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Adding images

In this help article we will explain how to add images on your website.

First, ensure you have an image column (or multiple columns) on your Google Sheet, and proper column mapping in the SpreadSimple.

You can have one or multiple image columns
You can configure image column mapping on the Content tab

To display images on your website, SpreadSimple needs a link to an image file hosted online. E.g: or

The links to images should be put as text to the corresponding cells under the image column in your Google Sheet.

Where do I get image links?

You should either upload images to a hosting service or use a link to an existing image.

We do not recommend using Google Drive and Dropbox to host images for SpreadSimple (and any other) websites as they don't work stably for that purpose, which may result in images disappearing.

You can use our own Image Uploader Extension and install it in your Chrome browser or a dedicated image hosting service.

Let's review several services that help to upload and host images.

Disclaimer: you choose to store your images on these or other image services at your own risk.

Please, respect the terms of use of third-party services you use for image hosting.


Imgur is the most popular image hosting service on the web.

Go to and upload your image
Right-click on the uploaded image and click "Copy Image Address"


Visit and click Choose images to upload your image
Copy Direct link URL


Go to and sign in/sign up
Go to your Media Library and click Upload to upload an image
Copy URL

Image requirements

If you are planning to enable Item Details Pages, we recommend that your images are 600x600 pixels at least, so the page looks good.

We do not recommend to use large images as it may affect the website performance, specially the loading speed.

How to resize an image

Here are a few links to online editors where you can resize your images:

Or you can use any of the desktop photo editors of your choice.

Can I have rectangular images?

Yes! Just switch on Keep image aspect ratio toggle.

Updated on: 20/03/2024

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