If true, indicates that the item listing includes the stock photo. To use an eBay stock photo in an item listing, set IncludeStockPhotoURL to true. If a stock photo is available, it is used at the top of the View Item page and in the Item Specifics section of the listing. If you also include Item.PictureDetails.PictureURL, the stock photo only appears in the Item Specifics section of the listing. Other pictures you specify by using Item.PictureDetails.PictureURL appear in a separate section of the listing. In GetItem, the URL of the stock photo will be returned in StockPhotoURL. If you set IncludeStockPhotoURL to false, the stock photo does not appear in the listing at all.
Note: The following sites offer free Gallery: US (site ID 0), the Parts & Accessories Category on US Motors (site ID 100), CA (site ID 2), CAFR (site ID 210), ES (site ID 186), FR (site ID 71), IT (site ID 101),and NL (site ID 146).
On these sites, eBay selects a Gallery thumbnail from image URLs included in the request (i.e., either GalleryURL or the first PictureURL), using selection rules that consider which of these URLs has been specified and whether an eBay stock photo exists for the item. Also, eBay selects an image regardless of whether you have specified either GalleryType or GalleryURL. A Gallery fee will only apply if you have set GalleryType to Plus or Featured (as basic Gallery is free).
Along with these changes, IncludeStockPhotoURL will be used in the request. In some cases, if IncludeStockPhotoURL is set to false, no image will be generated for the Gallery. A common example of this occurrence is when only GalleryURL has been set in the request (i.e., no PictureURL elements are defined). In this case, eBay will not use a stock photo, even if it is available.
Not applicable to Half.com.
See the Field Index
to learn which calls use IncludeStockPhotoURL.