eBay’s mentions in passing that free eBay-hosted pictures are to be made available to the Homes & Gardens category. This offer had already been announced for Clothes, Shoes and Accessories.
Sellers including Gallery Plus, . eBay have promised a “new zoom feature” later in the year, but the real advantage to using eBay-hosted images is that sellers can show multiple images near the top of the listing.
The offer, with eBay’s comment that
If you currently host your photos somewhere other than eBay, now is a great time to start moving them over to eBay Picture Services (EPS)
has led some sellers to speculate that the company may be considering disallowing self-hosted pictures in future. For the moment, though, this is purely speculation.