How do I add a recipe photo?

When you submit a recipe photo to BigOven, it is reviewed then rated based on the image quality and appeal. With every image submitted, we filter though the best ones to feature on the BigOven website and in the apps. While quality is very important to us, it also makes your recipe more appetizing.

Here is a list of some basic tips to follow when submitting a photo to BigOven:

  • Use natural light and turn off the flash
  • Focus on the dish itself, keep surfaces around it clean and clutter-free
  • Try different angles for more creative shots
  • Use simple, clean serving dishes to highlight the subject
  • Add a garnish for a burst of color

Following these tips provides a better quality photo and the chance that your recipe and photo will be featured on the website or in the apps.

To add a recipe photo, visit the recipe page and if the recipe does not have an existing hero image, select the "Add a photo" link that appears on the bottom right of the placeholder.


If there's an existing hero image, select the "Photos" tab > "Add photo."


From here, upload the recipe image from your computer -- note that it must be in .JPG format and a minimum of 512 x 512 pixels.

After uploading, you can view your new photo or set it as the recipe's primary image by selecting the "Photos" tab > "Edit images."

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