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Magento 1.3 Sales Tactics Cookbook by William Rice

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Optimizing product images

The default Magento template uses three sizes of pictures: Base Image, Small Image, and Thumbnail. These are uploaded on the Product Information page under the Images tab. Magento uses these different sizes in different places:

Size

Pixels

Where it's Used

Base

265 x 265 (or larger)

On the product page

Small

135 x 135

In catalog listings

Thumbnail

75 x 75

On the checkout page

The easiest thing to do is upload a large, square product picture and let Magento generate the other sizes. However, this doesn't always give the best results. At small sizes, your product might not be recognizable. Consider this catalog page, where the product images appear at a size of 135 x 135 pixels. The following page is at the actual ...

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