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    How does it work?
    1. A seller takes a photo of the item they are selling including a CD or DVD in the photo.

    2. You take a photo of a similar item from your wardrobe including a CD or DVD in the photo.

    3. We make the 2 CD’s the same size, in turn making everything in both photo’s to scale.

    4. You can then see how much bigger or smaller what you want to buy is compared to what you already own.

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    How to take a photo – T-Shirt

    1. Lay the shirt flat with the CD or DVD close to the shirt

    2. Take the photo from directly above the shirt

    3. Be sure to include 100% of the shirt and the CD or DVD in the photo

    4. Let the shirt lay naturally

    5. Lay the shirt on a surface with a single colour – make sure the colour of the surface is different to the colour of the shirt

    6. Take care to lay the shirt as symmetrically as possible showing the front side of the shirt

    7. The final photo should look like the sample displayed here to the right

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    How to take a photo – Business Shirt

    1. Lay the shirt flat with a CD or DVD close to the shirt.

    2. Take the photo from directly above the shirt.

    3. Be sure to include 100% of the shirt and the CD or DVD in the photo.

    4. Let the shirt lay naturally.

    5. Do up all buttons.

    6. Lay the shirt with the sleeves outstretched.

    7. Lay the shirt on a surface with a single colour – make sure the colour of the surface is different to the colour of the shirt.

    8. Take care to lay the shirt as symmetrically as possible showing the front side of the shirt.

    9. The final photo should look like the sample displayed here to the right.

     

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    How to take a photo – Dress

    1. Lay the dress flat with a CD or DVD close to the item.

    2. Take the photo from directly above the dress.

    3. Be sure to include 100% of the dress and the CD or DVD in the photo.

    4. Let the dress lay naturally.

    5. Lay the dress on a surface with a single colour – make sure the colour of the surface is different to the colour of the dress.

    6. Take care to lay the dress as symmetrically as possible showing the front side of the dress.

    7. The final photo should look like the sample displayed here to the right.

     

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    How to take a photo – Skirt

    1. Lay the skirt flat with a CD or DVD close to the item.

    2. Take the photo from directly above the skirt.

    3. Be sure to include 100% of the skirt and the CD or DVD in the photo.

    4. Let the skirt lay naturally.

    5. Lay the skirt on a surface with a single colour – make sure the colour of the surface is different to the colour of the skirt.

    6. Take care to lay the skirt as symmetrically as possible showing the front side of the item.

    7. The final photo should look like the sample displayed here to the right.

     

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    How to take a photo – Jeans / Trousers / Suit Pants etc.

    1. Lay the jeans flat with the CD or DVD close to the jeans.

    2. Take the photo from directly above the jeans.

    3. Be sure to include 100% of the jeans and the CD or DVD in the photo.

    4. Let the legs of the jeans lay naturally but also make sure they are laying symmetrically.

    5. Do up all buttons and zippers.

    6. Lay the jeans on a surface with a single colour – make sure the colour of the surface is different to the colour of the jeans.

    7. Show the front side of the jeans.

    8. The final photo should look like the sample displayed here to the right.

     

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    How to take a photo – Jumper / Sweater / Jersey / Pullover / Swetashirt / Cardigan

    1. Lay the jumper flat with the CD or DVD close to the jumper.

    2. Take the photo from directly above the jumper.

    3. Be sure to include 100% of the jumper and the CD or DVD in the photo.

    4. Let the jumper lay naturally.

    5. Do up all buttons – if applicable.

    6. Lay the jumper with the sleeves outstretched.

    7. Lay the jumper on a surface with a single colour – make sure the colour of the surface is different to the colour of the jumper.

    8. Take care to lay the jumper as symmetrically as possible showing the front side of the jumper.

    9. The final photo should look like the sample displayed here to the right.

     

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    How to take a photo – Shoes – SELLER

    1. Take a piece of paper and put it into the shoe spreading it out with your fingers so the piece of paper covers the inner sole of the shoe.

    2. The piece of paper should form a template of the inside of the shoe so make sure it covers the whole inside sole.

    3. Take the paper out and place it next to the shoe with the CD or DVD close to the shoe on a non white background.

    4. Take the photo from directly above the shoe.

    5. Be sure to include 100% of the shoe & paper template and the CD or DVD in the photo.

    6. The final photo should look like the sample displayed here to the right – image A.

    6. When tracing the outline trace the shoe first then draw a single line to the paper template trace the template and finish the trace outline back to the starting point of the shoe. The trace should look like the sample displayed here to the right – image B.

     

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    How to take a photo – Shoes – SHOPPER / BIDDER

    1. Wearing a sock put your RIGHT foot on a piece of paper.

    2. Using a thick marker or pen trace around your foot onto the piece of paper.

    3. Lay the piece of paper flat with the CD or DVD close to the paper.

    4. Take the photo from directly above the piece of paper.

    5. Be sure to include 100% of the paper and the CD or DVD in the photo.

    6. The final photo should look like the sample displayed here to the right.

     

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    How to take a photo – Sunglasses – SELLER

    Sunglasses are a little tricky because they are fitting in 2 dimensions, but what is most important is the width and a front on view, here is how to set up your photo.

    1. The photo must show the glasses from front on so if you have a featureless mannequin head place the sunglasses on this.

    2. Attach the CD or DVD onto the mannequin at the chin.

    3. If you do not have a mannequin head try stacking 6-10 standard DVD cases – an example is pictured here. cover the DVDs with a white cloth or piece of paper to contrast the glasses and hide the DVD case.

    4. The CD should be at the depth where the glasses touch the face – the nose pads are a good thing to align the CD or DVD to.

    5. Be sure to include 100% of the glasses and CD or DVD in the photo.

    6. The final photo should look like the sample displayed here to the right.

     

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    How to take a photo – Sunglasses – SHOPPER / BIDDER

    When trying on sunglasses you can see how big or small they will be on your face just like looking in a mirror. Here is how to do it.

    1. Get a CD or DVD and hold it to your chin.

    2. Make sure the CD or DVD is flat with the rest of your face – if it is on an angle you will not get a proper comparison.

    3. Take a photo of yourself making sure 100% of the CD or DVD and your face is in the photo.

    4. You will be the only person to see this photo so you do not need a model headshot.

    5. The final photo should look like the sample displayed here to the right – image A.

    6. When tracing the outline of your face all you need to do is draw a box around your head – you do not need to accurately trace around your face instead copy the sample displayed here to the right – image B.

     

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    How to take a photo – Underwear / Swimwear

    1. Lay the underwear / swimwear flat with the CD or DVD close to the underwear / swimwear.

    2. Take the photo from directly above the underwear / swimwear.

    3. Be sure to include 100% of the underwear / swimwear and the CD or DVD in the photo.

    4. Let the underwear / swimwear lay naturally.

    5. Lay the underwear / swimwear on a surface with a single colour – make sure the colour of the surface is different to the colour of the underwear / swimwear.

    6. Take care to lay the underwear / swimwear as symmetrically as possible showing the front side of the underwear / swimwear.

    7. The final photo should look like the samples displayed here to the right.

     

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    How to take a photo – Shorts / Boardshorts

    1. Lay the shorts flat with the CD or DVD close to the shorts.

    2. Take the photo from directly above the shorts.

    3. Be sure to include 100% of the shorts and the CD or DVD in the photo.

    4. Let the shorts lay naturally.

    5. Lay the shorts on a surface with a single colour – make sure the colour of the surface is different to the colour of the shorts.

    6. Take care to lay the shorts as symmetrically as possible showing the front side of the shorts.

    7. The final photo should look like the sample displayed here to the right.

     

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    How to take a photo – Tights / Stockings / Spandex / Stretch clothes

    Although spandex and stretch fabrics contract when not being worn as long as what you use as a comparison item is made from a similar fabric all you need to do is make sure what you are bidding on is the same size as what you own.

    1. Lay the item flat with the CD or DVD close to the item.

    2. Take the photo from directly above the item.

    3. Be sure to include 100% of the item and the CD or DVD in the photo.

    4. Let the item lay naturally.

    5. Lay the item on a surface with a single colour – make sure the colour of the surface is different to the colour of the item.

    6. Take care to lay the item as symmetrically as possible showing the front side of the item.

    7. See the help item for jeans to see a comparable example image.

    How to take a photo – Watch – SELLER

    1. Lay the watch flat with the CD or DVD close to the watch.

    2. Take the photo from directly above the watch.

    3. Be sure to include 100% of the watch and the CD or DVD in the photo.

    4. If you cannot lay the watch flat because it has a closed loop band place the CD or DVD at the same height as the back of the watch – the part that touches the wrist.

    5. The final photo should look like the sample displayed here to the right.

     

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    How to take a photo – Watch – SHOPPER / BIDDER

    1. Place a CD or DVD on your wrist

    2. Take the photo from directly above your wrist

    3. Be sure to include 100% of your wrist and hand and the CD or DVD in the photo

    4. The final photo should look like the sample displayed here to the right – image A

    5. When tracing the outline of your wrist all you need to do is draw a box around your wrist and hand – you do not need to accurately trace around your wrist and hand instead copy the sample displayed here to the right – image B

    How to take a photo – Jacket / Coat / Suit Jacket

    1. Lay the jacket flat with the CD or DVD close to the jacket.

    2. Take the photo from directly above the jacket.

    3. Be sure to include 100% of the jacket and the CD or DVD in the photo.

    4. Let the jacket lay naturally.

    5. Do up all buttons and zippers.

    6. Lay the jacket on a surface with a single colour – make sure the colour of the surface is different to the colour of the jacket.

    7. Show the front side of the jacket.

    8. The final photo should look like the sample displayed here to the right.

     

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    How to compress a photo – Mac

    1. Open the photo using Preview

    2. Select Save As

    3. Select JPEG in the Format dropdown menu – see image A

    4. Reduce quality to least – see image B

    5. Save

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    How to compress a photo – Windows / PC

    1. Save your image to the desktop

    2. Right click the icon of your image

    3. Select Edit

    4. Select ‘Image’ in the menu bar (ctrl + W) and select ‘Stretch/Skew’

    5. Change ‘horizontal’ and ‘vertical’ to a lower percentage

    5. Select ‘Save As’

    5. In the ‘Save Type’ menu select JPEG

    5. Save

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    How to trace the CD correctly

    1. Start in the centre and draw the circle out to the edge of the CD.

    2. Make sure the CD is completely covered by the blue disc at its widest point – depending on the angle the CD may not appear a perfect circle.

    3. The images here show when done the right way and wrong.

     

     
    Tracing the CD correctly

    How to start using Fit2Buy

    Joining up with Fit2Buy is a simple process, and best of all, it’s FREE.

    Firstly just click on the register link in the top navigation bar or on one of the many buttons throughout the site.

    Once that is complete, take photos of your favourite fitting clothes from your wardrobe. For more information about this review the other links here regarding taking photos.

    Now you are ready to try on clothes via the online fitting room. Wherever you see a link to Fit2Buy or the button shown here, you can try on clothes for FREE.

    Not only that but you can also use Fit2Buy to sell your own clothes via online auction sites. Click here to learn more about this process.

    How to upload photos to your wardrobe

    The process of uploading your clothing is pretty straight forward. Here is a step by step run through:

    1. Login to you Fit2Buy account. If you dont have an account, register now.

    2. Next you will notice the control panel at the top of the screen. Click on the menu under the blue heading Upload a new image.

    3. Select the category of clothing you wish to upload into. For example, a T-shirt will go in the Shirts and Jumpers category. The image here to the right shows what this looks like.

    4. Fill out the form details including any information you want to log about your item. At this stage upload your image by clicking on the Choose file button.

    5. Submit by clicking on the orange Upload picture button.

    6. Now is the slightly tricky part. Use the circle tool to trace the outline of the CD in your photo. This is really important as it is how the system determines such accurate sizing.

    7. Next trace the outline of the item as closely as possibly.

    8. Select submit and you are done! Your item will be available in your wardrobe ready for comparison.

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    How to use the fitting room

    Using the fitting room is pretty simple. Any items of clothing you have chosen to view (typically via an online auction site) will be available in you history. Here is a step through the process:

    1. Click on the history link within your control panel to view the list of available items.

    2. Select an item for comparison and click on it.

    3. You will be taken to a page asking you to select an item from your own wardrobe to compare it with. Make your selection from the drop down menus then click on the Proceed to the fitting room button.

    4. Give it a moment to load up and both your item and the one you want to try on will appear inside the fitting room window.

    5. Once there you can use the tools to rotate, scale and adjust transparency.

    6. Click on the button to get an estimate of how similar in size your item is to the one in your wardrobe.

    7. There is also a tape measure for checking differences in size to a very accurate degree. Play with the tools until you are satisfied the item is either a good or bad fit.