as the title suggest I wonder if there is a way around uploading product images. We have 100gb of product images already on the server. Is it possible to not upload the product images, but only provide link to them?
The picture folder is so huge, it take days to compress the folder, so looking for a work around...
I know PHP, mysql etc
This isn't the final solution but maybe you would like to take a look to a module I've made in the past. Is to be used with a CDN service called Thumbr.io.
The module, available on github, override the Image helper to get the image from a remote URL:
Maybe this code can help you to build your own solution here.