Is one method better than the other if you have a lot of images? I don't want to make my site slow to load, but of course I want to have tons of images available
If your theme template is done properly, the number of images shouldn't make any difference because they are "lazy loaded" which means they are only loaded when they appear. You don't have to be concerned with that on most templates.
If you want to use static image urls, then you need to insert the photos into the description field. You can't generally host images off site for product images, because that would slow down your shopify store.
I've loaded products (thousands) using CSV file through Matrixify but all without images. I have images in a separate folder. I've uploaded the images through admin settings in files named via the SKU numbers. Now I am wondering, is there a way to bulk upload images to the matching product? Or will I have to continue to do 1 by 1? Or copy and paste the link 1 by 1? Both are lengthy
We built a public app that does exactly what you guys are looking to do:
We were manually uploading photos to merchants stores and building hacky excel macros and decided to just build something. In order to use it you’d have to upload the images to Dropbox but then the app could match everything by SKU. Once you did this bulk import you could continue to use Matrixify and our app and you’ll never have to upload images one by one.
Happy to answer any questions.
Renars here from Matrixify.
If your image's names are SKUs and already are uploaded to Shopify Files, then you sure can construct a file in Excel with formulas that would import your Images to Products.
All images in Files would have the same URL apart from the actual image name.
Here we do have a great tutorial explaining how you could set up such an import file - https://matrixify.app/tutorials/bulk-import-images-shopify-from-computer/#HowtogetURLsforuploadedfil...
The tutorial explains a general idea on how to do that which should be simple enough if image names are SKUs.
If you need further assistance with it, please reach out to us directly and we will help you with that!
File upload via CSV is a nice feature, but how can we delete these files? They do not show under Files.
When changing products images, not deleting these files could result in storing a lot of useless files (100,000-200,000 initial image files after some time could easily become millions).
Doesn't this big number of images slow down the store?
Is there any native way to delete these csv-imported images?
@OluendEN Sorry about the late reply.
Product images indeed do not show up in Shopify Files. They are removed from Shopify CDN as the image is removed from the product or the product is deleted.
So you do not need to make any other actions to specifically delete images from the server.