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After you have joined ArtWanted you can start uploading images to your online portfolio.

Login to ArtWanted Control Panel, then click the ADD IMAGES link on the left side of the page.

On the upload page, you can then drag-n-drop your images in the gray uploading area, or click the box to select the images from your computer/phone. Follow the prompts on this page to upload your image(s).

After uploading, you will be taken to the EDIT IMAGE page to add additional details about your artwork.

JPEG/JPG images are the preferred file type, due to their small size and compatibility. We can also accept PNG & GIF images.

All images should be in RGB mode, not CMYK or Grayscale.

GIF animations are accepted, but can produce mixed results, depending on the files size, animation and color pallet.

Native software formats such as Adobe Photoshop PSD, Adobe Illustrator, Camera Raw can not be uploaded. These files should be converted to a JPG/PNG image before uploading.

This is taken from our policy's page:

Artwork that is not permitted on our website includes, but is not limited to: Any artwork containing full or frontal nudity, genitals, female nipples, naked butts or butt cracks, sex/erotic/pornographic artwork of any kind, extreme gore or any other artwork that may be considered adult/mature/offensive in nature. Borderline subject material that is not specifically mentioned above, may also be removed. Our site moderators will review the artwork posted to our site and remove the artwork and the artist's account if needed. We reserve the right to modify/delete any artwork posted to our website.

ArtWanted accepts any image resolution up to 100 million pixels (10,000 pixels wide x 10,000 pixels tall).

Your image will be resized for your online portfolio to a maximum of 750 pixels tall/wide. Website visitors will not be able to view/download any original high-resolution file you upload.

Premium Members should upload higher resolution files. This is because they have additional portfolio features, such as a "quick zoom" image, full-screen images, high-resolution file archives and our print-on-demand program, which all use larger files sizes for the best experience.

All images on the Internet, no matter which website you are on, can be downloaded and printed. There is no way to stop this on any website you belong to, it's just the nature of the Internet.

This being said, ArtWanted does offer several options to reduce online image theft and discourage this behavior.

First, we only display a low-resolution version of your artwork on your portfolio. These images are no larger than 750 pixels wide/tall, so printing them will result in a blurry/pixelated image.

ArtWanted also has a 'no-right-click' message that pops up if someone right-clicks on your images. However, this does not prevent anyone from downloading your images.

The best way to protect your artwork is by adding a visible watermark or copyright notice to your art. You can do this before you upload the image to ArtWanted using an image editing program like Photoshop. ArtWanted also has a free feature to add a watermark/copyright notice on your art after your image is uploaded.

This answer depends on your account type.

Free accounts are allowed up to 50 images per year on your ArtWanted portfolio. After each year of membership, you are given an additional 50 images to upload. For example, after 4 years of membership, you can upload up to 200 images (50 x 4).

Premium Members and Personal Website members can upload unlimited images to our website.

Images uploaded in our message boards or contests area do not count towards your portfolio images.

'Fan Art' is defined as artwork of copyrighted characters or people that you have drawn. (ie Spider Man, Harry Potter, etc.)

Yes, we do allow fan art on our site. Your image description should include the words "fan art" and/or give credit to the original copyright holder.

Fan art can not be sold on our site or be included in any publications, to avoid any copyright issues.