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Image Processing

You can find this section under Products > Image Processing in the IRP Admin left navigation menu.

You use this section to copy, process and create images in your IRP Admin. This allows you to perform multiple processes on an image, including renaming, resizing, saving and so forth.

When a Model image is uploaded to the IRP, it goes into the 'New' folder (within the Models folder) and is then processed. This processing creates multiple copies of the file, each a different size (150, Full and Original) for specific use in the IRP as described in the table below. (The folder called 'New' is not used for displaying images in an IRP.)

Name Standard Size Front End Location Back End Location
Original User defined / minimum 1200px This image is displayed when you click the Enlarge Image option on a models page. /Images/Models/Original/…
Full Minimum 400px Main Model Image on Models page. NOTE: the bigger the image, the better; we recommend that your 'Original' images are at least 1200px by 1200px. The IRP will automatically optimise these images for the web. As such, it is always best to start with the highest quality images available. /Images/Models/Full/…
150 Minimum 250px Model Image on Listings pages and elsewhere. /Images/Models/150/…

Bulk Operations — Model Images

You can also apply the following Bulk Image Operations in this section:

Operation Description
Update Model Images Created Within The Last x Days Sets the appropriate count of images against a Model to ensure that no broken images appear on the front end of the website. Files with changed image formats will also be detected.
Update Original Images Created Within The Last x Days
With Width (px) greater than y pixels
or Height (px) greater than z
Updates the original images uploaded against a Model.
Update Enhanced Images Created Within The Last x Days Looks for enhanced images uploaded for a Model. If an enhanced image is found, it sets the enhanced image property against the model to true, ensuring the image will appear.
Update Models With No Images Looks for Model images and if it does not find any for a given Model, sets the image field against the Model to false. This will ensure that a generic image will appear against the Model rather than a broken image.
Process Stock Images into Model Images Clicking the Process button will convert any stock-specific images into Model images, and add image-to-stock relationship links. NOTE: You should click this button only when moving from the old stock images functionality, to the current drag-and-drop functionality. Clicking this button multiple times may create duplicate product images.
Remove Image No Longer Assigned To Models Use this button to remove any extra images you have for your models. For example, you may now only have two images for a model, which will be named something like ModelID.jpg and ModelID-1.jpg. You may for some reason have ModelID-2.jpg, ModelID-3.jpg, and so on, in the file system. This button will clean off those old images off and will keep your file system usage to a minimum for your Model images. Only click this button if this is a particular problem. If in any doubts, please contact your IRP Account Manager.

Image 'Lazy Loading'

The IRP supports lazy loading of images. 'Lazy loading' means that images are not loaded at page-load time but instead they are loaded as they are needed, for example as they become visible to a customer as they scroll down a web page.

This should help to make your website faster and will also save data, processing time, battery power and other resources.

You enable and disable this feature using an Application Setting called Enable Lazy Image Loading ('General Site Settings' grouping). By default, this is enabled on all sites (desktop, mobile and trade).

Static content and image heavy home pages can also benefit from lazy loading. It requires some additional html updates.

To make this feature work please add the following to your static page images:

  • Change the image 'src' attribute to 'data-src'
  • Add a src attribute with the following: src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw=="
    • This is used to stop a broken link image appearing as users scroll down the page.
    • Use the same base64 encoded string above for all your images.
  • Add the class 'lazyload' to img tag.

For example:

img data-src="/Images/Location/Image.jpg" class="lazyload" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==" alt="Alternative Image Description"

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FAQs (1)

When selecting brands, models and stock images, what is meant by the terms 'original', 'full' and '150'?
These are different images used across the site from the home page to the model page. The term 'original' will be the largest of the images.
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