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First of all iPage, Juicy Hosting or Host Gator? Thanks in advance for any answer. Another question I got... The thumbnails on my iPage site are very poor, Can someone tell me a simple way to improve the image quality?.

Www.cranstondiamonds.com/tinyclocks..

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That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I discover an good answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could assist you..

Comment #1

Well, I can make the tumbnail photos, but how do I get oscommerce to use those instead of shrinking the images? I mean, how do I get the optimized thumbnails I make to show, rather the oscommerce shrinking the large ones?..

Comment #2

PS is that iPage site "Live"?.

If so, you REALLY need to change the title from osCommerce - the file you need is includes/languages/english.php, around line 48.

// page title.

Define('TITLE', 'osCommerce');.

Change this to 'Tiny Clocks' or whatever..

You may like to change the footer reference to osCommerce too - includes/languages/english.php, line 339.

Define('FOOTER_TEXT_BODY', 'Copyright &copy; 2004 osCommerce<br>Powered by <a href="http://www.oscommerce.com" target="_blank">osCommerce</a>');.

It's only decent to leave the 'Powered by osCommerce" link, but modify the copyright to your own firm...

Comment #3

Like I said above, I'm afraid I don't know of a contribution that will do that for you..

Search the contribution section for "thumbnail", maybe someone else will have an answer as well...

Comment #4

Ok, Thank you much and no the iPage site isnt yet live...

Comment #5

If you've already got your thumbnails prepared (or are willing to invest the time to do it), you could try using the 'Big Images' contribution:.

Http://www.oscommerc...ntributions,614.

I believe there are other contrib's for multiple image options, but this was the very first contribution I installed and found it to be a fairly easy go..

I created all of my thumbnails at a width of 100px, though height varies depending on the product. To get around that for image display, I removed the values for the Small Image Width and Height in the Admin->Store Configuration->Images section..

HTH,.

Terry..

Comment #6

The thumbnails on my iPage site are very poor, Can someone tell me a simple way to improve the image quality?.

Www.cranstondiamonds.com/tinyclocks..

Comment #7

They look about normal for osCommerce quality..

Because the thumbnails are scaled, there is always going to be some compromise in quality..

General tips would be to keep the aspect ratio close to 10:8 when preparing the photos, to avoid distortion, and to make the original photos at least twice the size of the thumbnail, this will make them look better once shrunk..

I suppose the best result would be two photos - one optimised thumbnail, one larger photo - there "may" be a contribution that will do this for you (?) - I'm afraid I don't know of one though...

Comment #8


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.