Product & Category Images

 

On this page, you can set the parameters affecting the way product images are handled.
Every product can have the following types of images associated with it:

Detailed Product Images are the additional images that you can add to a product on the 'Images' tab of the Edit Product window. You can have any number of detailed product images, but note that large number of images can slow down the product page load.
Main Product Images — the images that are set on the main ('Details') tab of the Edit Product window. Large Image is the image displayed on a product info page. Small Image is the image shown in various lists which include the product. It can be automatically created from the large image. Both main images can be imported in the catalog with the Product Import wizard, together with the CSV file containing other product attributes.


 

The settings for both types of images are similar. If Automatically resize the (detailed) full image setting is set to 'Yes', any image file that you upload to the catalog will be proportionally scaled down to a smaller size. The longest side of the original image will have the length specified in the Side length of the (detailed) full image field, and the other side will be proportionally shorter.
 
Only the reduced image will stay in the catalog and will be shown to customers viewing your store pages.
If the longest side of an uploaded image is shorter than the setting, no action will be performed on the image. It won't be scaled up to the specified size. After a full image is uploaded in the catalog, it's necessary to create its thumbnail. It is the thumbnail that a customer initially sees and can click to view the corresponding large image. Thumbnails for detailed product images are always created automatically.Thumbnails for main large product images can be uploaded manually, either during import or in the Edit Product window.

But if you set Automatically create thumbnail after full image is uploaded setting to 'Yes', they will be created automatically as well. In case of automatic thumbnail creation, the Side length of the thumbnail setting specifies the maximum size that a thumbnail image can have. The longest side of the image will have the length specified, and the other side will be proportionally shorter.
If you upload several detailed images for a product, the product info page will have several thumbnails.

 

Detailed Product Images

Automatically resize the detailed full image

Automatically resize the detailed full image. Set 'No' if you want your detailed large images' size left intact. Images smaller than set will be skipped.

Side length of the detailed full image

The length of one side of the detailed full image.

Thumbnail side size

Maximum thumbnail side size in pixels.

 

Main Product Images

Automatically resize the full image

Automatically resize the full image. Set 'No' if You want Your large images' size left intact. Images smaller than set will be skipped.

Side length of the full image

The length of one side of the full image.

Automatically create thumbnail after full image is uploaded

Automatically create a thumbnail after the full image is uploaded.

Side length of the thumbnail

The length of one side of the thumbnail.

Automatically create thumbnail after full image is uploaded

Resample a copy of the uploaded large image to the dimensions specified in the settings and save it as a thumbnail image.

Maximum side length of a thumbnail

All thumbnail images will fit into a square with the specified side length.


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