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DEAR allows you to upload product photos in bulk via CSV file, using links to your image hosting provider.  


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Google Drive

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In this example, we will use Google Drive as the image host. You will need to export the Images & Attachments CSV file (Inventory → Products → Export → Images & Attachments).

  1. Generate public shared link of image file from google drive.
  2. In the next dialogue, Google will show link like screen below, user need to copy only file's ID as highlighted below. i.e. 0BxYeyC0rK6cjb3hFcEZPOTFmQk0 from generated link.
  3. Use "https://drive.google.com/uc?id=" and your file id to make a complete url i.e https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0BxYeyC0rK6cjb3hFcEZPOTFmQk0 
    • If using a different hosting provider for your images, please check what URL you should use with your hosting provider. 
  4. Enter the image URL and file names into the downloaded Images & Attachments CSV template like so:
  5. Click Inventory → Products → Import → Images & Attachments to upload the CSV file back into DEAR and update your product images. 


A sample CSV file with valid Google Drive URLs has been provided for reference. 



Dropbox

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In this example, we will use Dropbox as the image host. You will need to export the Images & Attachments CSV file (Inventory → Products → Export → Images & Attachments).

  1. Generate a link of the image file from Dropbox. 
    • NOTE: This is not a direct link to the image file itself, but rather to an interstitial page that frames the image and gives you options for downloading the file, etc. Not embeddable at all. But this will be fixed in the next step!
  2. After you copy the public Dropbox link to your clipboard, just change ?dl=0 to ?raw=1 at the end of the URL. This will change the link to one that will work. The link should look like this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mn5smjgwtlbndqu/dropbox-dropdown.png?raw=1
    • If using a different hosting provider for your images, please check what URL you should use with your hosting provider. 
  3. Enter the image URL and file names into the downloaded Images & Attachments CSV template.
  4. Click Inventory → Products → Import → Images & Attachments to upload the CSV file back into DEAR and update your product images. 


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