Products can come in multiple variants, each which can have it’s own image.

For example, if you had a t-shirt design that came in 2 Styles (Mens/Womens), 2 Colors (Black/Gray), and 4 Sizes (S/M/L/XL), you would have a total of 16 variants and SKUs. You could ultimately have 16 different images, one assigned to each SKU. That would be bit much though, because you don’t need a separate image for each size, as the differences in size would be negligible on screen.

You may, however, want a separate image for each Style (one image for Mens and one image for Womens shirts since they are cut differently), and a separate image for each Color (to display how the design looks on Black vs Gray shirts). In this example, you’d have a total of 4 images:

  1. Mens Black
  2. Mens Gray
  3. Womens Black
  4. Womens Gray

In this example, the images are only assigned to the Style and Colors, and won’t change with the Sizes. So if you switch from a gray to a black shirt, the image will change. But not if you switch to a size Large, then the image will stay whatever it was previous to the Size change.

The Winner

It’s a tie. Shopify and Lemonstand both let you have unlimited products, variants, and product images. The process of adding and editing product variants and images is similar on both platforms.