You have many ways to work with images in Catalog Machine – main building blocks of any catalog.
Note: What size images are best to use within catalogs?
The optimal image size depends on proportion of page the image will take. The full page is about 600px x 800px (or 800 x 600 in landscape). Therefore if your images will take not more than quarter page (in any place you use them) than max size 400 x 300 is optimal and so on. Smaller images are better for performance, but too small size could lower quality. The only exception if you plan to use pdf format with images that require zoom (e.g. maps, charts) than you need higher resolution (even larger than page).
To upload, edit and manage your image collection follow the steps below.
1. Catalog Designer image tab – upload images
Read more about adding images to the catalog.
Once you have product database, you can add product images to the catalog.
3. Image Manager – a central place to manage your images.
You can add folders for better image organization.
You can upload files by drag and drop or selecting from your computer drive and crop / resize, rotate and rename before upload.
Crop or resize image before upload
Create products from uploaded images
Upload images from web address
After images are uploaded, you can delete, crop / resize and rename them individually in Image Manager.
And perform bulk operations with selected images
Resize images to specific dimensions in bulk
NOTE: Catalogs and products store a link to the image path in collection (e.g. Sample/my-image.jpg) not the image content. If you rename or move image, the link will be broken and image will be missing. Therefore, if you do change image folder or name, please, update your links in catalogs and products.