Photo Taking Guidelines

Please read these instructions prior to adding a pin. If you are new to Pin Pics do not even attempt to add a pin until you have 30 days of use.

  1. Look up the pin you have and see if it is already listed. Do not re-add listed pins.
  3. All photos are in .jpg format

Picture Basics

Clean the pin first! Make sure it is free of lint and dirt. Pictures must be taken in direct sunlight or with bright lighting. Bright lighting shows the most detail and gives clear, sharp images. Make sure that you take the picture with the pin at 90° to the camera. This will keep the distortion at a minimum. Try to keep reflections and shadows at a minimum.

The ENTIRE Pin must be in the picture and in focus. Never wear red when taking pictures, it reflects off them.

The Picture

ALL individual pins should be on a uniform white background (white card, paper, white foam). Do not photo on the original card, black anything or through plastic wrapping.

Card mounted sets should be on the card and one picture of all the items on a white background together. Also take a picture of the individual pins on a white background for addition as individuals.

Disney framed sets do not need to be unframed. The picture should show the pins and the frame. Individual pins can be taken if available (submit separately following guidelines).

For single pin boxed items. A picture of the pin is preferred.

Multi item boxed sets can have a picture of the pins on the original backing but the pins on a white background is preferred. Also take a picture of the individual pins on a white background for addition as individuals.


Crop the photo to show just the pin (close to edge) and make sure that the pin is straight up and down. (rotate if necessary) This is a cropped high resolution photo.


Use PAINT (Microsoft) and size to 400 Pixels in the largest dimension. Once re-sized the picture is ready for uploading.


Pins with spinners are a bit more complex. You will need to take a picture of the front and the front with the spinner reversed. Do not add the words! These pictures are combined (in PAINT or other software) and then resized. Do not photograph the back of the pin. It will not be allowed.

Now that you have the picture ready you can start the pin addition process.

Your pictures are ready to go