6. Vantage Theme: Understanding Image Sizes and Ratios
The Vantage Theme will adapt to a diverse range of image sizes, each store may vary but as a guide, the following image sizes will render good results for most users. In this article, we will go through the different images throughout the theme with suggested sizes/ratios.
Our themes let you create a slideshow of images on your homepage. You can set the rotation frequency, and provide text over the slideshow image that links to a page in your store. Slideshow images should always be landscape orientation (wider than they are tall). The height of the slideshow on your site is completely dictated by the height of the tallest image you use.
To avoid the extra white space below an image you must make all your slideshow images the same ratio (or size).
If you set your Slideshow to enable full-width, then use images that are 1920px wide. If the Slideshow is not set to full-width than use images that are 1200px wide. We suggest the following resolutions…
Full-width - 1920px x 900px
Not Full-width - 1200px x 800px
There are no fixed heights for images, the width is the important factor in order to ensure high quality. You can use any height images that you would like. When using more than 1 image within a row of images, however, it is imperative to make the images the same height to ensure a grid layout is maintained. Here are some suggested sizes…
- 1 image - 1600 x 900px (W x H)
- 2 images - 900px x 600px (W x H)
- 3 images or more - 600px x 400px (W x H)
Blog post featured images
Landscape images will always look better, 900px wide x any height you like here.
To ensure a high quality of product images across the site and to ensure that the zoom function on your product pages can display at a satisfactory level we suggest using the following sizes for product images…
- 650px x 1000px (for horizontal images)
- 1000px x 650px (for vertical images)
- 1000px x 1000px (for square images)
The featured in images used within our theme demo is 900px x 300px. You can experiment with smaller sizes as long as they are the same size you should find this works as intended.
We strongly recommend using similar image sizes with images of the same category as this will help them appear uniform across all pages and devices. If you need help cropping your images check out our tutorial here.