Lisa here from the Shopify Social Care Team.
There are a few ways you can go about adding the images to your products.
1. You can click into each product from your Shopify admin and drag and drop the images from a folder on your computer.
2. Upload via a CSV using the image link from your files section.
3. Use an app to help assist the image/product assignment.
Here's some information on how to add an image via your product listing, along with some best practices for file sizes, and how to assign images to each variant.
Another way to add your product images to the product listings is by inputting the image links into a CSV. Once you familiarize yourself with the CSV, this way can save you more time in the long run than individually uploading each image to the product listing. This help doc has a full explanation of how to upload one or more images into your CSV, scroll down to the bottom of the page for screenshots on how to add your images. If your product listings have already been added to your store, go to All Products > Export, and this will give you a template to work from. You can then re-upload your products with the image links attached, ensuring you press 'overwrite' so you do not have duplicate product listings. Essentially, this method will have you copying and pasting the image URL that was generated when you uploaded the file, to your product's CSV. Another tip is to make a backup copy of your products CSV before you start adding the image URL's. This will preserve your product listings in case there are any errors when trying to upload.
Copy file URL:
Paste into your CSV file in the Image Src:
This CSV process will allocate each image to the correct product once you re-upload the file to your Shopify admin under All Products > Products.
If you'd like to use an app to help with this process of adding your images to the correct product listing, PXUpload is a great option to check out. The app will allow you to attach the images to the products based on tags, product name of SKU. For example, if the image is saved as the product name, it will assign them together. It also has a new feature of using tags to assign images to the products. You can tag your products using Shopify's bulk editor, or via your CSV.
Hope this helps with the process of adding your images to your products! Please feel free to reply if you have any further questions.
Ideally, if your image files are named after the SKU number, you can "guess the URL from the SKU" using the Excel formula.
Here's the tutorial how to do it (don't look at the other parts, just find the section "Guess the image URL from SKU". That will show you the principle of how you can do it.
The key here is that the Shopify Files section image link beginning is always the same for your store - so you just need to change the file name for each link.
Uploading images into file manager and update the image URL in CSV file is really time consuming part of the shopify product import.
We have our own internal tools to rename and optimize product images for our clients : https://www.intellectoutsource.com/shopify-data-entry.html
Most of the brands has more than 1000 products. Each brands products images upload using File manager and collect image URL to update in CSV, please think how uncomfirable is this
Do we have any feature to overcome the image uploading issue?
Hi, Intellect Outsource!
If you ask us (the Excelify), then yes - we provide the Image Server for uploading images in bulk using the desktop app like CrossFTP. Those uploaded images immediately become available as public links to be imported into Shopify with Products or Collections.
Here is that tutorial that shows how to use our image server: https://excelify.io/2018/02/24/bulk-import-images-shopify-from-computer/
Here is the tutorial we made for "guessing the image URL from other fields like SKU":
It's about using two alternative methods - Shopify Files upload, or our image server. But the principle described is quite the same.
If you decide to import images with the Excelify.io app (https://apps.shopify.com/excel-export-import), you can do it by even importing just the images - import table with just two columns:
Or even those two columns:
this will find all the products where the variant SKU is present and put those images there.
Or you can add an image to each variant instantly, by importing columns:
Even more - if you have several images for one product, you can put them in "Image Src" column separated by ; (semicolon).
And we can help you do that, just contact our Support.
Shall we upload images directly into server and upload the sheet just updated the image name instead of updating URL of the image path and upload import csv file as we are processing other worldwide shopping carts.
For this feature, do shopify have any apps or related feature?
Awaiting your reply
You need to use the full link of the image. But since you have your fixed URL prefix, it's very easy to concatenate the image link prefix with the file name.
Please, chat with us here online and let's resolve this for you: https://excelify.io/contact-us/