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Why is it that while the main photos for food items are shot with appropriate backgrounds...

 

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The main photos for most other products are shot on a white background...

 

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I suggest that QVC considers using secondary photos which show the products in the environment rather than studio shots with a white background. It’s not just about being able to see the product well. I know we can go into the product page and view the other photos to get a better view. It’s more about the integrity of what your website looks like. 

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I'm not sure, but just guessing that if items were in "real world" settings, then people would get distracted by the rest of the decor items in the photo.

 

As for the "food" items, I think they need to "spruce up the photo", because seeing a box of cookies, or a frozen plastic bag with meat inside, or a plastic bag of mashed potatoes wouldn't be as appealing to purchase.  It would look more like something that you could pick up at your local grocery store (for less money), and not motivating to buy the food product from QVC.

 

Just look at the 2 pictures for this St. Clair "side dish" item. M64340 for 7 pounds of side dishes for about $65. 

 

That is why I believe that the food items get the better backgrounds.

 

 

 

 



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@CAcableGirl2 wrote:

I'm not sure, but just guessing that if items were in "real world" settings, then people would get distracted by the rest of the decor items in the photo.

 

As for the "food" items, I think they need to "spruce up the photo", because seeing a box of cookies, or a frozen plastic bag with meat inside, or a plastic bag of mashed potatoes wouldn't be as appealing to purchase.  It would look more like something that you could pick up at your local grocery store (for less money), and not motivating to buy the food product from QVC.

 

Just look at the 2 pictures for this St. Clair "side dish" item. M64340 for 7 pounds of side dishes for about $65. 

 

That is why I believe that the food items get the better backgrounds.

 

 

 

 


@CAcableGirl2  I understand what you mean about sprucing up the background to make the food look good. I just think that if customers aren't distracted by the background in the food photos, they wouldn’t be distracted by the backgrounds for other products. If you look at other websites like Pottery Barn or Grandin Road, their photos have backgrounds. Even sites like Amazon and Walmart which utilize white backgrounds do a much better job with adjusting the light and contrast so that the product is discernible. 

 

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I don't see what difference it makes since you can zoom in and get a super enlargement.  Just something else to gripe about.

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@Kachina624 wrote:

I don't see what difference it makes since you can zoom in and get a super enlargement.  Just something else to gripe about.

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@Kachina624  As always, you missed the point which is that this is about the integrity of the look of their website. Do you know what integrity is? I’ll tell you that people who have it don’t make a habit of repeatedly calling people’s suggestions in this forum complaints or “gripes.” 

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Sorry @MaryLamb  but about 90% of the "suggestions" on this board are incessant gripes and complaints..  I  think the current photos have all the integrity they need since, as I said, they can be enlarged.  This isn't Better Homes and Gardens.

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Is there something wrong with these pictures? The word zoom is there, but my device isn't displaying anything to zoom.

 

 I do look at the still photos, and appreciate the non distracting plain background. It's hard enough to focus on picking out details in an item without fighting a distracting background.

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@Kachina624 wrote:

Sorry @MaryLamb  but about 90% of the "suggestions" on this board are incessant gripes and complaints..  I  think the current photos have all the integrity they need since, as I said, they can be enlarged.  This isn't Better Homes and Gardens.


@Kachina624  If you feel that 90% of the suggestions written in this forum are nothing but gripes and complaints, yet you constantly visit here to put other people down, then you definitely understand the definition of “incessant.” 

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@MaryLamb.  I don't have a problem with definitions, nor do snarky remarks bother me.  Water off a duck's back.

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