How Do I Import Images in Magento

Stuck on importing your images for a large catalog of products for magento, here are a few tips that after two days of fighting with magento I’ve found.

1) Make sure you’ve uploaded your images to the /media/import folder.
2) In you import .csv file make sure you’ve specified your images as /thisimage.jpg nothing else no folders just the forward slash.
3) Make sure you pay attention to the case of the file extensions and images thisimage.jpg != thisimage.JPG || THISIMAGE.jpg
4) If you have succesfully imported a product with it’s images, make sure to delete the images from your csv file for the next import or you will end up with duplicate images for the product.
5) If at first you don’t succeed it’s magento, stop, walk away, grab a cigarette and come back to it, don’t pull out your hair it’s magento.

6) If all this fails, post a comment or question on

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9 comments on “How Do I Import Images in Magento

  1. Joseph A on said:

    Thanks man. I wish I read this earlier. Do you know how to remove the duplicated images?

  2. sandusky on said:

    First to avoid making duplicates, once you’ve imported the spreadsheet with the image links the first time, remove the image links from the spreadsheet in future imports.

    Secondly, the only way I know of removing the second image at this time is to go in the the backend and manually remove them.

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  5. sandusky on said:

    Once they were imported did you reload a copy of the images to the /media folder. Once it’s run the import it moves the images out of that folder and renames them. So if you are starting the process over again, you need to re-upload as well.

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