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Multiple Image uploads in Magento

As standard, Magento will not allow two uploads via the custom options panel of a product, simply returning an error in the cart. Here we explain a simple method of allowing this functionality, with just one line of code.

NEW: Magento Progress bar uploader and Lightbox Preview

Standard version

For the standard old version, simply navigate to:

Around Line 145

if (!$upload->receive()) {

Change to:

if (!$upload->receive($file)) {

This quickly solved our dual image upload problem in Magento. However we have moved over to a Multiple Image uploader with progress bar, that works on Magento 1.3x and 1.4x. Read more about that here.

Download ammended File.php

Please make a backup of your current File.php both locally and server side.


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  1. webbywoo December 1, 2009

    Neat, thanks for this; thought I was going to have to pay a developer to build this in! :)

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  3. Stuart August 14, 2010

    How do you view and download the uploaded image once it has been attached to an order?

    Kind Regards

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  5. admin August 14, 2010

    Hi Stuart,
    You should be able to view the image in the usual Magento fashion.

    The image is uploaded to:

    Once a sale is made you can find a link to the image in:
    Admin -> Sales -> Order -> Choose order -> Items Ordered Panel, link to image will be there.

    The buyer will also receive an email with their unique link to the image.

    Note: It isn’t kept in a flat file directory for security purposes.
    Hope this helps :)

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  7. Garrett September 1, 2010

    I’m searching for the file but there are no subfolders in /Type. I’m running 1.3.1. Any chance this is somewhere else?


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  9. admin September 1, 2010

    @Garrett: It’s the File.php (file) within the Type (folder) that you need to edit, there are no sub-folders within the Type folder on a default 1.3/1.4 installation.

    The File.php (file) is in the same location on 1.3* and 1.4*.

    Firstly, check and double check you are looking at the correct folder:


    If that wasn’t the reason, chances are the file has been removed at some point. Try downloading a new 1.3* file or use one of the following files:

    or use the Edited for multiple image uploads Magento, see main article.

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