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First question I got is What's a good free media file iPage hosting service? Thanks for any response. Another question I got... I am having a difficult time making my product images the desired size. They are either too short and fat, or too tall and skinny! Does anybody have any suggestions...

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Good question... I dunno what is the answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I got an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably know..

Comment #1

Or get rid of there image fuction an just create your own link to your image...

Comment #2

I did this and all it resulted in was the images appeared full size instead of a scaled down size. Does anyone know why this occurs? or how to remedy it?..

Comment #3

Its not a real good idea to have osc doing the resizing for you, it can result in strange looking photos and poor page load times..

The best thing to do is get a cheap (or free if you can find one) image editor program. All of them that I am aware of allow you to change the size of photos..

The better ones allow you to change the canvas (page) size without altering the photo content's dimensions. For example it will let you put a 175pixel x 200pixel image onto a 200x200 white background and save it. Resulting in a 200x200 pixel image without distorting the photo. If the largest dimension of the original photo was larger than the desired size then just use the image editor to scale it down..

Less functional programs may not support that function, but you can create a white square image of the size you want and the copy/paste the photo onto it..

Either way, then you can set your photo sizes in the admin, to maintain consistent page layout, and upload the prepared photos in the right size, making pages load faster and have the photos looking good...

Comment #4

You might also want to try fiddling with the image height and width in admin... but instead of leaving both fields blank, if you set either the height or the width to a specific value i.e 100... the image will resize proportionately (just remember to leave the other one blank) i.e if you say height : 100.

Then width must be blank..

Hope this helps..

Comment #5

When I set the width to blank and hieght to 100, a full size version of the image gets displayed..

A lot of people seem to have this problem. I hate to resort to a contribution for something that is suppose to work..

Any other solutionts?..

Comment #6

It works, but depends upon your images. if you want fast page load times, you will resize your images to less than 10k overall size, and set them all to the same height and width for uniformity..

Comment #7

I am having a difficult time making my product images the desired size. They are either too short and fat, or too tall and skinny! Does anybody have any suggestions...

Comment #8

In admin go to confiuration, click on Images. remove all widths. You may also want to set Images Required to false.

Rolf..

Comment #9


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