AP Art and Design Digital Submission Technical Requirements

You can upload and submit work in the AP Digital Portfolio on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. 

Use any of these recommended operating systems: 

  • Windows 10 
  • Mac OS (all versions
  • Chrome OS
  • Android (all versions
  • iOS (all versions

Use the latest version of any of these recommended browsers: 

  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Edge
  • Chromium
  • Firefox

Requirements and Recommendations for Digital Images

All images must be submitted in JPEG or PNG format (file name extension .jpg, .jpeg,  or .png) and RGB color mode.

Before uploading your work in the AP Digital Portfolio, you’ll first need to save and label your images for easy reference when you’re ready to upload. Here are some tips you can follow to help keep your work organized. 

  1. Avoid special characters when labeling your work. 

  1. Label the image with your first and last name and the sequence order of the image (FirstLast_1).  

  2. Keep all of your labeled images in a folder you can easily find and use a name for the folder that you’ll remember. E.g., AP Art and Design Images.  

Recommended Image Sizes

The image sizes below are recommendations. Your image sizes may be different.

Landscape orientation (h x w):

  • Maximum size: 530 x 780 pixels (7.36 x 10.83 inches or 18.69 x 27.51 cm)
  • Minimum size: 480 x 480 pixels (6.67 x 6.67 inches or 16.94 x 16.94 cm)

Portrait orientation (h x w):

  • Maximum size: 780 x 530 pixels (10.83 x 7.36 inches or 27.51 x 18.69 cm)
  • Minimum size: 480 x 480 pixels (6.67 x 6.67 inches or 16.94 x 16.94 cm)

Square images (h x w):

  • Maximum size: 642 x 642 pixels (8.91 x 8.91 inches or 22.64 x 22.64 cm)
  • Minimum size: 480 x 480 pixels (6.67 x 6.67 inches or 16.94 x 16.94 cm)

Free Disk Space

  • 2-D Art and Design and Drawing Portfolio Exams: Based on the maximum file size of 3 MB and a total of 20 digital images, each student needs a maximum of 60 MB of free disk space per portfolio.
  • 3-D Art and Design Portfolio Exams: Based on the maximum file size of 3 MB and a total of 25 digital images, each student needs a maximum of 75 MB of free disk space.