How to add images to product gallery programmatically in magento2...

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Use Below code to add images,thumbnail

Use following code to add/remove image from product in Magento2.

// Instance of object manager
$objectManager = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance(); 

// Remove Images From Product
$productId = ; // Id of product
$product = $objectManager->create('Magento\Catalog\Model\Product')->load($productId);
$productRepository = $objectManager->create('Magento\Catalog\Api\ProductRepositoryInterface');
$existingMediaGalleryEntries = $product->getMediaGalleryEntries();
foreach ($existingMediaGalleryEntries as $key => $entry) {

// Add Images To The Product
$imagePath = "sample.png"; // path of the image
$product->addImageToMediaGallery($imagePath, array('image', 'small_image', 'thumbnail'), false, false);

Reference Url: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/40259303/add-remove-image-programmatically-to-product-magento2

  • 2
    Note that this code creates product attributes 'image', 'small_image', and 'thumbnail', and does so on the specified store view level. For example: add $product->setStoreId(0) if you want the attributes to work globally. Commented Oct 27, 2017 at 12:53
  • I have tried your solution, But it is not removing the existing images..
    – Jaisa
    Commented Jun 10, 2022 at 16:18

for me this solution not working.

I find another solution, working for me but also with bugs.

If my image is not big all is good, but if image is big (2.69MB 4000x2860px) I not have any errors, I not have "return 'XXXXX'" but product is saved and in frontend I have product with image

$om = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance();
$product = $om->create('Magento\Catalog\Model\Product')->load($copiedProduct->getID());
$mediaGalleryProcessor = $om->get('Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Gallery\Processor');
$mediaGalleryProcessor->addImage($product,$path,array('image','thumbnail','small_image'), false, false);
$product->save(); return 'XXXXXX';

The following code works for me.

  if(sizeof($imgs) > 1) {
            /* Assign additional images to existing products */
            $product = $_objectManager->create('Magento\Catalog\Model\Product')->load($newProdId);
            $productRepository = $_objectManager->create('Magento\Catalog\Api\ProductRepositoryInterface');

            for ( $i=1; $i<sizeof($imgs); $i++ ) {

                echo 'Add Images :' . $prdbasepath.basename(trim($imgs[$i])) . PHP_EOL;
                $image_directory = $prdbasepath.'data'.DS.basename(trim($imgs[$i]));

                if (file_exists($image_directory) && getimagesize($image_directory)) {

                    echo 'File exists'.PHP_EOL;
                    $product->addImageToMediaGallery($image_directory, array('image', 'small_image', 'thumbnail'), false, false);



Please refer the below tutorial for initializing object manager and set the file path.


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