External Image Import

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Import remote hosted http / url links as images.
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External Image Import

Import external or remotely hosted http / url links as images into Magento.  Just enable this extension, make a few changes to your import file, and voila!, your image links are external urls.

Extension Features:

- Import Urls from HTTP / HTTPS / FTP.
- Uses cUrl for image retrieval for almost best compatibility with hosts.
- cUrl downloads are done in background during page views so your customer doesn't have to wait.
- You only need to import urls, so product import isn't slowed down.

Support :

- Free installation support. We also offer help with extension conflicts.
- Free lifetime upgrades.
M1 Extension Versions

Even faster image processing

2014-07-14 03:09:18
  • Version number: 3.6.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9
7/13/2014 - v 3.6.1
- Image retrieval now processed by fsockopen for faster page load.
- Fixed bug for images not retrieving in Magento admin when using SSL.
- Improved image helper. Images for product with duplicate urls are only retrieved once.

Improved cURL processing times !!

2014-07-08 23:40:04
  • Version number: 3.6.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9
7/07/2014 - v 3.6.0
- Improved page load times. CURL image retrieval is now processed in background.
- Added base image to gallery.
- Improved error handling.
- Fixed System->Config settings in system.xml so our extension doesn't always show first.

Now Compatible Up To

2014-06-13 16:15:49
  • Version number: 3.5.5
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9
6/12/2014 - v3.5.5
- Compatible up to
- Fixed bug for products with very long names.
- Fixed bug for gallery images.
- Fixed bug for 'Only variables should be passed by reference' error in system log.

New Ver 3.5 !

2013-11-13 01:16:05
  • Version number: 3.5.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8
Now with support for category images.

Ver 3.3.1 - Bug Fixes

2013-11-11 00:36:53
  • Version number: 3.3.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8
- Fixed issue with image naming standards.
- Fixed database error when setting "Use External Images" to "No" for product and trying to save.
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It Will work on export/import

Hello, I have some query about this extension,it will work in import products like when i export sheet as csv format and we put images path like abs,jpg,so i want to know when i added this extension and export sheet as csv format so what should i fill on image section will it take external url ?and when i added the externat url and import sheet that time will it work or not? Thank you Izhar
Asked by: sol111

Using multi sites/ site variants

Hi there we cant seem to upload new images i thought it was a cache problem but it turns out external images isnt compatible if you use multi sites in Magento?
Asked by: ultimamedia

.csv External Image

can you please tell me. I don't know this Program can use .csv External Image or not.
Asked by: Hutsanon
  • y_2017, m_2, d_25, h_22CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestions, tq_3
  • loc_en_US, sid_8029, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LOCALE, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_magento
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About the Developer

This extension was developed by and is supported by NELAGeek

External Image Import is rated 1.8 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Company To Deal With These guys were great. The extension worked as advertised, and they really helped out with making sure it worked once installed (even reinstalled for me!)
Date published: 2016-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Service and Installation Excellent Service. Very easy to install and deploy the extension.
Date published: 2013-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great extension! Importing images into Magento is cumbersome. Particularly when you have 1000's of images to link with 100's of product. Having this extension allows for a single folder, for example, of all the images (or organized how you like it vs. how Magento organizes the images#. Great extension #also helpful when importing with a CSV as you can simply create a column for the external URL's).
Date published: 2013-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic support! If you need to import images from external URLs then look no further. This extension works brilliantly. And the good part is the support team. The support given to us by the team was above and beyond what we could have expected. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2013-08-07
Rated out of 5 by from A great product that easily solves something Magento should offer as standard. When I had trouble installing it (due to my PHP settings and nothing to do with the product), the support was excellent and they had it fixed for me in no time. Would highly recommend the product for affiliate sites and the service is second to none.
Date published: 2012-12-13
Rated out of 5 by from A great tool. It wonderfully works. The Support is simply great! Thomas
Date published: 2012-09-30
Rated out of 5 by from I love it. works like a peace of cake. Thanks you have saved me $800.00
Date published: 2012-07-02
Rated out of 5 by from Sadly, although they do provide a sample csv, it does not work even when you just replace your own info where it applies. I have NOT BEEN ABLE TO IMPORT HTTP images and that was the reason why I got this extension. I was so glad to find this extension, yet, I am getting ready to ask for a refund.
Date published: 2012-03-02
Rated out of 5 by from Great extension. The support is fantastic and very fast. Saves me a lot of time and frustration.
Date published: 2011-10-22
Rated out of 5 by from hi everything works except for thumbnails where i just get text
Date published: 2011-09-02
  • y_2017, m_2, d_26, h_24
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_11
  • loc_en_US, sid_8029, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_magento

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