Marketpresss Update Breaks Existing Product with Variations

When Marketpress upgrades, any existing products that have variations lose their product images.

https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/e-commerce/ says: “Once the variations are created/chosen, you’ll notice that the “Price, Inventory & Variants” & “Product Image” sections will disappear, and will be replaced by the “Product Variations” section:”

That’s all well & good, but existing product images are no longer available either.

So with a site that has 400 products, we now have to go thru them all one at a time and allocate a featured image to each variation.

There should be an option to set one product image that represents all variations.

OR AT LEAST leave the existing product image in place – but totally removing it sucks!

So ….. how can this be fixed immediately for my client?