I need to display images for products without uploading on my server. I need to achieve:

  1. Images are uploaded on another server
  2. Images to be display on magento2 products

Is it possible that we add ONLY URL of images and it displays in Magento 2. This is how we add product in Amazon like site by mentioning url of images.

What I already checked: How to set product images from external url, Import product images from external url

Any ideas and suggestions are welcome.

  • Heyy!! did you solve this issue? Can you please share findings?
    – Abdul Moiz
    Feb 13, 2017 at 18:43
  • This thing is not possible to display images from external resources in magento so we drop the idea.
    – Jarnail S
    Feb 14, 2017 at 3:34
  • It is possible magecomp.com/magento-2-amazon-s3.html If you want to try, Feb 29, 2020 at 7:34

2 Answers 2


I think this is possible by using external server like AWS S3 and CloudFront to cache the images, then you can upload your images directly on AWS S3.

  • Thanks for suggestion but I dont think it will work.
    – Jarnail S
    Sep 18, 2017 at 5:55

You can use AWS S3 bucket to store all media files ( images, static files i.e css,js etc ). Whatever you upload ( product images, wysiwyg images ) from magento admin it will be uploaded on S3 bucket.

To achieve this you have to use and configure Thai's S3 Storage extension ( https://github.com/thaiphan/magento-s3 ).

After installation and configuring extension correctly, you will find a new option "Amazon S3" in "Storage Configuration for Media" under :

Stores > System > Configurations > Advanced > System

Select "Amazon S3" , save settings and flush cache.

Once everything is setup you are good to go now. You don't need to do any changes in templates, your all product, category and wysiwyg images will be stored on S3 and will be rendered on front-end from bucket.

  • Seems interesting. Will try in free time some-day. Thanks for your suggestion.
    – Jarnail S
    Mar 22, 2018 at 6:00
  • 1
    it is extension for Magento 1, author asked about Magento2.
    – bakalov
    Apr 15, 2021 at 12:15

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