Many people are unaware of a useful feature of the ProStores platform. You can submit oddly sized/shaped product photos to the system (one per product) and not only have it generate the thumbnail for you, but have it generate a properly sized main image as well. There are two ways to get to these settings, but I’m only going to mention one of them here just to keep things simple. First, you’re going to need to login to your ProStores Administration Panel. Then, go to Product > List and click on the Product Settings link.
You should be taken to a page that looks like this:
The default recommended sizes are generally good, but depending on your site and its layout there may be a very specific size that you’re shooting for in which case you could use the custom option to set the specific size you’re looking for. This page could also be very important if you do not want ProStores to be resizing product images that you are uploading. If that is the case you need to make sure that the Do not resize search results images is the selected option for both.
When ProStores resizes an image for you it’s scaling the image so it should not appear grainy or pixelated. If you use html to resize an image (eg. you have an image that is really 500 pixels wide but you set the width on the image tag to 250) then you will see what I’m talking about. Of course it is always better to have your product photos professionally taken and sized, but in this day and age it can never hurt to save a few dollars and this method of resizing is a good alternative!