picture

The picture element is used to specify a link to the product image.

Example for YML format
<picture>http://best.seller.ru/img/device12345.jpg</picture>
<picture>http://best.seller.ru/img/device12346.jpg</picture>
<picture>http://best.seller.ru/img/device12347.jpg</picture>

The YML format for each offer can be used to specify up to 10 links to product images. The first image is considered to be the default image. It is used as the product image that is displayed in Yandex.Market search results and on the offer page. The customers can view other product images in the magnified image view mode.

You can specify only one image link for each product in plain text format and in XLS format.

Attention.

The image link is mandatory for offers:

  • In all categories where there is no product profile, such as, for example, desktop computers, tableware, office supplies, and so on (effective March 30, 2017).

  • In the following categories where the price list can only be presented in YML format:

    Cushioned furniture Mobile phone cases
    Computer desks Protective screen protectors for phones
    Massage tables Phone chargers
    Clothing, shoes, and accessories Mobile phone adapters
    Cosmetics and perfumes Bags and cases for tablets
    Children's products with the exception of the following categories: strollers, diapers, car seats, erector sets, model trains, tricycles, bicycles, and cribs.

If an offer in these categories lacks an image, it will not be published on Yandex.Market until at least one image has been entered in the picture element.

Requirements

Link requirements
  • Acceptable protocols for image URLs: HTTP and HTTPS.

  • The link to the image should be absolute. Relative links are not permitted.

  • Cyrillic links are permitted.

  • The specified link should lead to a product image that corresponds to the description of the product offer. You cannot use the image of another product.

  • You must not use a link to the same image in the descriptions of different products. The exception is variants of a single model that do not differ in appearance, such as, for example, Apple iPhone 6 Silver 16 GB and Apple iPhone 6 Silver 32 GB.

  • Links to HTML pages that contain the image are not permitted.

  • Links to a store logo or “placeholder” (a page with the message “image missing”, etc.) are not permitted.

  • The maximum length of the URL is 512 characters.

Image requirements
  • The image should be in JPEG or PNG format. When converting images we recommend saving them in JPEG format with at least 90% quality.

  • The maximum size is 3,500 pixels on the longest side. We recommend that images be no less than 600 pixels on the shortest side. The minimum size is 250 pixels on either side.

  • It is forbidden to superimpose information about the price of the model or discounts, the brand or store name, the phone number of the store or other distracting text on the image.

  • The color of the product presented on the image should be the same color as specified in the description (for example, it is not permitted to provide an image of a red product when the description states that it is green).

  • You are allowed to submit images on a white or transparent background. (Yandex.Market will convert images with a transparent background to ones with a white background).

  • If there are watermarks in the image, they cannot take up more than 10% of the entire image area.

  • The main (first) image shows the entire product. Photos that show just part of the product should be included with the additional images.