Is it possible to have the product image url loaded as part of the product collection?

for examples:


This doesnt add the image.


Do it as such:

$collection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->getCollection();

$backendModel = $collection->getResource()->getAttribute('media_gallery')->getBackend();

foreach($collection as $product){
    $backendModel->afterLoad($product); //adding media gallery to the product object
    var_dump($product->getData()); //you should see media gallery information here now

This loads the backend model and appends the media gallery attribute for the $product in the loop instead of re-loading the entire product model.

  • Since this the go-around method for loading the whole product, does it have any set back in performance? – Alvin Nguyen Apr 30 '15 at 0:43
  • Using this code, I get Fatal error: Call to a member function getId() on null in /srv/ambushco-/app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Model/Resource/Product/Attribute/Backend/Media.php on line 76 Whether I call load() on the collection or not, it results in the same error. – ahnbizcad Dec 8 '16 at 1:11

These worked for me

$collection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')

foreach($collection as $product){
    (string)Mage::helper('catalog/image')->init($product, 'image');
    //Or with resize
    (string)Mage::helper('catalog/image')->init($product, 'image')->resize(200);
  • but what about other images on the same product? – ahnbizcad Dec 8 '16 at 1:13

I think you should be able to access the image URL from the product such as:

$collection = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->getCollection();

foreach ($collection as $product) {
   echo $product->getImageUrl();
  • but what about other images on the same product? – ahnbizcad Dec 8 '16 at 1:13

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