With more and more folks wanting to upload their own images to Polyvore, I get LOADs of questions on how best to do it. The first thing you need to be aware of is that Polyvore has restrictions on which images it will allow you to clip. While most of us are aware of the web sites we can’t clip from, many are not aware of the image file size restrictions. For example, an image that is out of proportion (as in too skinny) cannot be clipped (note the paint brush below).
Polyvore also will not clip an image that is larger than 2 MB (too large) nor will it clip one that is too small. Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out what too small is yet, but if it is less than 2 MB or isn’t too skinny, it’s probably too small. Alicja was having problems clipping an image and asked me what the problem might be. When I looked at it, I realized it was too small (see below) and needed to be resized. How to fix an image that is too small is what this tutorial is all about and if you learn anything from it, be sure to thank Alicja.