Image field

What is the difference between uploading an image into an image field (drag and drop, etc) versus using a public URL?

I assume the uploaded image is stored within Glide. Does Glide copy the public URL image into the Glide DB?

Or does glide use the public URL to refresh the image occasionally to the Glide DB versus copying the image to its private date store (googleapi) once?


When you upload an image, it’s stored in Glide’s storage and the url is saved in the table.

When you use a public url, it’s already stored on the internet, so only the url is saved to the table. Glide does not make a copy of it. When you open an app that uses public urls, the browser is going out to those locations and caching on the user’s device. Glide isn’t involved other than storing the url only.