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Some of my products have the first image set to position 0 and some has the first image set for position 1. Because of that, I need to run a check determining the id of the first gallery image. How can I do this?

I was thinking something like

Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($_product->getId())->getMediaGalleryImages()[0]->getPosition();

But that doesnt seem to work..

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Edited:

As getMediaGalleryImages() is object of Varien_Data_Collection class ,so you does not get data using generic php array index [0].

In this case you need to use getFirstItem() function of Varien_Data_Collection.

$mediaGallery=Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($_product->getId())
->getMediaGalleryImages()

echo $mediaGallery->getFirstItem();

For getting first item position you need use position_default instead of position

echo $mediaGallery->getFirstItem()->getPositionDefault();
  • Thanks. Managed to get it to work, but for some reason I always get sortOrder 1 for the following, even though some of them have position 0: $_gallery = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($_product->getId())->getMediaGalleryImages(); $firstposition = $_gallery->getFirstItem()->getPosition(); – user2806026 Oct 8 '15 at 8:15
  • Would it be easier to get base image and call getposition on that? – user2806026 Oct 8 '15 at 8:23
  • echo $mediaGallery->getFirstItem()->getPositionDefault(); use this code first item position – Amit Bera Oct 8 '15 at 9:29
  • Still gives me 1 for all: $_gallery = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($_product->getId())->getMediaGalleryImages(); $firstposition = $_gallery->getFirstItem()->getPositionDefault(); – user2806026 Oct 8 '15 at 9:53
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To get an image from the gallery based on an attribute value, use getItemByColumnValue function. Also, to get the media gallery including excluded images, use getMediaGallery('images')

Example:

Always get the second image in your specific case

$images = $product->getMediaGallery('images');
$i = 0;
foreach ($images as $image)
{
if ($i == 1)
{
   $secondImage = $image;
   break;
}
$i++;
}

First answer:

To get the first image position:

$_gallery = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($_product->getId())->getMediaGalleryImages();

$_firstImagePosition = $_gallery->getFirstItem()->getPosition();

To get all the images position:

$_gallery = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($_product->getId())->getMediaGalleryImages();

foreach ($_gallery as $_image)
{
$_imagePosition = $_image->getPosition();
}
  • Thanks. Can you also clarify why $_gallery = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($_product->getId())->getMediaGalleryImag‌​es(); $firstposition = $_gallery->getFirstItem()->getPosition(); always returns 1 even though a lot of my products have imges with position 0? – user2806026 Oct 8 '15 at 8:59
  • @Digital Pianism thanks .. i will cross check.. – Amit Bera Oct 8 '15 at 9:12
  • Actually seem like there isnt any index in the log: pastebin.com/015ThH3Z – user2806026 Oct 8 '15 at 9:17
  • @DigitalPianism ,you are right,Thanks for notice me the wrong ....Already give you upvote – Amit Bera Oct 8 '15 at 9:24
  • This still returns 1 for all images, even though some should be 0: ` $i_im = 0; foreach ($_gallery as $_image ): $i_im++; if($i_im == 1){ $_imagePosition = $_image->getPosition(); }` – user2806026 Oct 8 '15 at 9:49

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