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How to Add Images to Existing Variants on Shopify

Last updated: February 01, 2024
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If your product variants have already been set up and you just need to add variant images for these existing variants, you can skip to the adding variant images section.

Simply, all that you have to do now is upload each image and associate them with the product variants they belong to. Notably, if there already has an image paired with your product variant, you need to click on the image instead of the camera to change the image. The camera or image thumbnail is the place where you can upload a new image or select an image from your own existing images.

Moreover, you can add many variants which require the same image at the same time by selecting multiple variants on the product page. Then you use the Update images link and the Select variant images dialog box will display. At this time, changing the images for the selected product variants are available for you.

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Let’s follow our guide about adding images to existing variants below.

Adding images to existing variants on Shopify

Below are 5 steps that you can do to add images to your existing variants on Shopify:

Step 1: Go to Products from Shopify Admin

Go to Products from your Shopify admin


Step 2: Choose the product you want to change

Choose the name of the product that you want to edit.

Step 3: In the Variant section, assign an image to a variant

Click the image icon to assign an image to that variant in the Variants section {#click-image-icon}

click image icon

Step 4: Upload a new image that you want to add

Click Add image to upload a new image or choose a product image {#click-add-image-upload-new-image}


Step 5: Save image

Click Save


The simple step-by-step instruction above is to help you add an image to an existing variant. If you guys have any question or problem, our friendly support team always be happy to help you.

Sam Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Avada Commerce, an e-commerce solution provider headquartered in Singapore. He is an expert on the Shopify e-commerce platform for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems. Sam loves talking about e-commerce and he aims to help over a million online businesses grow and thrive.

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