Checking To Make Sure I Understand What Is Being Told To Me Here
This seems fairly straightforward so if it's a stupid question -- so be it. This is telling me that the original image file from which this JPG is taken is 6600 X2400. Correct? The question is also, does the fact that the jpg is larger affect the resolution. These are all super super super large files. Just making sure I understand what the end product is going to look like!
AND if I have to change the padding am I better to just upload a file that sized better for the format? Or does it matter. See image below!
You have not uploaded this image. So we can not tell You the pixel size. But when this page tells You, why don't You believe it? What do You mean with the different expressions 'image file' and 'this jpg'? Do You have two different files? Which is super large (6600 x 2400 is not very small but also not that super large) ?
1) Padding is space that you reduce or expand to fill an area
2) I have much much larger image files than the one I uploaded
3) It's not that I don't trust it- I just want to make sure I understand and all the answers I got here gave me the "more" information that I needed.
don't add padding. there should be no space around an item. my images are like 6700x4500 or so. so the image above isn't that big to me. i would need to see an uploaded version of what that is. because i don't recognize that screen your on.
Yeah, that "padding" only shows up for PNG files? Are you sure you didn't accidentally save/upload that as a PNG? Either way you can just slide the "padding" slider to zero instead of having to upload an exact size image.
Here is the answer to the question I was asking which I didn't ask very clearly because I wasn't sure what I was asking. I was really asking, why does the padding show up and is it a problem. But I didn't say that...
Any here is the answer: Padding shows up when the image file uploaded is not large enough for all the sizes available. In my case, the image file I uploaded as 6400 on it longest side when (for wall art) it needs to be around 9000 (A little less actually) on it's shortest side to be big enough for all the sizes of wall art.
Padding fills in the space from 6400 to 9000 for images that need a larger image file so normally you don't want that unless you don't want to have the larger sizes.
So now I realize, when I get this, all I have to do is resize the image file to 9000 on the longest size and then upload that file. Also, I figured out that when an image doesn't "automatically" look great in the product, I can check out the template and resize the image for the template and see if that makes a difference.
This is not a very "scientific" answer to my question but it worked for me to be able to upload images that worked well in all my products
Here is the note on the website about the Canvas Art (which was the product in question) "our image is 9000 pixels x 12750 pixels. This allows you to sell prints at the sizes, below. Please specify a price for each size. We add our cost of materials (e.g. canvas, frames, mats, etc.) to your prices in order to arrive at the final prices paid by the buyers. If you