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Allow multiple images for database objects

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Multiple Images Base

This module extends the functionality of any model to support multiple images
(a gallery) attached to it and allow you to manage them.


This module adds abstract models to work on. Its sole purpose is to serve as
base for other modules that implement galleries, so if you install this one
manually you will notice no change. You should install any other module based
on this one and this will get installed automatically.


To manage all stored images, you need to:

* Go to *Settings > Technical > Multi images*.

... but you probably prefer to manage them from the forms supplied by
submodules that inherit this behavior.


To develop a module based on this one:

* See module ``product_multi_image`` as an example.

* You have to inherit model ``base_multi_image.owner`` to the model that needs
the gallery::

class MyOwner(models.Model):
_name = ""
_inherit = ["", "base_multi_image.owner"]

# If you need this, you will need ``pre_init_hook_for_submodules`` and
``uninstall_hook_for_submodules`` as detailed below.
old_image_field = fields.Binary(related="image_main", store=False)

* Somewhere in the owner view, add::

'default_owner_model': '',
'default_owner_id': id,

* If the model you are extending already had an image field, and you want to
trick Odoo to make those images to multi-image mode, you will need to make
use of the provided :meth:`~.hooks.pre_init_hook_for_submodules` and
:meth:`~.hooks.uninstall_hook_for_submodules`, like the
``product_multi_image`` module does::

from odoo.addons.base_multi_image.hooks import (
except ImportError:

def pre_init_hook(cr):
"""Transform single into multi images."""
pre_init_hook_for_submodules(cr, "product.template", "image")
pre_init_hook_for_submodules(cr, "product.product", "image_variant")

def uninstall_hook(cr, registry):
"""Remove multi images for models that no longer use them."""
uninstall_hook_for_submodules(cr, registry, "product.template")
uninstall_hook_for_submodules(cr, registry, "product.product")

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Known issues / Roadmap

* *OS file* storage mode for images is meant to provide a path where Odoo has
read access and the image is already found, **not for making the module store
images there**. It would be nice to add that feature though.

Bug Tracker

Bugs are tracked on `GitHub Issues
<>`_. In case of trouble, please
check there if your issue has already been reported. If you spotted it first,
help us smashing it by providing a detailed and welcomed `feedback


Original implementation
This module is inspired in previous module *product_images* from OpenLabs
and Akretion.


* Pedro M. Baeza <>
* Rafael Blasco <>
* Jairo Llopis <>
* Sodexis <>


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This module is maintained by the OCA.

OCA, or the Odoo Community Association, is a nonprofit organization whose
mission is to support the collaborative development of Odoo features and
promote its widespread use.

To contribute to this module, please visit

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