Do you and your team have to keep track of folders full of PDFs and spreadsheets that describe how your product images should be edited? Is it painstaking to update your style guide on the fly? Are you stuck in email battles with outsourcing vendors littered with attachments and bullet points trying to clarify how you want your images edited?

Listen, we’ve been there. Pixelz’ founders are Danish e-commerce pioneers who in the early 2000s found themselves up against similar challenges as they grew several e-commerce businesses.

They built Pixelz as the solution to those frustrations. They combined world-class software and graphic designers to empower e-commerce entrepreneurs and businesses with an outsourcing solution for image editing that makes the process transparent and hassle-free.

A key pillar of that solution is our “Specifications” page. If you are new to Pixelz, the Specifications page is where customers tell us exactly what they want us to do to their images and where we tell them exactly how much it will cost them.

Recently, the Specifications page got a major upgrade that introduces features that will help you fine-tune, adjust, manage and organize your specifications more easily. That means no more time spent searching through spreadsheets or endless email chains with outsource vendors and more time spent on the important stuff that helps you grow your business.

And we are ultra-excited to share it with you.

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Pixelz Specification Basics

Once you create a Pixelz account, our system will guide you through a few preliminary steps before placing you on the Specifications page. Specifications are important: they are the instructions that tell our photo editors exactly what you want done to your images.

On the Specifications page, you will find three main sections: “Base Settings,” “Add-Ons,” and “Retouching.”

You will find all the basic settings for your specification in Base Settings. These include things like file format, aspect ratio, margins and all your desired settings for the output file.

Below base settings is our Add-Ons section. Click “edit” to select different add-ons like shadowing effects (drop shadow, cast shadow, or natural shadow), invisible mannequin (for a 3D look), clipping paths, and other Pixelz offerings.

Finally, navigate to Retouching (found just below Add-Ons) to select any retouching you would like done to your images. We offer retouching packages for everything from models to garments to footwear to accessories and more. In the example below, you can see we have selected to retouch “essentials” for our footwear product. This tells our photo editors to remove any creases, dust, loose threads, glue, etc. that appear on the product to make sure the image looks as professional as possible. All of our retouching packages are based on industry best practices, which means you are getting the same quality of retouching as some of the largest brands in the world.

Most importantly, the Specifications page is dynamic: as you add or remove specifications, the price per image updates giving you full transparency about how much you are being charged. As Pixelz Product Manager Catherine McDonald explains:

“Because many of us at Pixelz have previously worked in e-commerce and with outsourced solutions in the past, we know how frustrating ‘surprises’ are when it comes to pricing, so the goal for any big upgrade, like this recent one to the Specifications page, is to always try and make the user experience as transparent as possible.”

Additional Outputs for Minor Variations

If you want to use the same specification with only a few minor changes on a different set of images without paying full price for a whole new specification you can use our new Additional Output feature.

With an additional output, you can make small variations to the main specification (like change the output format or background-color) and only pay 20% of the main specification price for each additional output (with some exceptions that are not considered minor).

Organize Your Specifications with Tags, Internal Notes, and Favorites

We know how unwieldy things can get when you are dealing with a lot of images, team members, and specifications.

To help users keep track of what’s most important, we introduced our new TAGS, NOTE TO SELF, and FAVORITES features.

TAGS are a great way to identify specifications based on unique criteria such as the type of product the specification will be used for, the shoot date, a collection name, the photographer who shot the image, or anything else that might help you stay organized.

NOTE TO SELF is exactly what it sounds like: you can record anything you might want to make sure you remember about a specification here for future reference.

FAVORITES are a great way to easily find some of your most commonly accessed specifications or to make sure the rest of your team knows which templates are the most updated version of your specification.

We Now Have ALL the Filters

TAGS and FAVORITES help keep you organized in another way: in those moments when you need to pull up a specification quickly, you can search for specifications in the search bar by their tag or by searching for images marked as favorites and pull them up in a few keystrokes.

And if you have a big team, you can now have multiple users on an account and assign them to specifications and filter specifications by their assigned user.

This update to our specifications page is exciting for us because it solves so many of the issues many of us at Pixelz have faced in the past working with outsourcing vendors. If you want to check the update out for yourself, sign up and get 10 images edited for free, or you can learn more details about the update at our Pixelz Support Page.