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gregtech
(stranger )
12/12/12 02:43 PM
FTP Picture [re: ]  

ok so i am confused i can not get the picture to show up in my listing. Can someone help me?

Thanks
Greg



bluepennylady
(Carpal Tunnel)
01/10/13 08:09 PM
Re: FTP Picture new [re: gregtech]  

Hello Greg

I hope your holidays were good

I am sorry you are having trouble with images.

Who is your image hosting service?

AND AW2000 just released the newest version which now supports eBay picture hosting meaning web hosting is no longer mandatory.

Install the newest update and then setup the auction profile not to use the FTP. The images will upload to eBay picture services.. It is very cool

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earl
(stranger )
01/11/13 06:56 PM
Re: FTP Picture new [re: bluepennylady]  

ok judy, I dont understand, and I think you do, so please help!!
I prefer to NOT use ebay picture services. From past experiences, they use a different server for the pictures, and that one seems to go down IN THE PAST frequently.
Secondly, I would think that if one uses ebay picture services, one is implying the right for ebay to use the pictures in the future.
So, my question is...If I prefer to use comcast to host my pictures, uncheck the ebay picture services box, and if I want to just use ebay hosting uncheck the ftp box?!
Comments?!!
THANKS!

Bob



bluepennylady
(Carpal Tunnel)
01/11/13 07:04 PM
Re: FTP Picture new [re: earl]  

HI Bob

Sure be happy to help.

Go to File > Auction profiles.

On "EACH" profile configure whether you do not want to use eBay picture services.
Want to use only eBay gallery
Or eBay pic service

Since you do not want to then you will select not to use in the drop down menu.

The setup must be selected for each auction profile used.

I hope that helps.



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earl
(stranger )
01/11/13 08:20 PM
Re: FTP Picture new [re: bluepennylady]  

That makes sense...but besides not wanting to use the FTP space, is there any reason TO use ebay?!
Thanks Again!



bluepennylady
(Carpal Tunnel)
01/11/13 08:30 PM
Re: FTP Picture new [re: earl]  

Hi

it kind of depends on the template you are using and how it displays in mobile version.

Mobile shopping is a huge deal now. Mega bucks are spent by shoppers using their mobile devices instead of a computer. So mobile friendly listings and images are really important now.

images uploaded via eBay pic service are displayed above the fold on the mobile device and the description below the fold. When the images are below the fold along with the description it is slower to load in the mobile device and the description is pushed further down. Which may not always be a big deal.

It is not mandatory (at least right now) to use eBay pic services.

I will not be using the eBay pic services for all my listings. Just some of them. I like having the option because there are times it will be handy dandy.



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onlynancydrew
(stranger)
01/18/13 10:44 AM
Re: FTP Picture new [re: bluepennylady]  

Hi Judy,

OMG! You are so right, this is a really big deal to have this option added for our Auction Wizard!

In my listings, I had just the one gallery image and the remainder above my description but I was getting inquiries asking if I had other pictures.

Lol, since I use a plain old-fashioned cell, it took me awhile to understand that people using mobile devices weren't realizing there were other images further down.

In order to accommodate them, I was have to go into ebay after listing the auctions and manually add the images to the gallery...what a job!

I am LOVING this AW2000 enhancement!

Just one question, if you know the answer: I do have my images at ebay's required 570 pixels and when I manually upload them, the mouse-over box in the gallery opens to show my nice big images. But when AW2000 uploads them, that feature isn't working.

I suspect I am doing something wrong and I'd bet the farm you know what it is ;)

Can you help? And, of course, my usual sincere thanks for your time and knowledge.

Cheers
Barbara




bluepennylady
(Carpal Tunnel)
01/19/13 04:21 PM
Re: FTP Picture new [re: onlynancydrew]  

HI Barbara

the zoom isn't working cause it isn't supported _-yet

My bet is that at some point down the road the zoom will be .



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onlynancydrew
(stranger)
01/20/13 12:24 PM
Re: FTP Picture new [re: bluepennylady]  

Aha! Knew there had to be a reason. No big deal, at least the images are up there and that is so great!

Thanks for the answer, Judy, again appreciate your help ::)

Cheers
Barbara




Tradeguy
(enthusiast)
01/31/13 06:30 AM
Re: FTP Picture new [re: bluepennylady]  

Hi Judy!

Been awhile...just wanted you to know that the last update was VERY cool, and I might have some info for Thom on this "zoom-within-llsting" thing.

There are 2 display options that confused me until I experimented this morning. One is the "gallery plus" feature which is free in some categories, and creates the "zoom" function in search results. But the hidden feature is the "picture pack" which is free for store owners.

It's the picture pack "toggle" that gives you the in-listing zoom, and it will work with both self-hosted or ebay hosted listings. However, the toggle for the picture pack ONLY appears on the screen where you would upload pics for ebay hosting. Thats the toggle Thom needs to hit to get the zoom feature on all of the ebay hosted pics.

Another couple of things I noticed and didn't know before (mostly cause I've used AW2K exclusively for all my uploads for years) is that you can only have one self-hosted pic - and it seems to automatically use the "picture pack" in-listing zoom option without any toggle. But if you use ebay-hosted pics, you have to use the toggle or none of the pics get the in-listing zoom. The toggle affects all the pics too - so if you have the picture pic for 5 pics, and then later add a 6th pic but don't use the toggle, it will turn the zoom off for all the pics.

So I thought, could I add a pic after the AW2K upload, turn on the picture pack, and then get the in-listing zoom for all the other pics? Strangely, the answer is no. It looks like it's going to do it, the preview shows it's going to do it, but the end result is that all the pics lack the in-listing zoom.

No idea if this give Thom any insight...so it's just an FYI.

Fortunately, most of my listing use a single pic, which I can self-host, and get the detailed in-listing zoom. For the mult-pic listings, I am manually deleting, then re-uploading all the pics with the picture-pack turned on, if I feel the in-listing zoom is important.



bluepennylady
(Carpal Tunnel)
02/08/13 05:31 AM
Re: FTP Picture new [re: Tradeguy]  

Hi

Now I am not normally slow in figuring out things but I am not following you with the picture pack..

Did you enable that on your eBay account so when you self -host and upload the images using AW2K, then the inlisting zoom works?



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Tradeguy
(enthusiast)
02/08/13 07:09 AM
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Re: FTP Picture new [re: bluepennylady]  

Judy, you are the opposite of slow :-)

Okay, forget about AW2K and just look at the regular Ebay SYI. When you get to the "Add Pictures" section, and select to add one or more pics, you get a pop-up window with several tabbed upload options. On all the tabs (other than self-hosted) there are 2 "Optional Picture Upgrades" on the bottom of the screens, each with a checkbox. The first box is "Gallery Plus" and the second box is "Picture Pack". If you click on the (?) for description, the picture pack mentions the Zoom feature within the listing. I'll see if I can attach a screen shot to this message.

I'm using the Collectibles category and do have a premium store - not sure if that matters - but both upgrades say "free" to me.

Let me also mention that I am no longer self-hosting any of the pics since I no longer put item pics within my listing descriptions - it totally messes up smart phone formatting, and the ebay top-screen galleries are highly optimized for mobile.

So what I found was simply this. If I let AW2K upload my ebay-hosted images, they will all appear in the listing gallery, but none of them are zoom-able. If I revise the listing, I can add a photo to the existing photos, and even though both picture upgrades are checked, only the new photo is zoomable.

It acts as if the "picture pack" toggle is not being activated during the AW2K upload - OR - the picture is being shrunk to fit the standard gallery size. I don't use any AW2K photo reduction and upload at the highest quality, so I don't think it's that.

Let me know if this makes sense...lol.



bluepennylady
(Carpal Tunnel)
02/08/13 06:28 PM
Re: FTP Picture new [re: Tradeguy]  

HI

AH!! I got it now.. Wow talk about lost for a minute..

That makes total sense..

I will share this with Thom for sure. I still self host some of my own images but for the most part am uploading using eBay picture services. let them pay for the bandwidth

Off to fiddle with this and see what I can do!

Thank you for explaining again to Mrs Temporary Brain dead



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Tradeguy
(enthusiast)
02/09/13 05:31 AM
Re: FTP Picture new [re: bluepennylady]  

When you do your own testing, you might notice that if you revise the listing and add a picture, the "previews" show the zoom-in-listing as active for all the pics, but when the listing goes live, it's gone except for the one you added. I'm mentioning it cause a few times I thought I had solved the issue cause the previews looked right....

It's also interesting that the single self-hosted picture that ebay allows in the gallery always seems to have the zoom feature and has no option either way, so long as it's big enough.

My obsessions are interfering with my compulsions again...



Tradeguy
(enthusiast)
05/01/13 07:18 AM
Re: FTP Picture new [re: Tradeguy]  

A little update...

So now it seems that ebay has completely removed the "self-hosted" option for the gallery pic. You can see this if you use the manual SYI.

AW2K, however, seems not affected because it treats the "FTP" image as a "transfer from web url" image already - which is the only option other than "transfer from PC". No matter what, ebay is making a copy and using the copy for it's gallery image(s).

On the zooming thing.,

As it stands right now, if you tell AW2K to use ebay image hosting, there is NO zoom, no matter the pic size, but you can have multiple pics. This is odd and something Thom needs to look at since when done manually, you get the zoom for ebay-hosted pics.

If you tell AW2K to use FTP, ebay treats that as a "copy from web", and you do get zoom (if the pic is big enough). I seem to get the zoom on any pic 1000 pixels or bigger on any size, even though ebay is now recommending 1600. (Actual min after July will be at least 501 on any side)

Now, if Thom could just get ebay to handle multiple pics as "copy from web", we would could have up to 12 pics, all with zoom, instead of just the first pic.

Of course I am only talking about the gallery pics - which ebay is strongly recommending be the ONLY pics in your listing. I've been selling on ebay since '98, and if I have learned but one thing it's this - when ebay recommends something, you had better do it. No sooner had I thought that when I read from an ebay pink that listings with pics embedded in descriptions will have downgraded search placement for mobile shoppers (which is about 30% of all ebay shoppers, soon to be 50%).

They are also "suggesting" seller not use any formatting in their descriptions that would prevent reformatting for various devices (like smart phones). Translation: they will start blocking certain HTML code (they already block quite a bit). In particular, frames and any java.

I am in the process of stripping down all my descriptions in anticipation of these changes...





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