Re: Make Category Image smaller?
The "need be" was to have smaller images (Heh heh). As I understand it, these images are being pulled from thumbnails, not full-size images. The additional download time and size should not be onerous, but depends on admin settings.
This method requires far less work from the webmaster. At the current price of bandwidth, well worth it.
Further, I'd surface the "make category thumb" link for the user, and let them select or change as they please. More fun for them.
Choices. Everything is a trade-off.