How do I add multiple images to a product?
by: Ajeh - Linda McGrath
A product owns 1 filename ...
You load via the categories.php an image file called:
a_bugs_life.gif and put it in the /images/dvd directory via the drop down
Now you FTP additional images to /images/dvd
I use the numbers so these load in order, as the additional images are loaded alpha/numeric
For the large image I FTP:
For the medium image (used on product_info) I FTP
Now you do not need to use subdirectories.
All images can be loaded to
You can also change the suffix for Large and Medium from _LRG and _MED to something else or to nothing at all.
I use the suffixes so when looking at 2000 images I can tell what size I am really looking at just from the name.
In a future release, this will be more automated with options for auto-generating the thumb and medium based on dpi, height, width and compression ratio
For now, it uses the same directories that the auto-generated would use, but you do the FTP for the different sizes and additional images.
Note: the base image name is the original image name loaded for the product.
The suffix of _MED and _LRG is optionally defined but very handy for distinguising image names from a visual stand point.
The medium images are kept in the /images/medium directory and the large in the /images/large directory
Additional images can be the base name of the original image plus anything after that example:
Original Image: fred.jpg
All of these are considered additional images because they contain the base image name:
The advantage of the numbering on the additional images like: _01 _02 _03 is that they will sort in this order when displayed.
These images are places in the same directory as the main image such as /images or /images/dvd
The large image match would then go in /images/large or /images/large/dvd with the Admin defined suffix added to it of _LRG