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:
- Mens Black
- Mens Gray
- Womens Black
- 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.
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.