15 May 2006, 01:40 PM
Re: Zen-Cart Logo
What I use for this is freeware EasyThumbnails, you can find it here:
Using this I copied your "Honey Coloured Braclet" pic that is natively 2304X1536 pixels with a size of 351KB and converted it to the Zen size of 120X80 pixels resulting in a size of 1.5KB.
Zen allows for three sizes of pics that are all in the images directory at the root and also in the large and medium sub dirs. These relate to the standard image used for standard display, a medium image for when a product description is loaded, and a large image when a customer clicks 'larger image'.
The smaller image sizes load quicker and due to smaller size do not have to suffer in clarity. This provides your customers with faster loading pages. If the customer is interested, they might want to view a larger image and are interested enough to allow the larger time to load.
You should match your image thumbs to the sizes specified in your admin/config/images.
Easy Thumbnails allows batch conversion so that this is not a tedious image at a time process. Just convert them, FTP to their respective dir's and ZEN will load the correct image size.
15 May 2006, 04:08 PM
Re: Zen-Cart Logo
@kuroi: I was just helping her find the errant logo, but you correct, she should be making changes in her custom template.
GIMP and Irfanview are very good programs. IF is good. GIMP is better but has a higher learning curve (but it has unsharp mask). There are a few good image tutorials on this site & others.
If you install the Image Handler 2.0 for v1.3 (http://www.breakmyzencart.com/) it will resize images for you-you just upload your largest image.
Just set your image settings after installation & before you start uploading :) (admin -> configuration -> images)
You should always at least crop/resize your images to the size the largest would be-that way you are uploading a 50k image instead of a 4mb image straight from the camera.
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