When someone sends a message to another IMVU user, they have the option of sending that person a gift. Before they send the gift, though, they must choose a 'gift wrap'. Gift wrap is the graphic that appears behind the catalog image and name in a gift message.
There are dozens of Gift Wraps in the 'Wrapping' list.
How do Gift Wraps get created?
Gift Wraps are made by Creators and sent to IMVU for inclusion in the list. However, there is no formal process for submitting new Gift Wraps. Rather, IMVU frequently runs contests and events around new Gift Wrap inclusion.
The submission process for Gift Wrap is simple. When a Gift Wrap event or contest occurs, that event or contest will contain an email address to which you can email your finished Gift Wrap image.
When there is no Gift Wrap contest or event, Gift Wrap submissions will not be accepted.
There are some specifics about Gift Wrap creation that you must know in advance of creating one. Here is the list:
Must be General Audience. To learn more, please consult the Virtual Goods Policy.
File format must be .jpg or .gif (animated is fine)
File size must be 40 kb or less
Image size must be 198 x 123 pixels
Please use the image to the right as a guide.
Along with the technical specs, a Gift Wrap must also meet some other criteria:
High quality, low file size
Wide appeal to the community
Works well when product/music images and text are superimposed
Occasionally, IMVU removes Gift Wraps that have not been used in a while. So, although a Gift Wrap may be accepted as part of a contest or event, that does not mean it will live on forever