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This article applies to: ML8, MultiStore


Product detail pages support zoomable images created by Zoomifier EZ and Zoomifier for Flash. This allows customers to view product images in greater detail by zooming in/out and scrolling around, as seen here:

The Zoomify features are controlled by the following AppConfigs:

AppConfig NameDefault ValueFunction
Zoomify.ActivefalseEnable display of Zoomify Viewer when Zoomify image content is available
Zoomify.ProductMediumtrueEnable Zoomify content for medium product images using the standard LookupProductImage function within XmlPackages
Zoomify.GalleryMediumtrueEnable Zoomify content for medium product gallery images using the standard LookupProductImage function within XmlPackages
Zoomify.ProductLargetrueEnable Zoomify content for large product images using the standard LookupProductImage function within XmlPackages
Zoomify.Medium.Width250Medium Zoomify viewer width
Zoomify.Medium.Height250Medium Zoomify viewer height
Zoomify.Large.Width500Large Zoomify viewer width
Zoomify.Large.Height500Large Zoomify viewer height

When Zoomify.Active is set to true, the /images/product/large folder (or /images/variant/large for variant images) will be checked for a subfolder appropriately named for the product being displayed. For example, when a customer views product 7, the software will check for a /images/product/large/7 folder and if it exists, will use the data there to generate the Zoomify viewer. If that folder does not exist, the standard product image will be displayed.

Creating Zoomify Image Data

Zoomify images must be created on a local machine and then FTP'd up to the server, there is no way to create them through the admin site. Below are directions for doing this using the Zoomifier EZ utility, which is a free download from http://www.zoomify.com/express.htm

Note: This is just one way of creating Zoomify images. There are other methods, depending on which version of Zoomify is being used and the level of detail desired for the zoomable images. See Zoomify's website for further options.

1. First, download the Zoomifier utility and the files to a folder. There should be 4 files.

2. Next, drag an image you want to create Zoomify data for onto the Zoomifyer EZ application file

3. A subfolder with the same name as the image (without extension) will be created in the folder the original image file was in. This folder will contain an XML file, and another subfolder with the Zoomify images.

4. FTP the new folder and its contents to the server where the software is installed


Q: I only have hi-res images for some of my products, can I still use Zoomify?
A: Yes, with Zoomify enabled, each product will be checked for a Zoomify data folder. If one doesn't exist, the normal images will be displayed

Q: Do I still need to upload the standard resolution medium and large images?
A: It is not absolutely required on products that have Zoomify data, but it is recommended. This is beacuse the standard resolution images are used as alternate image sources for display if the storefront customer does not have Adobe Flash Player installed or enabled.

Q: What about skins and multiple images?
A: There can be multiple Zoomify viewers on the same page when using th eLookupZoomify() helper function, such as when multiple products or variants on being displayed on one page. The SkinID can be referenced within the Zoomify XmlPackages for skin variances, just like with other XmlPackages.

Q: If I use the multi-image manager and have clickable "1 2 3" buttons, will they work if Zoomify is enabled?
A: This Gallery functionality is controlled by the Zoomify.Gallery.Medium AppConfig. When this is true, the Gallery will use the Zoomify Viewer when a Zoomify data folder is available for the images.