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    Thumbnail Images - ATTN Snib
    Snib,

    I don't know who you are but hoping you can help me. I added the
    Russian Legacy datafeed to my site today, but they do not have
    thumbnail images and the images are very big. Evgenii told me that
    you just added the datafeed to your site also and that you reduced
    the pictures somehow to fit your site. Could you tell me how you
    did this? Or anyone else that has information on this, it would be
    greatly appreciated.

    Wayne Bardell

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    I just wrote a little PHP script to load and create local thumbnails using wget and ImageMagick for this very situation. If you think that would be of any use I can post some details.
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    There are around 2000 products in this datafeed with no thumbnails. Would using this
    php script and ImageMagick make this an easy job to reduce all of the images. I don't
    want to spend too much time on this, when there are a lot of other datafeeds with
    thumbnails. I would be interested in more information if this would work for reducing
    each image in this datafeed without taking up too much time.

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    You don't say if you're hooked up to a database or not, either way when you're importing you can do something like:

    wget -nv -O /your/thumb/dir/SKU-big.jpg http://rlegacy.com/thumb/file.jpg
    convert -resize 200x200 /your/thumb/dir/SKU-big.jpg /your/thumb/dir/SKU.jpg
    rm /your/thumb/dir/SKU-big.jpg

    for each file in the feed. In my case I do something slightly different because of how I deal with the database and updates but that's the gist of it.
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    I'm using a mysql database for my datafeeds. I think I'm just going to forget about
    using this datafeed, there are plenty of other datafeeds on Shareasale with
    thumbnails that I can work with. Don't really understand any of this on reducing the
    image, and am not going to spend a lot of time on it for one datafeed.

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    I just set a width=100 in my image tag

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    modems be damned! :-)
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    I actually just did a preg_replace("/\.jpg/", ".thumb.jpg", $image_link). I looked at his website to determine his naming convention and did a simple replace on the URL. He just adds .thumb before the jpg tag.

    Straight and Simple!

    Now if only he'd get more descriptive category names we'd be set!

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    Quote Originally Posted by infospongellc
    modems be damned! :-)
    Heheh, not to mention the poor quality effect you get when IE resizes the images.
    Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.

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    another option,
    if you worry that IE reduce the image quality, you can use Photoshop, just create an "action" that record all the resize step you want, then use "automate"-"batch" function under "file" on menu bar. you can select the action , where the source image folder, destnation image folder. then Photoshop will automatic process (resize) all the big image to thumbnail image and save them to another folder.

    You may want to add 1 step sharpen before you export and after you resize. It will make the image clear and looks good.

    I hope it helps.

    Phil

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    Problem with that Phil is you need to download and upload all the images. Something I'd never do for a merchant.

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    Thanks Snib. That shouldn't be too hard to do. I'll have to let Evgenii know how you
    did it, because he didn't know himself. They should be able to fix that in the
    datafeed themselves so others can use it.

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    I did the preg_replace and it worked. Thanks a lot Scott for the help.

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    No problem
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    Thumbs up Thank you! Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snib
    No problem
    Snib, thank you for finding a solution and sharing it with others. If anyone feels the XYZ.thumb.jpg images aren't good enough for your thumbnails, let me know your recommendations/wishes regarding the size of thumbnails (height or width in pixels), and I will get our designers to work on it...

    Thanks again for this thread!

    Evgenii (Geno)

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