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This release note covers several updates to the Point of Interest (POI) app, including enhancements that make it easy to identify the transparent parts of an image, and the ability for an image to contain up to 100 hotspots. In addition smaller hotspots are now supported, down to a minimum size of 10x10 pixels. These features are explained in more detail below, together with examples and links to pages containing more information.

The Point of Interest (POI) app allows you to add a focal point and hotspots to images, information which is stored in the image metadata. The focal point allows you to identify a part of an image that you want to focus on, providing the information to crop the image appropriately for different device sizes and keep the area with the focal point in the frame. Hot spots allow you to identify parts of an image to which you can add extra information, such as a product SKU. This allows you to create pages with clickable content, such as a product catalogue page, and provide more information when the user clicks on each hotspot. More information and detailed examples can be found in the Point of Interest user documentation page.

Increased Hotspot Limit

We've increased the number of hotspots that can be added to an image to 100 (point and polygon hotspots combined) from the previous maximum of 10. This allows you to add extra information to many more individual parts of an image, to create more interactive product catalogue pages, for example.

In the image below we have a product catalogue page showing models wearing items including jackets, dresses and sunglasses. We want to allow the user to click each item to get more information. Now that we can add up to 100 hotspots to an image, we can add a hotspot for each item we wish to include. 

As you can see, we have added a combination of types of hotspot to the image. In some cases it makes sense to represent a hotspot as a point, shown with the "+" icon in the POI app, and on other occasions it's preferable to identify an area with a polygon hotspot, shown by the green shaded area. In this example we have added over 30 hotspots and added a product SKU to each.

Because we've increased the hotspot limit, we've also made it easier to re-arrange the hotspots in the list.

For more details about how to consume the image containing the POI metadata see the POI documentation.

Smaller polygon hotspots

In order to provide finer control over hotspot location, we have reduced the minimum size of polygon hotspots to 10x10 pixels. The benefit of this is shown in the example below, where we have added a hotspot to a very precise area, in this case the bracelet on the model's wrist.

 Click here for an example of smaller hotspots…

In this example we want to add a hotspot to the model's bracelet. Click the polygon hotspot button (1) and choose the type of hotspot to add. In this case a circle has been chosen and added to the image at a default size and location (2). We want to make this smaller and move it to the bracelet on the model's wrist (3).

Click and resize the hotspot by dragging its corner to make the bounding box smaller.

The resized hotspot is then dragged to its desired location (4). We have chosen to make it the smallest possible size. The hotspot is then given a value (such as the SKU).

Image transparency

The POI app has been enhanced to make it easier to see the parts of an image that are transparent.

The transparent parts of an image are displayed with a chequerboard background, as shown in the image below.

Related Pages

Point of Interest user documentation





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