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You can upload GIFs to ArtPlacer in the artworks section. Bear in mind that Animated GIFs will show the first frame (no animation) everywhere except on the Virtual Exhibitions Artwork Info Modal.
STEP BY STEP GUIDE
How to upload a GIF or Artwork
Once you are in your account and ready to upload your first artwork, you will need to go to the artworks section. You can find it on the Dashboard at app.artplacer.com, either by clicking on Artworks at the top menu, or by selecting the first option in your dashboard.
Once inside the Artworks section, click or tap on + Upload Artworks on your left-hand corner.
Click or tap on the button and a menu will open up with the following options:
If you are looking to Upload a Single Artwork you should select the first option. If you are looking to Upload Multiple Artworks, select the second option and to import from a CSV file of your art Inventory, choose Import Artworks.
For the single Artwork, you will be redirected to a form where you will upload the artwork and fill in the information of the piece. When uploading your Artwork, remember there is a size limit per artwork of 16 MB. Once you complete the form, hit Upload Artwork, and it will appear on your dashboard.
For multiple Artworks, you will be redirected to a page where you can browse the files or drop them directly. You will have to manually click or tap on each artwork, to fill in the information for each case. Otherwise, the artwork size will be set to a default 30 x 40 cm. Once you completed the information for all artworks, hit Upload Artworks, and it will appear on your dashboard.
To upload with a CSV file, you will need to browse or from the file once redirected to the form. Then you will have to match the information provided and submit in the last step.
How to complete the art form for GIFS
Indistinct to the type of artwork, when uploading an artwork, there are some mandatory fields you will have to complete. These are: uploading the image, adding the title and height.
You'll fill these at the form below.
Do not feel overwhelmed by the amount of fields to field. As mentioned, the majority are optional and they are there in case you want to get more specific.
1. Upload artwork image
When uploading it, you will have to upload the GIF file to the artwork image section.
In the case of GIF files, you will be uploading the file and the system will generate a thumbnail for it, to display in Library Spaces and for Virtual Exhibitions. The GIF will only be activated and in motion, once the viewer clicks or taps or tap on it in a virtual exhibition, when the modal opens. Below, you will see examples on how a thumbnail for GIFs look like in a virtual exhibition. The viewers will be able to see the GIF playing when opening the artwork's info and having the modal pop up with more information.
This is the view when navigating the exhibition. You will see the thumbnail image that was uploaded, and the "play" symbol on it.
This is the view when they click or tap the artwork's thumbnail. A pop up window will open up and display the artwork's information and the GIF is displayed with movement.
2. Add a Title
Right below the Upload Artwork button, you will add the Title for the piece. You may also type in the Artist name and a description of the piece. In the description, you may add details about the piece, the process, the artist or whichever information is more appropriate for your piece.
3. Set the Size
The next step is to enter the size of the artwork. The height is compulsory, and the width can be indicated or otherwise it will be calculated as per the image's aspect ratio.
Then you'll see a few optional fields,
- Date: It normally refers to year the piece was created.
- Price: It will display on the Virtual Exhibitions artwork detail. For now, it will show the $ sign (USD). We are working on the possibility of changing the currency and showing other price symbols as well.
- Collections: This section is for those who have created collections or want to create new collections to categorize your artworks. As the instructions read, to add a new collection, start typing and then press enter.
For the privacy section you can choose Private/ Public and this refers to if this artwork will be visible in your Discover Profile.
Add a purchase URL if you want to redirect your buyers to a purchase page on your website. This is visible inside Virtual Exhibitions and the AR Mobile App.
For those in the NFT world, you can upload your NFT by pasting your Open Sea link. Paste your buying link from Open Sea, in the purchase URL section. This will add a "Buy" button to the image inside Virtual Exhibitions and ArtPlacer AR app which will redirect to the link you pasted. Paste your NFT link to the NFT URL field. This will be linked to your NFT image/gif.
The View more URL serves for those who have a site that you want to send your collectors to when they want to know more about the piece or see others in your collection.
5. Medium and Material
Scroll amongst the Medium options if you want to specify the medium of your artwork, as seen in the image below. For GIFs, you can fill Digital.
Also, you can fill in the Material for your artwork, for it to be displayed in your artwork's information or leave it empty.
4. Colors, Size and Shape
This information helps you categorize the filters in the artworks section, and it is also displayed on Discover ArtPlacer. These filters are: color, size shape, medium and material.
You can choose the Colors as a way of categorizing and setting an order for when you are searching amongst your collections.
You may select Size and Shape to indicate how the canvas or frame shape is, and find it easier later applying filters in the artwork section.