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Napa Valley, CA
1st, export your spreadsheet from admin>system>import/export>profiles Export all products, and “run profile”. The file ends up in magento>var>export. search the forum to find out how to do this in detail.
open your csv file and you’ll see 3 of the columns relate to images.
have 2 images ready, 1 at 530 x 478 (or half that if your images are too small), and 1 at 135 x 135 for both the small image and thumbnail. I put the letter ‘s’ in front of the small images and that keeps things pretty sane for me.
//*take a moment to think about properly naming your image files to work best with Magento. If you are using skus, I recommend seeing how * magento puts your image file in a folder that depends on the first few letters of the filename.
*say you have a product Red Rocks 82893 with 2 images ready.
*if you name your files redrocks82893.jpg + redrocks82893s.jpg, redrocks61194.jpg, redrocks61095.jpg, they will all be in a folder and saved as: r/e/redrocks82893.jpg. Magento takes the 1st 2 characters of the file name and puts them in the respective folder, this is case sensitive.
*therefore, if you have a similar part of a SKU for all products in a given group, it is best to have that at the beginning of your file so that all *images of its kind are put in the same folder for future reference. if you titled your files with the variable part of the sku first, 82893redrocks, there would be no method to the madness.
-Upload your images to magento>media>import
-Run a profile similar to export all products that is called import all products (you need to upload the file 1st then run the profile based on that file).
This should present a whole new set of questions but should get you going. Try digging through the forums (how to and design, css are going to relate the most to you right now).
If you are really having technical issues w/ uploading your jpegs, you may want to check your installation and make sure you have all of that straightened out first.