Weekly Time Saver: Importing Pictures

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough
weekly time saver

Looking for a way to set up your product records quickly to include a photo of each item? Great! Now it’s even easier to link pictures to your products using the Import Data function.

Looking for a way to set up your product records quickly to include a photo of each item?  Great!  Now it’s even easier to link pictures to your products using the Import Data function. 

When creating your import file (in this case, a product list of all your items and their details) be sure to include a column which cites the location of each of the pictures representing your items.  During the import the system will know where to look for the pictures it needs and will link them to your database all at once.

Not sure where all your pictures are located or don’t have it in one file?  Not a problem, you can still use the “browse” feature within the product record to select each picture individually.

Do you have a time saver you’d like to share?  Send it our way at support@inflowinventory.com.  If your suggestion is chosen your name and a link to your website will be shared.

Siobhan Hitchmough

About Siobhan Hitchmough

Siobhan Hitchmough is a customer advocate, community manager and part-time tutorial wrangler. When she's not seeking out new challenges she leads the community and support team at inFlow Inventory.

Have a question or comment? Let us know below!

  1. Hi,

    I have a large amount of items I want to upload the photos for, so batch upload of the photos would be very useful for me.

    Could you explain more in detail how to use this option? When I go to Import Data on the Windows app and choose the “Product Details” for Data Type, I don’t see a field that is assigned to image location.

    Does there have to be a separate field for that? Or is it enough if there are image paths in a column in the CSV file and InFlow will import it respectively for each item code?

    I would appreciate an answer to that question.

    Cheers,
    Kasia

    1. Hi Kasia, this is an old blog post when inFlow On-Premise (then inFlow Inventory) was our only app.
      It did support a batch image upload because it was just a locally stored database, and we do have instructions on how to batch upload images here for On-Premise here: https://onpremise.inflowinventory.com/support/article/54986804/how-do-i-add-pictures-to-my-products/

      If you’re an inFlow Cloud user, I’m afraid that Cloud does not currently support a batch image upload. But you can upload pictures from the web and Windows apps, or even take new pictures if you’re using the mobile app.

      I hope that helps to answer your question, even if it isn’t quite the answer you were hoping for. I’ll add feedback for a batch upload feature for Cloud on your behalf.

  2. I would like to import my product details along with Pictures that i have put in inflow inventory.. But i did not stored all pics at any file.

    How can i store the same ? Does Inflow save the image with them ? So that i can import the same. Looking forward to prompt reply in this regards.