Images in Glide can appear in two primary places - in Lists and Collections and in Components like the Title and Image Component. You can add images from the web, upload your own, and even allow users to upload their own images from within your projects.
Uploading images to Glide
The easiest way to add images to your project is by uploading them directly to Glide. You can upload images in an Image Column in the Data Editor, or you can drag and drop images directly onto Components. This uploads the image to Glide's servers and inserts the correct link into your project automatically.
You can also add direct URLs to the Image Component without having to upload an image in the Data Editor. This allows you to save space on your storage quota.
You’ll notice in the image above that you can also add addresses. If it’s a known address, Glide will show a map of that location!
Upload from the Layout Editor
You can upload an image from the Layout Editor without having to go back to the Data Editor. Choose Upload image, browse your images and click Upload.
It's possible to use an external service like Dropbox, Google Drive, or Imgur to host your images. However, we do not recommend hosting your images outside of Glide. While it's possible to make it work, services like Google Drive are not designed to share images in this way, and they do not scale well.
However, if you do need to do this – all you need is a shareable link to your public image so that anyone with the link can view it.
Image links must begin with https:// and not http://. In many instances http:// URLs will be blocked by your phone.
While other Components can also display images, the Image Component is the most customizable and can present your images in lots of different ways.
To show the original image without cropping it, choose the 'Show the whole image' option in the Fill setting.
To show different size ratios for the image, pick any of the available ratios for the Image Height setting.
You can resize your image to fit any of the following ratios:
- Original Image Height shows the image in its original size ratio.
- Square Image Height shows the image in a square ratio.
- 3:1 Image Height shows the image in a 3:1 ratio.
- 3:2 Image Height shows the image in a 3:2 ratio.
You can also choose whether to display your image in an Edge to Edge setting where it takes the full-width space of the project screen vs. the Inset with Content setting where the image aligns with the rest of the content.
You can also set the Crop Behavior for the image. There are 2 options to choose from: Center Crop Behavior or Face Crop Behavior.
You can enable a tap to enlarge action on the image, to allow people to view the image full screen. To do this:
- Visit the Image Component's settings
- Scroll down to Actions;
- From the drop-down list, select Enlarge Image.
You can also display multiple images in one Image Component and trigger an image carousel.
To do this, name all of your Image Columns the same but with a number after each name and then number each column in sequence.
|Title||Description||Image 1||Image 2||Image 3||Image 4|
|Title||Description||Employee 1||Employee 2||Employee 3||Employee 4|
It doesn’t matter what you call each column, so long as each column has the same name and the next number. Glide will recognize all of the numbered columns and allow you to choose a single column with just that name (e.g. '
Image') which will incorporate all the columns and trigger the carousel.
Glide recognizes JPGs, PNGs, GIFs, and SVGs.
For your app’s icon, it’s best to use a simple SVG. The project icon will appear in many places and many sizes so it’s best to use an SVG icon that will scale and look good at any size.