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User Interface

Image Types

Image Types are categories that you create for your images. When you upload images to your store, you can assign those images to the categories that you have created. Using Image Types is optional and you can upload and display images in your store without them. But Image Types are handy for several areas of store management:

To Create Image Types

Let's say that your main business is selling computers, but you also sell some t-shirts. For every computer that you sell you have a picture of the front of the computer and another picture for the side. For the t-shirts that you sell you always have a picture of the front of the t-shirt, and another picture for the back. You could create the following Image Types:

When you upload your images, you assign each image to one of the Image Types that you created: front, side, or back.

There are several places where you can create Image Types:

It doesn't matter which one you use.

  1. Go to Menu> Catalog > Products tab > edit product > Images tab.
  2. In the Image Type tab, click on the Add Image Type(s) button. The Add Image Type dialog box appears.
  3. 2.1. Enter a short code to uniquely identify the Image Type and a longer Description. In our example we'll enter "Front" as both the code and the description. You your categories fairly generic so that you can use them for a wide variety of different products.

    2.2. Click the Add button.

You can now use your Image Types in several ways:

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