I am having problems importing my images in Magento CE 1.8, I have followed all the procedures

CSV have the following columns sku _attribute_set _type _category _root_category _product_websites att_cost att_eby_title att_upc created_at description external_image external_small_image external_thumbnail image manufacturer msrp name price short_description small_image status tax_class_id thumbnail visibility weight qty _media_image

the data is formatted in field="," text=" "

The image fields are in this format "/TUSHT134SLR252f140fc3bf32.jpg"

The Images are in the /media/import/ Directory

I have tried pulling the leading "/" on my image fields, that didnt work (as expected)

I keep getting "image not found" error on the import

I have used Import, Dataflow and Magmi all three give me the same error!

  • save csv at .utf8 format
    – Amit Bera
    Nov 1, 2014 at 11:33
  • Did that still no dice! Nov 2, 2014 at 14:47

1 Answer 1


If you want to import images into Magento, use ImportExport (what you call "import") with the following sample CSV:

1234567,img1.jpg,77,1,1,Image 1,img1.jpg,img2.jpg,img2.jpg
,img2.jpg,77,0,2,Image 2,,,     
,img3.jpg,77,0,3,Image 3,,,

The files must be in /media/import/. In your sample, most of the media* fields are missing.

You can get the value for the _media_attribute_id by calling


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