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New to WP. I have been using Joomla since 2008.

I don't build blog sites, and storing images by upload date doesn't make sense to me.
I've set Uploads Use Yearmonth Folders = 0.

It is my understanding that storing too many images in a folder can result in sluggish image retrieval times.

When I purchased WP Media Folder (WP Bundle) I thought I had found my solution that would provide a familiar physical file folder experience like Joomla.

After I installed it and used it a bit I went back to your website and found the FAQ explaining you use Taxonomy instead of actual folders.

This may be OK for some of my sites, but I'm migrating my day job site from Prestashop to WooCommerce.

I've got 20,000+ base images and WP is making 21 variations of each image upon upload.
This will result in more than 450,000 images in one directory.

1. Will 450,000 images in a single directory slow down my site?
I have a decent dedicated server, but if I screw this migration up, I'll probably loose my job so I'd like to know if pushing my company to WooCommerce is going to blow up on me because the site is slowed down by this issue.

2. Is there now way in WP to leave images where I load them via FTP and just read them with the Media manager?

3. Is it possible to prevent WP from making 21 variations of every image?
i.e. can it make only those images needed for WooCommerce?

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
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Hi,

Thanks for contacting us here about this extension.
1. Will 450,000 images in a single directory slow down my site?

Yes, it will slow your site down, but it occurs in backend only. There are no effect in frontend. To overcome this problem, you should upload files to many folders in backend, it's easy in WP Media Folder.
2. Is there now way in WP to leave images where I load them via FTP and just read them with the Media manager?

This is something not implemented yet. You can import files from FTP only.
3. Is it possible to prevent WP from making 21 variations of every image?

Sorry, it is impossible currently.

Hope it helps!
Regards,
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I was under the impression a web server would waste time finding an image in a directory with an excessive number of images.

I am probably thinking in terms of a Windows computer opening a directory with lots of files and taking a while to render the results.
I realize a Linux web server is a file munching beast of a different kind.

Thank you for providing some perspective on that.
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