Holy crap your sites are amazing! I build a prerelease sealed deck generator and I could have REALLY used your sites as a resource earlier...
Normally my site scrapes off the Wizard's prerelease page containing all of the set images, but with their new site they trickle the cards out like their old site but it's all one page, and after a week or so with everything spoiled they get rid of the spoiler image set and just direct you to Gatherer. Which is fine I guess except Gatherer only has small card images for M15!
The spoiler images are 265x370, whereas the largest image I can get out of Gatherer seems to be 223x310. I went through the images on your mtgimage.com site and see the same thing. Your M15 release only has 223x310 images.
Have you figured out a way to get larger images out of Gatherer? I've been hacking at the url to no avail:
I've been trying to append a "&size=large" querystring var or something but I can't get it to do anything except show me the card back. I thought you may have more experience with this. I assume your site sources some of it's info from Wizards?
I actually have all of the images, but I keep changing my parser and each time it re-builds it's entire list. And I like pointing to the images on Wizard's servers for a) bandwidth;), b) stability, and c) it's the "source".
So I'm trying to find a way to change my parser to be able to point to Gatherer and still get the 265x370 Wizard's images.
I know it's a bit specific, but it feels like there has to be SOME way to get the images off Wizards once they take down the prerelease spoiler gallery.
According to the site he uses CCGHQ for the high quality images, much better than the spoiler galleries, but those images are from cards are individually scanned by the community. Only the most recent sets use the Gatherer images.
In my own builder I update them daily as they're released (i.e. once per day during the release period). I use the images from the Wizards's prerelease spoiler if available, if not I fall back on a Gathering Magic spoiler image if available, if not I use a generated card image.
You're welcome to grab my data. It's all in a json file and you can easily tell my source from the image url. e.g.:
This will be quite useful! Thanks! The basic lands will still be smaller gatherer sized images since they don't "spoil" those and thus don't have the slightly larger spoiler sized images, but alas, what can you do
Thanks again. I'll be working on getting the spoiler images added for the sets needed.