The best Shopify apps help to show multiple variant images based on selected variant options

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As a merchant, Shopify does not offer you the ability to add multiple images to your product variants. The default Shopify behavior lets you add single images to a variant. Additionally, if you have a product that has many images, there’s no ability to hide those images that are irrelevant to the variant the customer selects. These shortcomings result in a product page that’s cumbersome for your customers to use — making it less likely that they’ll purchase your product. Don’t worry! There are Shopify apps fully and elegantly resolves these shortfalls.

Here is a list of the best Shopify apps help to show multiple variant images based on selected variant options.

1. Multiple Variant Images

With this app, you can easily attach multiple images per variant. Whats more you can easily switch images based on variant selected. What this means is that the images displayed on your product page match the variant selected. This will enhance the UX drastically and will result in a boost in conversions.


2. Variant Image Automator

Variant Image Automator helps you to show multiple images of variants. Give a clean and professional look to your product page and improve customer experience & conversion.

With this app, you can use as many variant images as you wish. Each variant can have a different number of variant images. It works well with most of the apps for color swatches, custom product options, product video, image zoom, product image gallery, size chart, etc. This app doesn’t add to your page load time.

The app supports lazy loading which means that the images only load when the customer wants to see it. Saving your bandwidth and improving SEO


3. Variant Image Wizard

This app helps to showcase your product variants with multiple images.


  • Compatible with a wide variety of themes.
  • Built from the ground up to support mobile devices. Multi-touch gestures such as swipe, pinch, spread, and drag all work beautifully.
  • Fully supports videos (including YouTube) and models.
  • Configure how you want to display your product image gallery for both mobile and desktop.
  • Powerful bulk edit functionality enables you to manipulate multiple variants at once.
  • Images are optimized for every device and resolution ensuring they load quickly for your customer.
  • Compatible with all product page features like image zoom, lightbox and videos.


4. FREE Variant Images

This app is free Shopify app. It helps to clean up your product page! Show images for the selected variant, only.


  • Show photos of the selected variant, only.
  • Easily sort and change default photos.
  • Unlimited variants and images.
  • Easy to install, no coding required.
  • Completely free.


5. Clever Variant Images

Instead of showing all the product images simultaneously, this app displays images of the selected variant only. When shoppers select a different variant, the images of that selected variant are displayed automatically. This makes the product pages clean and professional.

The app can handle any number of images per variant as well as any number of variants per product.


6. Variant Options Swatch King

Variant Options Swatch King is a one-stop solution for all problems related to traditional option selectors. Here are some “never before seen in swatch” features of the app:

  • Automated variant image swatch: Replace boring product options with the preview of variants as swatches and help shoppers to quickly find the right variant.
  • Color swatch and custom image swatch: Easily display product options as colour swatch or images swatch.
  • Group products as swatches: Show a group of products as variants on the product page. Show more than 100 variants and more than three product options.
  • Collection page swatches: Show swatches right on the product listing/collection & search pages.
  • Bulk import/export swatches: Easily upload swatch images/color codes in bulk.
  • Migrate from old swatches: Migrate swatches from your old swatch app in a click.
  • Prevent auto-selection (of size?) & stop wrong orders: Shopify themes select a variant by default which leads to the accidental purchase of default variant. The app helps you to configure product options (say garment size) to be selected by the customer before they can add to cart.
  • Linked product options: Shopify themes show all product option choices, regardless of what combinations exist. The app eliminates this mess and only shows options that are available in combination with previous selection.
  • Out of stock variants: Choose to hide, strike-out, or keep showing out of stock variants.
  • Highly customizable options: Control how you want to show different options. For example, if you’re selling a mobile phone you may want to show models as buttons, colors as swatches and storage options as a dropdown.
  • Tailored for your theme: The swatches, buttons, and dropdowns created by the app are highly flexible in design and can be customized to match your store’s design.
  • Supports Multi-Language translation apps:This app supports multilingual stores that are translated into multiple languages using any of the language-translation apps.


7. Variant Image Pengui

With the app allows you to assign multiple images per product variant. Instead of loading all product images, your product page will only load the images of the variant selected by your client.

This app helps you clean up without depriving your clients from as many images as they want!


8. Product Image Gallery & Zoom

Instead of loading all product images, your product page can load and display only the images of the variant selected by your customer. Variant images can be configured on a “Manage Variant Images” page in the application panel.

The app allows you to assign multiple images to a product variant and show/hide relevant images on the product page based on a variant selection. The image variants can be assigned based on multiple product options.

No coding required. Simply install the app and visit any of your product pages to see it in action.


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