Images

Adding images to your post will help you catch the reader's attention more easily.

Add an image


Desktop iOS Android
  1. On your post, go to a new line and click the  button on the left to expand the menu
  2. Click the Camera button to upload an image from your desktop.
    Click the Magnifying glass button to insert an image directly from Unsplash.

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Tip! You can also drag and drop single or multiple images into Medium posts or copy/paste single images into a post.

Note: The editor supports images up to 25MB in the .JPG, .JPEG, .GIF, and .PNG formats.

Delete an image


Desktop iOS Android
  1. Click on the image you want to delete for the green border to show up.
  2. Press Delete on your keyboard (Backspace if you're on Windows.)

Preferred image sizes


While images in Medium posts will appear differently whether viewed on web, mobile web, iOS and Android apps, below are some guidelines for image dimensions in posts.

Full column-width images: 1400 px
Out-set images: 2040 px
Screen-width images: 2500 px

Image placement


Depending on the size of your image, you'll be able to test out different placement options from the toolbar. 

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Note: Your image needs to be at least 1000 px wide for all four placement options to show up.

Captions


To add a caption to an image, click to select the image. Start typing your caption and it will appear beneath the image.

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Grids


To upload multiple images on Medium, drag and drop a group of images or upload multiple selected images. A grid will be automatically generated for your multiple images, with each in alphabetical order of their file names. You can drag and drop your images around your post to reorder them. Once you publish, readers will be able to click on each image independently to view a larger version.

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Image links


To make an image in your story a clickable link, click on it, giving it a green border, and then press Ctrl + K / Cmd + K.

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