Tips from the team: Translating images and other media

Tips from the team: Translating images and other media

richbrown_staff
Shopify Staff
651 95 160

Translate & Adapt can be used to translate media: images and videos, in the theme. Metafield media can also be translated. Product galleries are not yet natively translatable.

 

This enables you to have different media when the language is changed. You can also enable a different market to show different media, by customising the media for each language used in a market. For example, if you want the United Kingdom to show different media to the United States - that's possible too, by customising each language used in a market.

 

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.

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tina238
Shopify Partner
2 0 4

Hi @richbrown_staff thanks for this valuable presentation. 

I was just trying to find out  how media translations work for product images in adapt & translate. 

I couldn't find it in the product page section nor in the app settings yet.

Can you please explain how it works?

Thanks a lot!

richbrown_staff
Shopify Staff
651 95 160

Hi @tina238 , thanks for this. Media translation currently only works for images in the theme, or via metafields, but not product gallery images. We're always keen to understand use cases - what were you aiming to translate? Feel free to DM if you prefer. Rich

To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Community Blog.

Hanhsi
Shopify Partner
1 0 5

Hello, another vote to have the Media translation working on product gallery images as well. We have some description text within the product gallery images and it'd be awesome if those can be translated.

Gil-Momo
Excursionist
26 0 4

@Hanhsi Did you manage to solve this?

Manuel83
Visitor
1 0 0

Same here, we are also looking to have this option soon. Really hope Shopify works on that. 
For multilingual sites, it's essential to have translation access that is not limited to just specific images. For example, in our product gallery we want to add images with text on it (e.g. arrows showing benefits, comparison, before/after). And since our store serves several languages, it's essential to be able to have multilingual feature also on product gallery images.

Gil-Momo
Excursionist
26 0 4

Hi, we are facing the same issue as @tina238, we need to translate images from the product gallery. Is there a workaround to this? 

tina238
Shopify Partner
2 0 4

Hi, there’s no workaround with the shopify app. If you have code knowledge you can try to develop a code with alt-text and hide or show specific images for specific languages. We used we-glot (without the “-“) in the end cause they have this feature. 

gofortiss
Shopify Partner
2 0 0

I will make this app, are you interested ?

Mizá
New Member
4 0 0

Amazing! thank you so much @richbrown_staff 🫶 We have been struggling with this topic for ages, dealt with apps that didn't work and it was so simple after all! 

Gemz1
Shopify Partner
19 1 8

@Shopify we also need to have different product gallery images as other say we use sashes and roundels etc and these are different according to the country they display in.

gofortiss
Shopify Partner
2 0 0

You are looking for an app to change the product image according the country ?