This problem popped up all of a sudden after no changes have been made to my client’s server or installation. They are running version 1.1.6. Upon going to the “Images” menu of any product, this text, “Image type and information need to be specified for each store view.” is shown at the top of the page, and won’t allow me to upload any new images. I’ve found other posts about this with suggestions to modify the php.ini file, verify permissions, etc. but nothing seems to be doing the trick. Can anyone offer any help?
Have you tried different PCs, browsers, versions of Flash?
When you say you cannot upload images, what actually happens? i.e. does it act as if your images are uploaded, but actually they are not?
I saw these symptoms during a recent upgrade. I could browse to the files and they would appear to upload just fine, the thumb nails appeared when I rolled over them, but once I clicked save they were not kept. When I returned to the Product Image page the titles that I had entered for the images were still there, but not the actual images.
The problem was due to the permissions settings on the media folder; media and all sub folders need to be set at 777.
NB the Cache Management, Images Cache clear also does not work until media permissions are set to 777.
Same problem here. I have existing images on the site. When I delete them, they don’t fully disappear, even when adding another one. I can successfully add new images without problem, other than these old image ghosts are hanging about.
I’m noticing in the database table catalog_product_entity_varchar that there are currently two entries for all my product images. The two will be identical except for the store_id - one will be id 0, and the other 1. When I delete an existing image through the admin it only deletes the image for store_id=0, leaving the entry for store_id=1 in the table, but not showing in admin. The front end pulls this image up apparently and dipslays it. I think I could fix it by deleting all the images from store_id 1 from this table, but I am afraid to do so since the store IDs are 0=admin, and 1=my store.
What the hell is going on here??
UPDATE: I deleted all the store_id=1 entries from catalog_product_entity_varchar, and the world has not ended. The trouble seems to be fixed, where I can now delete and add new images, but the message “Image type and information need to be specified for each store view. “ still appears on every image page. Maybe my db is corrupt? Maybe something is not slinging the right store_ids around in the later versions of magento here? Confused.
I finally tracked this issue down to this version of Magento being incompatible with the latest version of Adobe Flash. Apparently Magento uses Flash for the image upload feature. There are several workarounds that you can find on these boards. The most obvious solution was to upgrade Magento to the latest version, however, that wasn’t really an option for me as an upgrade would have overwrote way too many custom changes to the code. I decided to just have the client downgrade their version of Flash and all is well.
It uses Flex for the uploads. And of course the old magento version I was using only worked with flash 9 (because of the security changes in flash 10).
So I updated magento. And although I had flash 10 installed, it still didn’t work. That’s when I posted the former message.
I actually didn’t check which version of Flash 10 was installed, I suspect it was one of the earlier versions from 2008. I then downloaded the latest version from the Flash site which fixed it.
So apparently, the latest version of flash 10 is required as well. Earlier flash 10 versions don’t seem to work.