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Managing Pictures on an Item

Items sell better with good quality, detailed pictures.  Some sites allow for the seller to provide pictures and some sites provide the pictures.  For example, eBay allows the user to submit their own pictures and Amazon retrieves pictures from its own catalog.  Please see Site_Differences_with_Pictures for more information on how each site handles pictures.

 

An unlimited number of pictures can be entered into each item record.  Whether the pictures are sent to the site or not depends upon whether the site accepts pictures.

 
Not all sites will accept an unlimited number of pictures in a listing.  In the event that a site only supports X amount of pictures, only the first X pictures will be sent with an item submission.

Pictures on the Item Edit window are managed from the Carousel and Pictures tabs. 

Pictures Tab

From the Pictures tab pictures can be easily managed.

The pictures grid shows a thumbnail, the filename and the URL where the picture has been uploaded if applicable.  Pictures are ordered from top to bottom and can be dragged and dropped to change their order. A toolbar at the top provides access to features as described in the following table.

 

Icon Function Description

Add

Choose pictures from the hard drive to add to the item.  Pictures can also be dragged and dropped onto the carousel or Sell Items grid.

Add from URL

Choose pictures from a web URL to add to the item.

Capture

Capture a picture from a webcam.

Scan

Scan the picture from a scanner.

Edit

Open the Picture Editor for more advanced manipulations like rounding corners, drawing text or lines, or adding other image effects.

Rotate

Rotate the selected pictures

Delete

Delete the selected pictures

Stitch Images

Stitch the selected pictures together into a single image

Define Stitch Settings

Tell SixBit how to stitch your images

Play Macro

Plays the selected image macro from the drop-down

Move Up

Move the current picture up in the order

Move Down

Move the current picture down in the order

Toggle View

This toggles the view between a spreadsheet view that includes the name and URL to one that just shows the pictures.

 

Carousel Tab

The Carousel tab acts as quick reference to see pictures.    If the item uses Variations, then you will also have a picture carousel for variation pictures on the Variations tab.  It has all the same functions as the regular item picture carousel.  

 

The Picture Carousel offers some simple functionality from icons or the right click menu as described in the following table.

Icon Function Description

Add

Choose pictures from the hard drive to add to the item.  Pictures can also be dragged and dropped onto the grid.  Picture URLs can also be added this way.

Add from URL

Choose pictures from a web URL to add to the item.  (Available from the context menu by right clicking)

Edit

Open the Picture Editor for more advanced manipulations like rounding corners, drawing text or lines, or adding other image effects.

Delete

Delete the selected pictures

Previous

Display the previous picture

Next

Display the next picture

 

Once pictures are entered, users can:

 

 

 

If required by the site, pictures will be uploaded the first time an item is submitted.  To improve the listing speed, subsequent submissions will not re-upload the pictures.  If the pictures have been changed and should be re-uploaded the next time the item is submitted, a resubmission can be forced.

To force pictures to be resent with next submission:

  1. Open the Sell Items mode.   How?
  2. Select one or more items from the grid that will have the pictures resubmitted.
  3. Right click the grid and choose Pictures|Resend Pictures with Next Submission.   

 

 

 

Thumbnails are created when pictures are added to an item from either a file or URL.  If the pictures have been changed, a rebuild of the thumbnails can be forced.

To force a rebuild of the picture thumbnails:

  1. Open the Sell Items mode.   How?
  2. Select one or more items from the grid that will have the pictures resubmitted.
  3. Right click the grid and choose Pictures|Rebuild Thumbnails.   

 

 

 

When manual URL's are provided, the pictures will not be stored in the database.  To convert pictures from a Manual URL to a picture stored in the database use the Move Manual URL's to Database feature.

To move manual URL's to the database:

  1. Open the Sell Items mode.   How?
  2. Select one or more items from the grid that will have the pictures resubmitted.
  3. Right click the grid and choose Pictures|Move Manual URLs to Database.   

 

To stitch images together:

  1. Open the Sell Items mode.   How?
  2. Click on the Pictures tab.
  3. Select a group of images using either Shift-click or Control-click
  4. Click the Stitch Images button.

 

 

  1. (Optional) Users can change the settings SixBit uses to stitch images by clicking the Define Stitch Settings button