Add a remotely hosted image to a product
  Last Edited - 02/14/2012 11:24am PST
  Category Path - Shopping Cart Software Components > Administration Area > Products > FAQs & Tutorials
assigning remotely hosted images to a product
I have several images hosted on another server that I want to assign to a product in my store. How do I associate the remotely hosted images to the product without uploading them again?

To assign an image that is hosted on another server to a product, follow these steps:
  1. In the product editor, expand the section titled Images. (See sample image below.)

  2. In the left column of the Images section, click the link titled Add images to this product.
  3. This will open a popup window containing image options. (See sample image below.) Make sure your web browser is set to allow popup windows.

  4. In the first option, set the dropdown menu to Enter the image's URL. This will change the "Browse for file" field to the right to a field in which to enter the image's URL. Click the "+" button to add more fields. Adding more fields allows more image URLs to be entered at a time.
  5. Enter the image's URL in text field.
    In the example above, the image's URL is
  6. Optionally, enter a caption for the image, if one is desired.
  7. Select the directory in which thumbnail versions of the image should be saved. The image's URL will be used for the product's large image. The store will create a "medium", "small" and "basket" version of the image for use in various other locations of the storefront.
    For more information, refer to the article explaining how remotely hosted product images are handled.
  8. Specify the sizes of the "medium", "small" and "basket" version of the image that will be created.
  9. Click the "Save Selected Images" button to associate the large image's URL with the product and create the various thumbnail images.
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