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Updating Image Alt Text for your Product Images one by one can be very time consuming if doing so manually in Shopify Admin. Matrixify has made this process both easier and faster by allowing you to update Image Alt Text in bulk! So, how can you bulk update Shopify Image Alt Text with Matrixify app? Here is our guide on how to do just that!

Steps in short to update Image Alt Text

  1. Export Products with Images.
  2. Edit Exported file.
  3. Import edited file.

1. Export Products with Images

Create new export by clicking “New Export” in the Matrixify app Home page.

In the newly opened window select “Products” checkbox and “Images” product sub-checkbox.

You can also apply filters by clicking on the “Filter” button to export only specific Products if you do not need to update all of them.

Image Export

Press the “Export” button to start the export. Once the export is finished you can download the Results file.

Check out our “How it works” page Export section for more details on how the Export works.

Exported Products with Images

2. Edit the file

Once you have downloaded the Exported file, you can open it and start working on it.

Delete unnecessary columns

Since in this case you only wish to update the Image Alt Text field, we do not need all other fields so we can remove those from them file completely.
Remember to keep the correct columns to identify both the Product and the image.

To update Image Alt Text we will only need the columns:

  • ID
  • Handle
  • Image Src
  • Image Alt Text

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Update Image Alt Text field

Now for each image you can update the Image Alt Text field in bulk.

Note – If constructing your own file or copying to another file, make sure that sheet/tab name is “Products“.

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3. Import your file

Upload file and start import

Once you have finished editing, you can save the file and head back to the Matrixify app.

In the Home page “Import” section you can upload your edited file from your computer.

From the Import page, you do not need to make any adjustments and you can start the Import right away.

Import Progress

While the import is running you can see how many items have been updated and see estimate when the import will finish.

Import Results

Once the import is finished, you can download the Import Results file where, if you would have any failed items, you can see the error message in last two columns of the file to address the issues.

Check out our “How it works” page Import section for more details on how the import works.

Updated Image Alt Text

4. Enjoy!

Now Image Alt Text has been updated for your images!

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