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Why is the Main Image Quality Very Poor when i list it via AddItem

Hello

 

We have written a script (php) to add items using the AddItem XML call.  The main image on the listing created through this is very poor - although if I do it manually it is fine.

 

Has anyone got any idea why this is?  This is the picturedetails section of our additem call:

 

        $requestXmlBody .= '<PictureSource>Vendor</PictureSource>';
        $requestXmlBody .= '<PictureURL>http://www.balliihoo.co.uk/images/ebay/newvinclasse_citricacid_250g.jpg....
        $requestXmlBody .= '<PhotoDisplay>PicturePack</PhotoDisplay>';
        $requestXmlBody .= '<GalleryType>Gallery</GalleryType>';
        $requestXmlBody .= '<PhotoDisplay>None</PhotoDisplay>';
        $requestXmlBody .= '</PictureDetails>';

 

Which looks fine if you view it on screen or add it manually through the user interface.

 

When I add it automatically it looks like this  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Home-Brew-Wine-making-VinClasse-Citric-Acid-250g-Tub-/270974901283?pt=Home_Brew&hash=item3f175cdc23

 

However, if you zoom in the spec is fine?

 

I am sure it is something very simple but I dont know what!!

 

Thanks

M

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Hello

 

I have tried uploading it exactly as shown....

 

The problem is no matter how big an image is and no matter how high quality the image is in the first place whenever I upload it to ebay, the quality is very poor - the writing is hard to read etc.

 

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxNTc4/$(KGrHqRHJBYE-hOvikZ4BPtCLzo2fg~~60_12.JPG

 

comes from:

 

http://www.balliihoo.co.uk/images/kit1_cider_deluxe_big.png

 

However, if I was to load this picture using the ebay interface (i.e. not the api) the quality would be absolutely fine. 

 

This is causing me real problems, I have spend hours on this and it just makes no sense to me?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

Matt

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rekha.developersupport@ebay.com answered ·

Hi esands123,

 

It would be best to upload the images to eBay servers first and then use those in your AddItem request.  

 

Take a look at the following KB article for a sample:

https://ebaydts.com/eBayKBDetails?KBid=1503

 

There are several other articles in the knowledge base on uploading pictures and implementations for specific programming languages.

 

 

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Hello

 

I have tried uploading it exactly as shown....

 

The problem is no matter how big an image is and no matter how high quality the image is in the first place whenever I upload it to ebay, the quality is very poor - the writing is hard to read etc.

 

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxNTc4/$(KGrHqRHJBYE-hOvikZ4BPtCLzo2fg~~60_12.JPG

 

comes from:

 

http://www.balliihoo.co.uk/images/kit1_cider_deluxe_big.png

 

However, if I was to load this picture using the ebay interface (i.e. not the api) the quality would be absolutely fine. 

 

This is causing me real problems, I have spend hours on this and it just makes no sense to me?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

Matt

 

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