Adding More Images To Products

Importing Additional Images to Products with Images

Overview

If you would like to add additional gallery images onto products with existing imagrs, follow the below instructions:

Create Your CSV File

This CSV only needs to contain the columns and new image files you will be adding to your products.

Adding a new Image as the Main Image
Placing the image path or URL in the "image" column will set it as the Main Image upon Import. The only required columns for this import are "sku" and "image"
Adding a new Image to the Gallery
Simply place image paths or URLs into the "_media_image" column. 1 row per new image. The only columns required for this import are "sku" and "_media_image"

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Note: You can not re-sort the gallery with this import

New Images can be added with a custom sort position, but if you need to re-sort your image gallery, you will need to follow instructions for Replacing Product Images

Columns

Header

Description

Required

sku

SKU of the product you are adding images to

Yes

image

Main Image URL or Path (depending on Image Location - see Image Locations section of this tutorial)

Yes

_media_image

All Images (1 per row - see below for CSV structure) *should include main image too.

No

_media_label

Alt tag for each listed Image

No

_media_position

Sort position of the Images.

No

CSV Structure

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Note that multiple gallery images are handled with new rows.
Note that the Main Image is repeated in the image and media_image columns and the Main Image's Alt Tag is put in the media_label col

Notes on above:

  • Image - Full URL Path used because this image is stored externally and will be downloaded during the CSV import.
  • *Media_image - Relative path used because image was uploaded onto Zoey server in Import & Export > Product Images (see below)

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Sample File

Download A Sample File

Import The CSV File

Once your CSV has been Created, proceed to Import & Export > Import Products

  • Entity Type = Products
  • Import Type = Append Complex Data
  • Upload your CSV file
  • Click "Check Data" button in top right of screen
  • If everything looks good, you will have a green bar with a button to import

If you encounter errors during the check data step, please read our KB article on Import Errors

Refresh Your Store

Often after running imports you may need to Flush Cache and Re-Index (from the "Refresh" menu in the blue sidebar) to see your changes live. to see your changes live.