How to get product images for own blog
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 4:03:37 AM
Hi all,
I seem to be getting just tiny ones. I even tried to use some free tools but it just looks bad.

What is the best way to grab a product and include the ref.

If I have to doctor up a link that is ok.

I just want large images for my blog to be instead of tiny ones.
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 4:27:36 AM
On mobile, too hard to re-type instructions, check out this thread.
zazzle.com/new/product_photos
It's easy to get several sizes of high-quality image using Firefox. Also, you can go into the design tool and change colors and sample text etc, click Done to preview the product page, and use the above method to get pictures of it in those different options.
I've made a folder on my computer for saving these product images for re-use without having to download again.
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 4:34:57 AM
Col's Creations wrote:
On mobile, too hard to re-type instructions, check out this thread.
zazzle.com/new/product_photos
It's easy to get several sizes of high-quality image using Firefox. Also, you can go into the design tool and change colors and sample text etc, click Done to preview the product page, and use the above method to get pictures of it in those different options.
I've made a folder on my computer for saving these product images for re-use without having to download again.


Click the link icon share button and screenshot the larger image there or screen shot the product page image.

I am going to second the recommendation of Firefox screenshot tool. It’s awesome.
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 4:40:45 AM
Have you tried just using the share buttons? Is that image not big enough? Because that link has your referral code already built in.

The link icon works for me and is easiest. Only problem is the tracking isn’t built in so you have to add that manually.
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 4:56:08 AM
AnnaRosaEnergyArtist wrote:
Hi all,
I seem to be getting just tiny ones. I even tried to use some free tools but it just looks bad.

What is the best way to grab a product and include the ref.

If I have to doctor up a link that is ok.

I just want large images for my blog to be instead of tiny ones.


Check the image url address with right click and change the number behind 'dim=' or the number right before '.jpg' and increase the pixel number. You can enter any number but zazzle will not go beyond 2048px if a fellow zazzler is correct. For blog posts I go rarely beyond 800px but then I haven't looked at a 4k LG monitor yet. 2048 may be the way to go for the growing popularity of that monitor.

You can also use the browsers zoom function (ctrl + mousewheel) in combination with your "print" button, or "windows + print", or "Windows + Shift + S" (capture a predefined part of your screen only) on your computer to submit a screenshot to your cache and then paste it to your image editor, provided you use windows on a PC.

Or you could use a free program like Greenshot, which let's you save the screenshot directly to your computer and comes with a fast image editor to add arrows, frames, text and block out things you don't want in your screenshot, like an overcrowded ugly bookmark bar.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 5:03:08 AM
Also Highton Ridley has made a great addition to nifty for screenshots without clutter and you can drag and drop product on the grid into the order you want them. I used it once to make an ad and it was great. Check his thread in Zazzle tools forum.
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 5:07:45 AM
Screenshots are the simplest way amd very handy just keep in mind that they are a picture of a picture so won't be the quality of getting the image directly.
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 6:00:38 AM
Col's Creations wrote:
Screenshots are the simplest way amd very handy just keep in mind that they are a picture of a picture so won't be the quality of getting the image directly.


see also Quick & dirty ADs

Screenshots capture the digital information send to screen. For blogposts the quality is perfectly fine. It is not like you hold a camera towards your screen.

For me the combo of Greenshot screenshots uploaded to zazzle create is the right combination of creative freedom and convenience to quickly post in between doing other things online.

·△·


Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 11:49:33 AM
Thank you all for the great info.
Been wildly busy but will get back to these great tips.
I had tried creating a "mock up" header with my invite...but I need to retrace my steps because that one did not work.

@Shelli ...I did the share link html thing and it worked ok as far as use in the content area of the post.

I needed a bigger version of the invite to put in a mock up image for my "featured image".

From all my reading in this thread it appears that screenshot is the way to go and to send it to an editor, crop etc. etc. etc.

Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 11:54:26 AM
AnnaRosaEnergyArtist wrote:
Thank you all for the great info.
Been wildly busy but will get back to these great tips.
I had tried creating a "mock up" header with my invite...but I need to retrace my steps because that one did not work.

@Shelli ...I did the share link html thing and it worked ok as far as use in the content area of the post.

I needed a bigger version of the invite to put in a mock up image for my "featured image".

From all my reading in this thread it appears that screenshot is the way to go and to send it to an editor, crop etc. etc. etc.



The beauty of firefox screenshot tool is you can crop ahead of time, I love that! I don't know how I ever lived without it before... Idea
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 11:57:39 AM
ps, if you decide to try FF SS tool you find it under the three dots to the right of the address bar. Click on them and "take a screenshot" is one of the menu options.

then you click on the screen where you want to capture and it gives you the option to crop to the area you want or grab the whole page. then you can copy or download right there. it is so handy!
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 12:35:05 PM
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:
ps, if you decide to try FF SS tool you find it under the three dots to the right of the address bar. Click on them and "take a screenshot" is one of the menu options.

then you click on the screen where you want to capture and it gives you the option to crop to the area you want or grab the whole page. then you can copy or download right there. it is so handy!


OMG...that will certainly save some time. Thank you to all with the same recommendation !
Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 3:07:21 PM
vivendulies wrote:
AnnaRosaEnergyArtist wrote:
Hi all,
I seem to be getting just tiny ones. I even tried to use some free tools but it just looks bad.

What is the best way to grab a product and include the ref.

If I have to doctor up a link that is ok.

I just want large images for my blog to be instead of tiny ones.


Check the image url address with right click and change the number behind 'dim=' or the number right before '.jpg' and increase the pixel number. You can enter any number but zazzle will not go beyond 2048px if a fellow zazzler is correct. For blog posts I go rarely beyond 800px but then I haven't looked at a 4k LG monitor yet. 2048 may be the way to go for the growing popularity of that monitor.

You can also use the browsers zoom function (ctrl + mousewheel) in combination with your "print" button, or "windows + print", or "Windows + Shift + S" (capture a predefined part of your screen only) on your computer to submit a screenshot to your cache and then paste it to your image editor, provided you use windows on a PC.

Or you could use a free program like Greenshot, which let's you save the screenshot directly to your computer and comes with a fast image editor to add arrows, frames, text and block out things you don't want in your screenshot, like an overcrowded ugly bookmark bar.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Trying this out now.
Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 3:11:29 PM
vivendulies wrote:
AnnaRosaEnergyArtist wrote:
Hi all,
I seem to be getting just tiny ones. I even tried to use some free tools but it just looks bad.

What is the best way to grab a product and include the ref.

If I have to doctor up a link that is ok.

I just want large images for my blog to be instead of tiny ones.


Check the image url address with right click and change the number behind 'dim=' or the number right before '.jpg' and increase the pixel number. You can enter any number but zazzle will not go beyond 2048px if a fellow zazzler is correct. For blog posts I go rarely beyond 800px but then I haven't looked at a 4k LG monitor yet. 2048 may be the way to go for the growing popularity of that monitor.

You can also use the browsers zoom function (ctrl + mousewheel) in combination with your "print" button, or "windows + print", or "Windows + Shift + S" (capture a predefined part of your screen only) on your computer to submit a screenshot to your cache and then paste it to your image editor, provided you use windows on a PC.

Or you could use a free program like Greenshot, which let's you save the screenshot directly to your computer and comes with a fast image editor to add arrows, frames, text and block out things you don't want in your screenshot, like an overcrowded ugly bookmark bar.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯


I am good now. Found your other posts and lots of great advise. Thank you once again.
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