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Posted - May 01 2010 :  21:50:59  Show Profile  Visit devshb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There's been quite a lot of discussion recently on the forum about how to size images (thumbnails and large images) so that it fits into the site.

There's loads of different ways to do this, and the solution you use will usually depend on the nature of your image proportions/ratios. Sometimes you can do it via css, sometimes you can use fixed widths and/or heights in the templates, sometimes you can use image software to physically resize them.

However, there are sometimes instances where image sizing can be quite a problem (eg where you want to keep your physical images as-is, but they're all different proportions/sizes and using a fixed width or height just won't fit the site properly).

So, we've revamped our image-sizing addon and also made it compatible with v7.

Dynamic Image Sizing:

Options include:
Maximum Width
Maximum Height
Minimum Width
Minimum Height
Fixed Width
Fixed Height

Each of those options are optional, and you can use any permutation/combination you like. The sizing logic will take into account the physical image size/proportions, your config options for that type of image, and it'll work out the most appropriate width/height to display it with and still keep it in the right proportions (ie so that it doesn't look stretched/skewed).

You can configure:

* Product Summary Thumbs (shopdisplayproducts.asp images)
* Product Detail Thumbs (shopexd.asp images)
* Category Images (shopdisplaycategories.asp subcategory images)
* Product "tiny" Thumbs (eg on cross-selling displays)

Each of those 4 types of images have their own set of configuration options for min/max/fixed widths/heights, so for example you can use a different set of options for product thumbnails than category images.

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