Before you upload your photo there are certain things you should consider.
The first and most important guideline - focus on the subject of your artwork. Our algorithms will crop, zoom, and adjust the image for you in order to get the best composition, but they can only work with what you give them. A good rule of thumb is that the subject of your photo should take up at least 50% percent of the image.
Another thing to keep in mind is the quality of your photo. Grainy photos can work, but will generally yield a more abstract portrait. If you're aim is to get a pet portrait with a higher degree of realism, try to select a photo with the least amount of grain.
Last thing we should mention are the art styles. They are categorized as inspirations. Meaning that if you see an art styles in the dog portraits section, and you would like to use it create a portrait of your cat, feel free to do so. It should still look great. The algorithms are smart enough to recognize the difference between a cat and dog (and many more types of animals). They will adjust the painting process for that art style accordingly. Feel free to experiment with any art style on any type of animal.
And with that. You are now ready to start creating your very own pet portraits. Enjoy!