Pinch and zoom images

Ok so I was today year’s old when realized you can display full sized images that can be pinched and zoomed on mobile.

  • Don’t display the image using an image component

  • Do display the image by using an action ‘Open URL’ where the URL is simply the image column (images are actually stored as URL’s).

Useful to have a regular image component then when the user wants to view full size they can tap to open the URL as a new tab.

I’m guessing most people knew this already, but there may be a few others like me!


I also did not know this, but I am so glad you posted this! In 2022, there used to be a dedicated action that was “enlarge image,” but that no longer exists for some reason, and I have been searching for a way to do this! You also explained it very clearly, thank you!


Yeah, that action has not been brought over for the new Glide Apps.


Might be worth updating the online documentation for image components to raise awareness….

Simon, can you walk me through this? Thanks in advance!

@Rene_Bibaud can you try this and let us know if it works?

May be this one can help?


trying now.

Here is another alternative for zooming in on an image: Enabling Image Zoom for Glide Apps | Glide Help Center


Can you use an image component AND use the open link action on click to get both worlds? :thinking: