OK this may sound like a very strange question but here I go.
Our inventory and product listings are managed outside of magento (Linnworks) to be exact.
Apparently there is no API connection for the sort order of the product images and therefore the main product image show randomly. this can be annoying when we have images of product parts and the image looks nothing like the actual product.
As a work around I was thinking that I could show an alternative image over the main image which will be the default product image? as the category page shows the defaul image fine.
Then on click of an alternative thumbnail image the first image(overlay) will dissapear and you will see the actual image the customer selects, if that makes sense.
Or is there another way to show the default image as it always changes when there is other images associated with the product
Help is hugely appreciated.