade secret theft, infection, hacking, or service outages. Learn how to run a risk assessment and build a risk profile for image editing vendors.
December 13, 2017
Learn how a flat rate, per image white background photo studio is built for the startup era of e-commerce—with Jeff DeLaCruz of Products on White Photography.
March 29, 2017
Learn how to communicate your product image retouching needs with the correct photo editing terms, so you’re not frozen out by post-production jargon.
December 16, 2016
Step by step instructions, with imagery, on how to color match and recolor product images in Photoshop and Camera Raw by a professional digital retoucher.
June 22, 2016
Learn how to shoot a lookbook for fashion from an experienced photography manager and stylist. Tips for budgeting, mood boards, booking, shot lists, and more.
February 29, 2016
Learn how to shoot furniture for eCommerce. These 7 steps to DIY product photography teach you how to prep, photograph, and post-production process product images.
January 18, 2016
Accurately represent your product to prevent confusion, limit returns, and build brand loyalty. Represent scale intuitively in product images.
November 26, 2015
Find inspiration for additional product shots. Study after study has indicated more product images lead to more sales; try these ideas.
November 24, 2015
Prep your website for the busiest days of the year. Get your product images ready for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas shopping.
November 18, 2015
Get on Google Shopping! Complete guide to optimize images, set up product data feeds, and link your Merchant Center and Google Ads (AdWords) accounts.
November 5, 2015
Optimize your product images for Rakuten in a few quick clicks! Get professionally edited, Rakuten compliant product images in 24 hours or less.
October 20, 2015
Prep makes perfect. Check out these best practices for product photography, and you'll be on your way to a streamlined photoshoot workflow.
September 25, 2015
Learn when, where, and how to use reflection shadows in post-production. The right shadow will add class to your product images.
September 10, 2015
'Clipping Path, It’s over. We’re through, and it’s not me – it’s you.'
August 13, 2015
Less is more - learn how to keep it natural when retouching models. Remember the product is the star of product images.
June 10, 2015
SEO best practices for product images and Google Image Search. Learn how to use file names, alt text, context, and image sitemaps to increase discoverability.
May 13, 2015
Use responsive design to make your product images adapt to Mobile devices. Serve the right size images to phones, tablets, and desktops.
May 4, 2015
Conquer the challenge of high key (white on white) product photography. Shoot white products on white backgrounds, stress-free.
April 29, 2015
Compress to impress, with faster page loading times. Learn the pros and cons of jpg and png formats for product images.
March 25, 2015
Here's the cheatsheet you need for Amazon product images. Learn recommended size, background, margins, and product focus for multiple categories.
March 16, 2015
Create a 360 degree spin using a turntable and these tips, taught by Arqspin. Create a video or gif to give customers complete perspective.
February 19, 2015
Use Apple's Photos app to backup your product images. Check out iCloud, the Mac alternative to external hard drives and Dropbox.
November 24, 2014
See image guidelines for Amazon, eBay, Google, and more! Optimize your product images for marketplaces and eCommerce platforms.
November 9, 2014
Learn how to consistently align your apparel product images like a pro. This quick tutorial will bring a professional appearance to your online store.
November 7, 2014
Learn how to create natural and drop shadows in Photoshop. Add subtle depth to product images of scarves this season.
July 4, 2014
Use a grey card to adjust exposure and white balance settings for accurate color in product photography. Create accurate product images to reduce returns.
June 30, 2014
Learn how to light your product for stunning product photography. Follow our DIY guide to shopping for and setting up photography lighting equipment.
May 29, 2014
Take these 10 steps to avoid jewelry photography gone wrong. Product photography doesn't have to be complicated; follow our DIY guide.
May 19, 2014
Follow this simple 7 step process to create effective, appealing apparel product photos with live models.
May 12, 2014
Put your best foot forward. Follow these simple principles of footwear product photography to create compelling product images.
May 5, 2014
Optimize your product images for search and sales. Post-production processing and product photography are eCommerce success drivers.
April 30, 2014
Don't make these common product photography mistakes. Learn how to create hiqh quality product images that sell.
March 24, 2014
Learn what, when, why, and how to outsource digital work.
March 10, 2014
Go from studio-to-web in 8 simple steps. Learn how to set your camera for product photography, capture your product image, and process in post-production.
February 24, 2014
Get product image guidelines for Amazon, eBay, Google Shopping, Etsy, and Facebook in one chart. Then go beyond compliance and learn to optimize your photos.
November 2, 2017
Want to save time and money on product image editing, so you can have more fun? Learn how to choose the best clipping path service for your e-commerce business. Why to outsource, how much it costs to do it, and essential questions you must ask every service. And then... maybe you will let Pixelz do the job!
March 29, 2016
Master three critical camera settings for DIY product photography: ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. Control light sensitivity, focus, and exposure time.
March 21, 2016
Learn how to photograph reflective glass products for eCommerce like a pro following our quick guide. Master camera settings, lighting, and post-production.
January 6, 2016
Follow this quick do-it-yourself product photography guide to learn how to create hat and cap product images for eCommerce.
October 5, 2015
Save time and money with this budget conscious DIY guide to product image backdrops. Learn how to use seamless rolls, walls, and fabric effectively.
September 16, 2014
Follow this step-by-step DIY guide to photographing men's neckties. Product photography is simple with the right preparation.
August 12, 2014
White on white is alright, if you follow this product photography guide. Learn how to set your camera, setup your studio, and use foam boards for fill lighting.
June 17, 2014
Learn how to light your product for stunning product photography. Follow our DIY guide to shopping for and setting up photography lighting equipment.
June 16, 2014
Learn how to effectively sell accessories with high quality product images. This guide will walk you from preshoot polishing to post-production and publishing.
June 16, 2014
Learn how to use product photography to sell your shoes. Quality product images will improve footwear product listings and sales.
June 16, 2014
More apparel images lead to more sales - here's some new angle inspiration. Try out these new product photography perspectives and detail product images.
June 12, 2014
Fashion photography lighting guide! Learn how to use natural window light, a mono strobe light, or double mono strobe light setup for apparel product photography.
June 4, 2014
Banish bad habits and create high-quality apparel product images. From product prep to the web, here's what your clothing photography workflow should look like.
May 8, 2014
Learn how to create and use a Do-It-Yourself Soft Lightbox following these three simple steps. Soft lighting creates flattering product images that sell!
April 8, 2014
Optimize your product images with our DIY guide to Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and post-production. Edit images yourself with step-by-step instructions.
March 27, 2014
Learn how to set up your own photo studio at home on a limited budget. See how to use a point-and-shoot camera, window light, white paper, and foam board reflectors to create product images like the professionals. Get buying recommendations, and learn how to arrange your home photo studio equipment.
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Best Practices

Mar 24, 2014

How Outsourcing Can Take Your Business To The Next Level

As more and more outsourcing companies appear in the market, businesses now have endless options to streamline their services...
Apr 30, 2014

Common Mistakes in Product Photography and How to Avoid them

Product photography is one such factor. A blurry low-quality image will scare customers away, but a strong, appealing product photograph with great composition...
Jul 25, 2022

The Challenges and Rewards of Retouching Film

The use of film photography in e-commerce can help brands stand out from the crowd with impactful images that connect with customers and evoke emotion.

How-To Guides

May 19, 2014

7 Easy Steps to Create Professional Apparel Product Photos With Live Models

In apparel product photography, images with live models can give clothing a level of character and shape that lay-down or mannequin shots just can’t.
Jan 18, 2022

Lighting Equipment 101: Why to Invest and What to Buy

Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional, understanding that light is a vital part of the outcome of your images is crucial.
Jan 19, 2022

7 Steps for Optimizing DIY Furniture Product Photography

E-commerce depends on product photography: it has been demonstrated time and again that product images drive sales.