You don’t have to be a professional photographer or spend a ton of money to take decent photos of parts that will make a huge impact on your conversion rates and revenue. Here are the top tools to make your life easier for DIY parts photos.

Camera+ Mobile App

Camera+ is an iPhone app which gives you control over a wide range of functions such as exposure, white balance, focus, continuous flash, timer, and filters. It is easy to use and auto-stabilizes images so they come out sharp. What’s really great about this app is that you can then shoot in areas that don’t have the best lighting and use the app to adjust the exposure and brightness to compensate.

Camera+ also allows you to edit your photos with highlights, shadows, contrast, and other functions especially helpful for taking product photos. This app is incredibly useful if you don’t have the resources to get professionally-taken parts photos and are shooting the photos yourself.The best part is that it’s only $2.99 for the iPhone app and $4.99 for the iPad app.

DIY Light Boxes

Light boxes are fantastic for product photography. They give you the clean, well-lit, professional-looking image that you want to use in order to attract more customers.

But why spend money on a light box when you can easily make one yourself? Check out these two articles on how to make a light box out of foam board or a cardboard box! Of course, the larger the box or foam board, the larger the objects you can photograph, so plan accordingly!

GIMP

GIMP is a free image manipulation program which is very similar to Photoshop but well, free. It has most of the same features as Photoshop, such as path, text, transform, layers, and foreground extraction.

Though it doesn’t have quite as many features as Photoshop, it has numerous plugins to make up for the lost features. Even without certain features, the existing repertoire is more than enough for editing product photos. Definitely give this software a try, if you are looking for better quality edited photos.

Clipping Magic

Clipping Magic is an online tool for removing an image’s background with ease and speed to produce product photos which conform to eBay and Amazon requirements. In just a couple of swipes, you can get a clean, white background and add a drop shadow for an eye-catching image to convert more customers.

At $3.99/month for the Light Plan, and $14.99/month for Pro, Clipping Magic seamlessly accomplishes background removal at a fraction of the price of Photoshop.

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With these tools, you will certainly be able to provide quality, professional product photos which will help you convert customers and sell more auto parts!