[EN] Colorize Classic Manual


This module allows you to apply different colors to your products without the need to create the corresponding images.

A very significant time savings if you manage multiple colorways!

Click here to see the demo Colorize Classic

Based on prestashop attributes (color palette), you simply activate the module product of your choice. The module automatically applies the selected color from the product (the transparent png format) picture.

No need to waste valuable time to create your images and save them in the backoffice, finally manage as many color variations as you want!



  • Colorize your products in one click!
  • Preview inversion (animation)
  • Special colors (gold, silver, mirror)      
  • Zoom type 'magic zoom'
  • Preview background color (configurable)
  • Transparency support of PNG files!
  • Pack licenses 1, 3 or unlimited number of field.
  • Simple installation


In the Prestashop administration panel (BO), select the Modules tab, then click on "Add a new module"

Click "Browse" and find the archive file (.ZIP). Load the module.

You get this:


Click "install" and the module will create a new tab:

The installation procedure automatically performs the following tasks for you:

  • Creation of the tab Modules>Colorize tab
  • Backup the file /images.inc.php in /modules/colorize/backup
  • Replacement of the file /images.inc.php by the module's one    
  • Creation of the new feature "Colorize" used to indicate which product uses the module Colorize
  • Creation of new attribute group "Orientation" which lets you choose between Normal and Inverse



The included version of images.inc.php in the module activates the transparency of PNG files

for all your shop. Only the files added after the installation would be append.


The uninstall procedure puts back in place the original file /images.inc.php and removes the tab Modules > Colorize. It does not remove the "Colorize" feature neither does it remove the "Orientation" attribute group.


Add a colorizable product

In BO, go to "Catalog" then click on "Add new Product".


1. Infos Tab – Define your product as "Colorizable"

In order to differentitate the "classical" products from the "colorizable" products, we use the "Colorize" feature. That feature must be set to ON for "colorizable" products.



Click on "Save and Stay" :

2. Images Tab - Add the picture to colorize

2.1 Images format

In order to be colorizable, the image must be in PNG Format with transparency

Here's a correct example :

The blue background is not in the picture (the picture is the elephant), it's being displayed by transparency.

And here's an incorrect example :

The blue background is hidden by the white background of the picture (the elephant), therefore it can't be colorized. 

2.2 Cover

You can add multiple pictures to a product if you would like to to stage different views. For instance :

Tick the box "Cover : Use as default image ?" for the non-colorizable picture that will be displayed on categories pages.

The picture with transparency is always the last one in the list of all the pictures.

Here's a correct example :

Click on "Save the image" :

Please note that the module is supposed to be working with ThickBox (not jqZoom).

Image size : thickbox : 600px * 600px

3. Combinations Tab –Add your colors !

Use the Product Combinations Generator. Make sure all existing combination have been deleted.

It is MANDATORY to display the color picker (select the color attribute group)...

 Add colors to apply to the product :

  1. Select your colors with Ctrl+click or Maj+Click
  2. Click on 'Add'
  3. Fill in the Impact Prices if any

-> Click on 'Generate'

4. That’s all Folks !

Congratulations !! you just created your first Colorizable Product. You can still use all the functions of the Prestashop platform for your products.

However, please note that the watermak filter has not yet been tested with Colorize. 

For your installation to be complete,

you can personnalize Colorize... Learn more about the Configuration Options... 

5. Configuration (optional)

5.1 Special Colors

Colorize allows you to manage special colors : gold, silver & mirror. In order to use thoses colors, you must set the Color attribute group that would be used.

In the module list, click on the "Configure" link of the Colorize Module. You should get the following screen :

Just set the attribute group in which the special colors should be created (the attribute group must be created prior to that step)


HINT: in order to keep the special colors in the top of the list, just add a blank in

front of their names via the Tab Catalog > Attributes & Groups.  

You can then use those 3 new attributes within your combinations :

5.2 Background colors

Use the tab Modules > Colorize to configure the module :

5.3 Orientation

The orienation mode is manage via a product combination. The 2 choices "Normal" & "Inverse" have been created during the intallation process.

HINT : Set the default combination on Orientation = normal and the corresponding color of you original picture !

5.4 Module Size

If you want to change the size (width) of the module on the front pages, edit the file /swf/colorize.conf :





You can only change the width setting. The height would automatically be adapted according to the ratio (fixed) of the module.





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