My productpages are quite slow when loading for the first time (15+ sec), because the product image cache is not available for that product. (checked it with the Profiler)

When the product image cache is available page loads within 1,5 sec.

How can I easily improve this? For example crawl pages or create automatically product image cache.

I am running Magento

  • Can you clarify what version of Magento you are using. My answer is compatible for Magento 2.x.
    – Ash Smith
    Mar 7, 2017 at 20:42
  • @AshSmith Thanks, but I am running Magento
    – JGeer
    Mar 7, 2017 at 20:46

1 Answer 1


You could hook up bin/magento catalog:images:resize to a cron task. That would generate all the cached images at the required sizes as you require.

For example:

$ crontab -e

# Cron entry to run every day at midnight:
0 0 * * * [pathtomagento]/bin/magento catalog:images:resize >/dev/null 2>&1
  • Thanks! Is something also possible for Magento 1?
    – JGeer
    Mar 7, 2017 at 20:48

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