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    Arrow Re: Enhanced Dynamic MoPics and Images stored in directories

    Your thumbnail should be in images/thumbs/GGW-H20L_LG.gif - check in File Manager.
    If physically there, are you using any protection on the server to prevent images being shown?

    The fact that I see the "Other images for this product" box, suggests that my Mopics mod isn't implemented. (If I recall correctly).

    You seem to have grasped the fundamentals, though I don't know how I could make my instructions any clearer, if you've read the http://www.oscmax.com/blog/ridexbuilder/enhanced_dynamic_mopics_stepbystep_tutorial
    There's no reason to get involved with 'the guts' on the coding if the above is followed - though you are, of course, free to do so.
    Which patch are you using - the 'J' one or oscmax_V2.0.2EMwS-RC2.zip ?
    What settings do you have for Dynamic MoPics in the Admin. Console?

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    Default Re: Enhanced Dynamic MoPics and Images stored in directories

    Thank you for your response...

    Your thumbnail should be in images/thumbs/GGW-H20L_LG.gif - check in File Manager.
    If physically there, are you using any protection on the server to prevent images being shown?
    OK, we may be on to something.... how would this get into the thumbs directory? I uploaded this using the normal new product form.


    The fact that I see the "Other images for this product" box, suggests that my Mopics mod isn't implemented. (If I reacll correctly).
    DAWG. I will do the mod, but I'm afraid I don't know what the mod is. I went over to HTTP Error 403 and see
    OscMax 2.0.2j Dynamic MoPics Patch (J Edition)is this the mod you are talking about?



    You seem to have grasped the fundamentals, though I don't know how I could make my instructions any clearer, if you've read the http://www.oscmax.com/blog/ridexbuilder/enhanced_dynamic_mopics_stepbystep_tutorial
    I appreciate the effort you made in the tutorial... somehow I have missed some of the fundamentals of how to use this.


    There's no reason to get involved with 'the guts' on the coding if the above is followed - though you are, of course, free to do so.
    No, I just want this to work!!!

    Which patch are you using - the 'J' one or oscmax_V2.0.2EMwS-RC2.zip ?
    This is how it was when I installed osCMax_v2.0.3

    What settings do you have for Dynamic MoPics in the Admin. Console?
    Big Image Types jpg,gif,jpeg,tiff,png,bmp Info
    Thumbnail Image Types jpg,gif,jpeg,tiff,png,bmp Info
    Big Images Directory images_big/
    Thumbnail Images Directory thumbs/ Info
    Main Thumbnail In "Thumbnail Images Directory" false Info
    Extra Image Pattern imagebase_{1}


    I don't think I've changed anything here.

    Thanks for your helpful advice.

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    Default Re: Enhanced Dynamic MoPics and Images stored in directories

    OK, I found this on the main page that looked promising:

    Driven by consumer demand... and desire to make using MoPics easier/more versatile.
    If only one image is required for a product, then this can be input via the Admin console as normal - called a thumbnail. Optionally, a larger (expanded/full-size) image can also be uploaded at this stage.

    So I said, "wow, just what I need."


    I downloaded this thing and in the EMwS-Installation.txt file, it says,

    oscmax_V2.0.2EMwS Enhanced MoPics with Slimbox (ejsolutions reference) RC1
    I wonder what Slimbox is. Maybe I don't have Slimbox and that's why this won't work.

    For oscMax v2.0 to 2.0.2
    Users of v2.0.2 patches A through J, will need to remove previously run SQL statements
    in D-Mopics.sql and compare files from the previous patches to this set.
    I have v2.0.3. I do not know if I have anything from A-J. So I don't know if I need to remove any SQL statements.

    Functionality
    Store fullsize images in images/images_big; store thumbnails (reduced-size) in images/thumbs.
    Do the same for additional images for the same product. eg.
    widget.jpg 40Kb --> /images/images_big/
    widget.jpg 10Kb --> /images/thumbs/
    widget_1.jpg 35Kb --> /images/images_big/
    widget_1.jpg 9Kb --> /images/thumbs/
    widget_2.jpg 37Kb --> /images/images_big/
    widget_2.jpg 9.5Kb --> /images/thumbs/

    So, does the file name of the image have to be the product name? Is this how the system is supposed to associate images with products? What happens if the product name is significantly longer than "widget." Something just doesn't make sense.


    1. Replace all files in the zip with those in your catalog directory.

    So I unzip the file, then download the existing files to overwrite what's in the zip file?

    2. Check in /catalog/templates/fallback/ *** compare with your own template(s) and adjust the appropriate files ***

    ah ha! What's going on with this templates/fallback... and how does that interact with the new product page?

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    Default Re: Enhanced Dynamic MoPics and Images stored in directories

    OK, how about this....

    pretend that you were me (although I know you are much smarter

    I have this product named " LG Electronics GGW-H20L LightScribe 6X Blu-Ray & 3X HD DVD-ROM"

    I have an image of this product called, "GGW-H20L_LG.gif"

    What would I have to do to make this image show up for that product?

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    Default Re: Enhanced Dynamic MoPics and Images stored in directories

    OK. Good news.... I got this thing to work!! I took the risk and installed the oscmax_V2.0.2EMwS-RC1, which did the job. Now the new product page actually has a place to upload the thumbnail and large image.

    See, I'm not as stupid as I thought!!

    Thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: Enhanced Dynamic MoPics and Images stored in directories

    No idea what your issue is... are you of a suitable disposition for this type of work?

    Go through the guide step-by-step. Some knowledge is required - setting up mySQL, using cPanel/h-sphere to access your files etc. [In fact, I need to do a 'fresh' install at some point today, so I will be doing the same thing].

    Did you actually look at my demo site to see Slimbox in operation? [The expanded images methodology].

    Ignore references to any previously applied patches - for the benefit of others who might have been following the thread - this is a new setup, so obviously(?) you won't have the patches.

    Name the pics whatever you like - I'll suggest matching to product model number, as I do for everyone but frequently they don't listen.

    Most important thing... slow down, chill. Work through things and read, read, read



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    Lightbulb Re: Enhanced Dynamic MoPics and Images stored in directories

    Suggestion: reduce the size of your thumbnails to closely match those of your chosen size on the product info page. This will realise the benefit of reduced bandwidth and speedier page rendition. [I have a short tutorial on creating thumbnails on my website - geared specifically for oscMax].

    eg. your 1st test image shows the following (right-click, Properties):
    400px × 302px (scaled to 150px × 113px)

    The 150px is defined in the Admin Console, Images.
    Images Large should be the full size

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    Default Re: Enhanced Dynamic MoPics and Images stored in directories

    Hi ridex!

    I don't know if you missed it, but earlier today I said,

    "OK. Good news.... I got this thing to work!! I took the risk and installed the oscmax_V2.0.2EMwS-RC1, which did the job. Now the new product page actually has a place to upload the thumbnail and large image."

    i.e. I got it working!

    Yes, I do need to chill, and while I may not be suited for this line of work, I've been doing it for an awful long time....

    Thanks for all you do~!

    Dr. Paint

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    Last edited by ridexbuilder; Today at 06:25 AM. Reason: Glad to hear you're getting there, in the intervening time
    [Comment was said 'tongue in cheek', I'm world's worst for 'ratty' days ]

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    Default Re: Enhanced Dynamic MoPics and Images stored in directories

    Recent use of EasyPopulate has shown that prefixing images with 'images_big/' is not required.

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