Understanding View Types

Use view types to group images according to usage context, for example, by the image's size. You must first define a list of view types in the context of a catalog. When you create a new catalog (via the Business Manager or import), the catalog will automatically contain the following default view types:

viewtype Description
large Large images shown on the storefronts product detail page
medium Small images shown on the storefronts search result page
small Very small images used to hover over to show the related detail image.
swatch Images used to differentiate variation products, for example, on the basis of the variation attribute "color" (Swatches are based on variants.)

You need to know the following about view types:

Related Links

Configuring Variation Attributes for Image Assignment

Uploading an Image to the File Browser Window

Image Management

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