How to zoom images
Improve the way viewers see your product images by using a module to zoom into them.
Zooms work by using a small and large version of an image. You must have large images of your products in order for the zoom to work - you cannot enlarge a photo that is already small in size. Recommended dimensions are 800px to 1000px in width.
First, choose a module that gives the effect you are seeking. There are many modules available including zoom, magnify enlarge, pan and zoom.
A zoom tool reveals a higher resolution version of an image to the side of the main image.
A magnify tool shows a magnifying glass on top of the main image.
An enlarge tool (often called a lightbox) will enlarge the image to fill up a greater amount of the screen.
- Magic Thumb - enlarge pictures on click or on hover. Supports multiple product images.
Pan and zoom lets you drag the image around and zoom deep into it, through many levels of zoom. Google Maps uses pan and zoom functionality.
- Magic Touch - pan and zoom into very large images (best with images of 1000px width and higher - the bigger the better).
Once you have chosen a module for your Magento store, download a demo of the module and install it on your store to see if you like the effects. Modules can normally be customized to make the zoom larger/smaller, smoother, change position etc.