KLG Investments Ltd. posted
May 8, 2014 12:31am
Installed a week ago and works flawlessly with Minimal theme, Love it!
BUT be aware that it is NOT designed to work with image zoom feature- this is clearly stated and you are instructed to disable image zoom if you have it. Period.
...yes, it would be nice if it worked with zoom, but it doesn't and they don't hide that fact, so reviewers who say it's "buggy" because their 'feature image' appears when they try zoom is akin to complaining about the red car you bought not being blue enough!
Again, the fact that it doesn't show variant image in cart or check out page or that if you click on an image it doesn't change drop down to reflect that images' product is not a "bug", but rather simply something that it doesn't do (it should, but doesn't).
A quick search on the Shopify blog and I found several "fixes" for these.
I'm not a coder or very computer savvy, these fixes are easy and well documented...
1) A quick copy past of some code and now if I click on the image, the drop down changes accordingly... awesome.
2) Another quick copy paste and variant image shows in cart... great!
3) Variant image on check-out page is simply not possible on Shopify (go figure), but again a simple code eliminates images on final check-out page... I can live with that (don't really have a choice if I want variant images).
This is a simple app for allowing a SINGLE image per variant to show when one changes the drop down selection.
If you have multiple images per variant, this isn't an elegant solution, but it's your only solution. Unless you have big $$$ and can get a programming genius, then I suppose ANYTHING is possible! ;-)
Reviews scared me, but the more I read, the more I realized a lot of the negative reviews were addressing known limitations... I decided to give it a try and am happy I did. A couple of enhancement tweeks as outline above and it's exactly what I need... for FREE!
I agree with everyone on here that it's beyond comprehension that Shopify hasn't incorporated a robust variant image feature into their platform as this is such an important and basic need.
At minimum, they should beef up this app to include the tweaks for cart images and image control of drop downs (as opposed to now just controlling images with drop down... this should be 2 way street without having to copy paste code as I did). A simple check box to disable checkout images should also be part of the app if they can't get that ridiculous limitation fixed.