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better product image gallery
 
kmHelms
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Although there are lots of extensions available to replace the default gallery, I don’t quite understand why this was chosen as the default behavior. To me, standard behavior would be an image swap on a roll over (on the product page, not this open a new window nonsense), then a click on the main image would open full size in a lightbox like way. Even Magento connect uses this style of gallery, yet it’s not standard for customers.

 
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Image option extension of Magestore could be a suggestion: http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/thumbnail-image-for-product-custom-option.html. This extension permits you to add images next to custom option values, such as names of products. Customers will certainly find it more convenient and interesting when browsing your website.
You could take a look at the product page of this extension for more details: http://www.magestore.com/magento-image-option-extension.html

 
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Hello, I guess Color Swatches Pro is also worth seeing. It helps to present configurable products in a really nice way. The module features include:

- Use images for attributes selection
- Let customers buy configurables from category pages
- No need to specify price difference for associated products
- Reload product images, name and description with AJAX
- View image details with elegant zoom and lightbox effects

You can find more at http://amasty.com/color-swatches-pro.html

 
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Many themes and shopping carts are now including quick view feature by default to provide better user experience, here is an example,

FME Quick View Magento Module

 
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