Image formats (/format/:format/)
GemPages supports the following image formats:
- JPEG or JPG
GemPages serves images in WebP format on supported browsers.
The JPEG standard works by combining color variation and discarding what the human eye cannot see, a process known as “lossy” compression.
In this way, it can help to keep page loading times fast without a noticeable loss in image quality.
JPEG images are ideal for photography and other still images with complex colors.
All browsers support JPEG.
Use the JPEG format for the following kinds of images:
- banners or slideshows/carousels
- pages and blog posts.
PNG is a lossless file format which is ideal for graphics and icons with flat colors and without gradients.
The PNG format is also able to support transparency & is compatible with all browsers.
Use the PNG format for the following kinds of images:
- borders and trims.
Image uploads to GemPages editor have restrictions in terms of file size. Each Image uploaded to GemPages editor can't exceed 3MB. (megabytes). If your image file is larger than 3MB, you may consider to upload it to Shopify Admin by following the steps below:
- Step 1: From Shopify Admin, select Settings, and then access Files
- Step 2: Upload your image
- Step 3: Get the URL link
- Step 4: In the editor page, insert the link in the Image Src box of the Settings tab.
|normal||The default setting. This level will suit most cases|
|better||≈125% file size compared to
|best||≈170% file size. This level will be helpful when you want to upload a high-resolution image without paying much attention to the file size|
|lighter||≈80% file size. This level will be useful when applied to relatively large images to save traffic without significant losses in quality.|
|lightest||≈50% file size. This level will be useful for retina resolutions when you don’t have to worry about the quality of each pixel|
|smart||automatically adjusts image compression and format settings to preserve visual quality while minimizing the file size.|
You can check the other properties of images from this page.