Retina images! Please help!
I just managed to run the project on my local network, it is rocket since for me so don’t laught I tried to run it on my ipad and I am very dissapointed! Although I turned on the option for high resolution images the appearance of the product images is pathetic! I run for 3 years shop on presta 1.5 and I bought retina images module and the quality of the pictures is way better! According GA half of my clients visited the site with mobile device, I believe all devices got retina displays already not only iphones and ipads… So basically the thing which is selling online are the pictures, aren’t they? I invested a lot of money in photography equipment and that makes no point with the basic product appearance.
Please advice me what could I do, I saw some templates whith perfect sharp images and some are not? Is it template related issue? I am selling jewellery and I can’t afford using the basic settings. I don’t believe I am the only one who uses ipad of all in this forum, or I am the only one who can’t manage to upload decent picture?
Please advice me what to do?
I know there are good people reading this forum
@MockoB said in Retina images! Please help!:
“I saw some templates whith perfect sharp images and some are not? Is it template related issue? I am selling jewellery and I can’t afford using the basic settings.”
Hi Mocko, which templates do you speak of? Can you point us to a specific product page of your site? What’s the dimensions and resolution of the image? Post the actual image here? Maybe that will help identify the issue.
I will PM you link to my site. I may send you picture to upload on presta basic site and template and see the difference. It is visible on every high pixel density screen, not just ipad or iPhone.
I sent you chat message, I don’t know if it is same like private message but I hope so. The difference may be seen on many templates on presta store also.
One more thing to add. Just now I am using 20" screen whith resolution 2560/1440. So you can imagine how sharp its picture is! You may see here which are the most common desktop resolutions. So it happens that more than 80% are using “hd ready” and above resolution and we are still stuck with those low quality images. Unfortunately there isn’t retina images module for presta 1.6 otherwise I wouldn’t bother you. I just need razor sharp images for my products that’s all!
Sorry I couldn’t be more help. Your site images look good to me, but I’m not running the resolution you are.
Seems that something has changed between PS 1.5 and 1.6, maybe. I remember the Warehouse theme specifically mentioning Retina Image quality in 1.5, and now it’s nowhere to be found in 1.6: https://themeforest.net/item/warehouse-responsive-prestashop-16-theme-blog/3178575?s_rank=1
It is supposed that 1.6 has the retina feature by default but it is not even closer to retina quality. Or it is may be just thirtybees, I tested the feature just on thirtybees and not PS.
I found that x2 images are created in product img folders. I found there are media queries in _image.scss file, and yet the x2 images are not displayed neither on my ipad or iphone! I tested both PS and TB. I don’t know if it should be @2x or 2x the addition to the file name, I don’t know if there should be some additional line in htaccess file, but the thing is that it is missing and there are not HQ images.
PS, here is link: http://mydevice.io/devices/#sortSmartphones to check devices with 2 and more pixel ratio, and reconsider if it is or not issue that the feature is not working!