If we have a main product image with the file name the same as the itemcode in B1 we can link it easily in B1 for display purposes and the filename synchs across to the webtools db for use in the webshop. We still have to arrange for the physical images to be copied and loaded to the correct directory on the webserver.
It is just a guess but could the image files reside only on the webserver and the Path to those images be entered in the Sys Init>General Settings tab in B1. Surely this would save the need for image files to be synchronised on two different boxes.
Or have I missed some obvious security or permissions problem which would render this impossible to achieve?