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How Do I make picture in description smaller?
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Ben
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February 5, 2014 - 2:17 pm
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I am using the UE template builder for my listings on ebay and the picture which is enlarged in the description on ebay is a little too big and is slightly out of focus.

How do I make the picture in the description slightly smaller? About 75% of the current size?

Benni Blanco, from the Bronx.

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Matthew Ogborne

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February 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm
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Hi Ben,

Great question and it’s easy to do.

Open your template up and in the template there will be a keyword that looks like this:

#media_gallery[560,,,2,column,0,””]#

Change the number of 560 or a smaller number, this is the maximum width of the image and set it to a more suitable size.

Does that help you?

Matt

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Ben
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February 5, 2014 - 9:16 pm
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Thanks Matt, I went to sell on ebay>configuration>policies, and selected the description template and edited #media_gallery[560,,,2,column,0,””]# as you suggested and changed the 560 to 420. The image is much better now in my listings. Many thanks.

Benni Blanco, from the Bronx.

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Dave Furness

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February 6, 2014 - 1:05 pm
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Great News Ben, and good question too, as now anyone else who wants to re size the image can find out how to here too Really useful to know!

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Ben
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February 8, 2014 - 12:47 am
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ebay image requirements say the image has to be Minimum if 500. As I set mine to 420, does this mean I should increase it to 500 to stay in line with ebay standards ?

Benni Blanco, from the Bronx.

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Dave Furness

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February 8, 2014 - 10:42 am
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Hi Ben

The image requirements on eBay are regarding the main featured image at the top of the listing page. So yes the image you upload will have to meet their minimum requirements.

What we are doing within the description block is pulling that image in again and re-sizing it so it looks right in your main description block. This re-sizing won’t effect the main image at the top of the page, so you won’t run into any trouble there.

Did that help, answer your question?

Dave

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Ben
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February 8, 2014 - 7:15 pm
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Ah that’s good news. Apparently all my images currently fail as they are below the minimum of 500 on one side :-(

I don’t know what size they are, but they look pretty big and look fine in search results so not sure what the issue is.

Benni Blanco, from the Bronx.

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Matthew Ogborne

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February 8, 2014 - 9:17 pm
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Hi Ben,

Are you importing the images in using Magmi?

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Ben
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February 9, 2014 - 8:13 pm
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Howdi Matt, yes I imported them via magmi

Benni Blanco, from the Bronx.

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Matthew Ogborne

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February 10, 2014 - 9:00 am
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Hi Ben,

Oh that’s ace, when Dave gets in I’ll get a guide lined up to automatically resize images on the way in.

It should be relatively straight forwards to do with a PHP library such as http://timthumb.googlecode.com/ and I’ll see if I can get something put together that anyone can use.

Matt

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February 10, 2014 - 10:34 am
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Good stuff, I look forward to the guide.

Benni Blanco, from the Bronx.

 

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