Note: The following information is provided as a general guideline for Item Image setup. We highly recommend discussing the optimum image file size and dimensions with your Magento Developer. Every Magento website is different and based on the design of the website you may need different image specifications.


Image Guidelines

Item images should follow these basic guidelines:

  • Format: Images can be .jpg or png.
  • Maximum Image Size: 1000w x 1000h at 72 dpi
  • Maximum File Size: 200kb (ideally under 100kb)


Note: Once you had picked the image format that you would like to use ALL product images should use the same format.


Assigning Images to Items

Counterpoint: Inventory / Items

 

By default, Counterpoint uses the item number plus .jpg as the name of the corresponding image.

  • EX: 500108.jpg

If you would like to use a custom image name for your products then populate the "Image file" field on the Ecommerce tab of the item screen.

  • EX: my-seo-friendly-image-name.jpg

Note: Image file names should be all lowercase with spaces replaced by dashes (-)


Uploading Item Images


Item images in Magento can be uploaded in one of two ways.

  1. Using the primary method, Commerce5 will upload a single, large image, from the Counterpoint Server to the Magento Server which will then be automatically scaled.
  2. The secondary method is manually uploading an image using the browse feature under the item details to upload a base image, which also be scaled automatically for you. Supported image file types are JPG and PNG.


Note: You must choose 1 of these 2 methods. It is NOT recommended to try and combine these two different methods.




Image Size


It is recommended you limit your overall image size to 800w x 800h. Magento will take this single image, and re-size as needed for the other primary image sizes (Small Image and Thumbnail). Requirements for alternate and swatch images will be covered in a later topic. To properly associate the image to the item in your store, please us the naming format of [ITEMNUMBER].jpg. (ex. BIKE-170.jpg).


Uploading your images automatically, is as simple as placing them in the Counterpoint Top Level "ItemImages" directory so that Commerce5 can send them to Magento for you.


Example Item Naming Convention

Guidelines:

  • Spaces replaced by _
  • /,& replace by _
  • #,% will be removed


Amazon Image Requirements

The following information has been taken

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200109520


Technical Requirements

Product images submitted to Amazon must meet the following technical specifications.

  • TIFF (.tif/.tiff), JPEG (.jpeg/.jpg), GIF (.gif) and PNG (.png) format
  • Image pixel dimensions of at least 1000 or larger in either height or width preferred
  • sRGB or CMYK color mode
  • File names must consist of the product identifier (Amazon ASIN, 13-digit ISBN, EAN, JAN, or UPC) followed by a period and the appropriate file extension (Example: B000123456.jpg or 0237425673485.tif)

    Note: Spaces, dashes or additional characters in the filename will prevent your image from going online.


Amazon Site Standards for Product Images

For images named by product identifier without a variant code or named with the MAIN variant, and display as the main image on the product detail page, Amazon maintains the following site product image standards:

  • The image must be the cover art or a professional photograph of the product being sold. Drawings or illustrations of the product are not allowed.
  • The image must not contain gratuitous or confusing additional objects.
  • The image must be in focus, professionally lit and photographed or scanned, with realistic color, and smooth edges.
  • Books, Music, and Video/DVD images should be the front cover art, and fill 100% of the image frame. Jewel cases, promotional stickers, and cellophane are not allowed.
  • All other products should fill 85% or more of the image frame.
  • The full product must be in frame.
  • Backgrounds must be pure white (RGB 255,255,255).
  • The image must not contain additional text, graphics, or inset images.
  • Pornographic and offensive materials are not allowed.


For additional other view images:

  • The image must be of, or pertain to, the product being sold.
  • The image must be in focus, professionally lit and photographed or scanned, with realistic color, and smooth edges.
  • Other products or objects are allowed to help demonstrate the use or scale of product.
  • The product and props should fill 85% or more of the image frame.
  • Cropped or close-up images are allowed.
  • Backgrounds and environments are allowed.
  • Text and demonstrative graphics are allowed.
  • Pornographic and offensive materials are not allowed.


Automatic Image Optimization Extension for Magento

http://www.extendware.com/magento-image-optimization.html


Images are very important for online stores, but unnecessarily large images can slow down the user experience and reduce search engine rankings. Image Optimization will optimize your images and reduce their size without sacrificing image quality, so that your site images are faster loading.