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Managing Image Profiles


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NSc Sync uploads product images from your POS database for use in your WebStore. During upload, images are automatically resized to fit a constrained size on your WebStore. You can also enable the automatic watermarking of images at this point, which limits the effect of unauthorized images from the WebStore.

NSc Sync enables you to create multiple image profiles”. In the case of RMS, this extends the RMS picture functionality, enabling you to have more than one image size per product.

The image profile configuration grid displays information on existing image profiles, including the following:

Name: Displays the name of the image profile.

Prefix: When an image is uploaded to the WebStore, the file name is assigned a prefix. The prefix is used by the WebStore to identify the copy of that image.

Width: The maximum width of an image after it is automatically resized.

Height: Much like Width, the maximum height of an image after it is automatically resized.

Dir: The name of the picture source directory.

Configuring Image Profiles

To configure an image profile, perform the following:

Select the image profile you wish to edit, then click Edit to open the Edit Image Settings dialog.

The Image Profile window consists of two types of settings: Image Profile and Post-Processing.

Image Profile Settings

The Profile Settings tab includes the following configuration options:

Profile Name: The name of the profile.

Prefix: When an image is uploaded to the WebStore, the filename is assigned a prefix. The prefix is used by the WebStore to identify the copy of that image.

Enable this image profile: Enables you to enable or disable the image profile.

Image Source Directory: The directory that contains the image files for your item pictures.

Enable Image Resizing: Enables you to enable or disable the automatic resizing of images.

Image Compression Level: Enables you to configure the level of compression that is applied to your images after they are automatically resized. The compression level is a trade-off between quality and size. The higher the compression, the faster your image files will load on the Web customer’s machine, however, higher compression results in lower quality images. Lowering the compression level improves the image quality, but at the same time increases the size of the image, causing it to take longer to download.

For optimal results, it is recommended you use the default (~75%) compression level.

Max Width: The maximum width of a product image after it is automatically resized. The maximum recommended width for a product image (default profile) is 300 pixels. The maximum recommended width for a product image (thumbnail profile) is 220 pixels.

Max Height: The maximum height of a product image after it is automatically resized. The maximum recommended height for a product image (default profile) is 300 pixels. The maximum recommended height for a product image (thumbnail profile) is 220 pixels.

Click OK to save any changes.

Post-Processing Settings

The Post-Processing tab includes the following configuration options:

Image Filter: The post-processing “filter” on the image. The sharpen filters are most useful to ensure crisp product images.

Automatically Crop Whitespace: If enabled, this option automatically removes any border of white space from your product images.
Watermark Image: Enables the automatic watermarking of product images after they have been processed (resized, filtered, and so on).

Watermark Text: If automatic watermarking is enabled, the text with which it watermarks the image.

Don’t use a transparent background: Controls the ability to make the watermark text block transparent.
Click OK to save any changes.

Note: Any change to the image profile that requires images to be re-processed results in the image cache being automatically purged. This forces an upload of all product images, which can take considerable time. To save time, it is recommended that you make all image profile configuration changes at the early stages of implementing your WebStore.
Creating a New Image Profile

To create a new image profile, perform the following steps:

Click Add to display the Add Image Profile dialog.

Select the configuration options as described above.

Warning: The maximum dimensions for a; large profile is 1400(H)x1600(W), default profile 800(H) x 1024(W), thumbnail profile is 250(H) x 200(W)
newer versions of sync (NSc Sync v2.0.0.35+) have also enforced a minimum compression

Deleting an Image Profile

To delete an image profile, perform the following steps:

Select the image profile, then click Delete.

The delete confirmation dialog is displayed:

If you are sure you want to delete the profile, click Yes.

Warning: Do not delete an image profile unless instructed to do so by NitroSell.

Adding Multiple Item Images to Your WebStore

For information on adding multiple images for items on your WebStore, refer to Adding Multiple Item Images to Your WebStore

Displaying Large Item Images on Your WebStore

Large Image Support enables customers to view enlarged item images that give much more detailed views of the products on offer.