Image Rescaling and Original Image Size on Amazon 12 Years, 2 Months ago
If we take the book on amazon's web site it has a cover image size of 300 x 300 pixels the same as most (all?) amazon cover images.
However, when I add a title to the book list and BookLibrary fetches the image it is 128 (or 102) x 160 pixels
For the index view this is probably ok apart from slowing page load time as it it downsampled to say 40px × 50px), but for the detailed view the image is upsampled and is very fuzzy and the proportions are wrong (I set the book cover size to 300x300 expecting it to echo the Amazon page image dimensions and proportions so this accounts for the proportions changing but even at 2x (i.e 256 x 320 px) the cover loses much detail in comparison to the amazon orignal. Also some books seem to be of differing pixel width in the BookLibary fetched images but on the amazon site they are always 300 x 300 with additional whitespace.
Looking at the urls of the images I can see a difference in the file extension.
Is there a means of forcing the fetching of the amazon cover images with extension
*._SL500_AA300_.jpg rather than *._SL160_.jpg ?
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