Magento 1.9 duplicate images being saved

by Raj Kumar   Last Updated June 21, 2018 15:09 PM

I am updating product's attributes and images through program. The problem is that, it is adding new images everytime and appending _1 or _1_1 to the file. Hence a lot of duplicate files in the drive.

I searched in the forum for the solution. They say not to save the product twice. You can see below code that I have a function downloadAndImportImage() that adds images and later on I save the product.

What am I missing ? Thanks in advance.

function downloadAndImportImage($image_url, $_product, $num, $sku){

    try{
        .
        .
        .

        if (file_exists($filepath_to_image)) {
            $_product->addImageToMediaGallery($filepath_to_image, array('image', 'small_image', 'thumbnail'), false, false);

        }
    }catch(Exception $e){
        echo $e->getMessage();
    }
}


function updateProduct(){
...
if($record[14]){
    if ($record[14] != $record[13]){
       downloadAndImportImage($record[14], $_product, 14, $record[0]);
   }
}
if($record[15]){
   if ($record[14] != $record[15]){
      downloadAndImportImage($record[15], $_product, 15, $record[0]);
 }
}

$_product->save();

}


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