I have uploaded new images for existing products in the store via FTP. I can see the images in this path:
I have uploaded a CSV file for the images and regenerated the thumbnails and cleared the store cache.
Yet, I don't have the new images. I've looked over the kb documentation and I don't know why the old images remain on the store front. The old images were replaced with the new ones with the FTP upload.
The answer may be obvious but I re-read the help and I still can't see the new images.
What is strange is that I am using my home computer with a large display to look at my website and the main product images are in PNG format (small) and the secondary images are JPG format (large) which has me confused.
I didn't look at the URL before and this is my consternation with the images.
Well, things are really strange. So strange, I haven't tried a new folder for images yet.
I deleted all product images including thumbnails and detailed images via FileZilla. I uploaded new, compressed images with this handy (and free) software http://faststone.org/. In the images file after refreshing the thumbnails and website were images I didn't upload at all. Considering I deleted every product image, I can't figure out where they came from. I even went to File Manager in cPanel to see if anything was in there before uploading. No images were present.
My problems all started after I activated the HiDPI add-on. I already had a couple thousand images when I did this. My original images were 240-300 DPI JPG's. I downloaded them and then uploaded expecting my high resolution images would work with the add-on. Ugh! It has been a can of worms ever since.
I will try the product rather than image upload first before trying another folder. I have a number of alien images to seek out and delete before I move on.
I've decided against it. The images become much larger files as PNGs. Also, since I sell primarily books which are found under more than one category, I believe this is why I was getting strange filenames that I didn't upload. For example msb1521.jpg would be found under msb1521-xysd.jpg. I have no file by that name.