Removethebackground eBay image editing connector

By Chris Dawson October 11, 2013 - 11:41 am

Removethebackground eBay ConnectorRemovethebackground have launched an eBay Integration, just in time for the deadline when you’ll no longer be able to edit quantities or other details on your listings without a picture which meets eBay’s new standards.

The Removethegbackground eBay connector enables you to filter through and select which images you’d like upgraded directly from your eBay listings. You can of course select just the images that eBay as flagged as non-compliant.

Removethegbackground will also automatically detect duplicate images so that you only pay once. You can also select if the images are for eBay, Amazon or both and Removethebackground create an image specification (minimum size, cropping, background colour, removal of graffiti, borders, logos, watermarks) based on the requirements of the marketplaces you select (we’d recommend compliance with all marketplaces so that you never have to worry again!). You can of course set your own requirements, for instance if you need a particular image size for your own website.

If you don’t want to use the eBay connector, Removethebackground also have an integration with Linnworks and are working on 10 more connectors to different marketplaces and services. For those using third party systems such as multi-channel management solutions or image hosting services – you can upload a csv, txt, json or xml file containing image URLs and any other data such as SKU, item ID, Title etc. Removethebackground will simply extract the URLs, edit the images and then replace the URLs in the file with new URLs. You can then import this file for instant update of all your images.

When you get your images back they’re ready to add back to your listings. You can download a zip file containing finished images and if you used the eBay connector, you can choose to have your images renamed with eBay item ID and then simply use the eBay item ID to find the correct listing and then add the URL(s) back to eBay.

Removethebackground have an incredible capacity of 750,000 images/month. They’re used to high volume and giving you a quick turnaround regardless of how many images you need editing.

The Removethegbackground eBay connector was developed in partnership with eBay – eBay themselves have mailed around 250,000 users advising them of the new service. eBay are keen to get your images compliant, not just because they don’t want to cancel your listings, but because they genuinely believe you’ll sell more with great pictures.

  • If you fancy learning to do it yourself I’d recommend using Fluid Mask. has it (where I got mine) and works as a standalone program as well as a Photoshop plugin. When it comes to graphics I am basically crap and even I figured out how to use this easily.


    • 4 years ago

      Too right – I love fluid mask. I’ll admit I’m not as good with it as professionals like Removethebackground though.

      The real question is are you time rich to do it yourself and is it a listing that you have deep inventory for in which case the negligible cost for a brilliant product image is money well spent.

    • 4 years ago

      My question that I cannot find the answer to anywhere is with the new image regulations still allowing watermarks, Can i place my watermark as my company logo and have the transparency set at 50% as they want? My company name is my ebay seller id so it would be perfect but nobody seems to be able to answer this question? Maybe somebody here can?

      Thanks in advance

    • 4 years ago

      eBay say:

      Watermarks are allowed for the purpose of establishing picture ownership to protect your intellectual property. Watermarks are only permitted for ownership and attribution and need to meet the following guidelines:

      May not be used for marketing.
      May not obscure the image in the picture.
      May only use an eBay user ID or company name.
      May not contain specific information about your product or customer service.
      Must be no bigger than 5% of your picture and at a transparency level of no more than 50%.

    • 4 years ago

      I appreciate you responding Chris. My company name is Bedrooms Plus and so is my seller id but I just cant quite figure out if my logo will be an acceptable watermark or if it has to be plain text. It would meet all the requirements on 5% maximum space and transparency.

  • 4 years ago

    “May only use an eBay user ID or company name.” I’d say use plain text….

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