When you list an item on eBay, you have to include at least one photo in your listing, but we recommend including more to help increase your chances of a successful sale. Please see our full policy guidelines below for more details on our requirements for pictures that are included in listings.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many photos can I add?
You can add up to 12 photos in your listing for free. Make sure to include images of any imperfections or damage so buyers can see clearly what they're bidding on or buying.
Can I list my items and add photos later?
No, you have to add photos when you're creating your listing. You can create your listing, save it, and come back to add photos later, but you can't list your item until you've added images to the listing.
Read our full policy
Picture policy overview
Photos are one of the most important parts of a listing. Pictures let buyers see details that you can't put in words, and allow them to form accurate expectations around their purchases. Including clear and detailed photos of your items will help you to keep buyers happy by letting them see exactly what they will be getting. We require at least one photo in your listing, but suggest that you include many clear pictures of your item.
Make sure your listings follow these guidelines. If they don't, some or all of your listings may be ended or not displayed in the eBay search results. You may also be subject to a range of other actions, including listing fees not being refunded and limits of your buying and selling privileges.
What are the guidelines?Allowed
- Include large, clear photos of the item for sale
- Include pictures of any flaws so that buyers can see what they are getting
- Including photos that don't accurately represent the item for sale
- Placeholder images used to convey messages, such as no image available, or out of stock, or other marketing messages
- Stock photos for used, damaged or defective items
- Adding borders to your photos
- Using a picture that is less than 500 pixels on the longest side
- Adding additional text, artwork, or marketing to photos
- Watermarks of any type, including those used for ownership attribution
Why does eBay have this policy?
High quality images improve the buying experience. Listings that follow these guidelines are more likely to result in a sale and show up in Google or other search engines.