Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 41 – Image Viewer)

In this module you will learn how to use the Image Viewer Power BI Custom Visual.  The Image Viewer visual helps in displaying images based on an image URL stored in your data.

Module 41 – Image Viewer


Key Takeaways

  • Simple method for displaying images based on an image URL.
  • If you have multiple images you will need to use a slicer or some other type of filter to view each of them.


In this Image Viewer we are displaying a URL of a car image. This image can be changed easily with a slicer.

  • Under the Format paintbrush you will find that there are no specific format settings that can be used for the Image Viewer.

Find Out More

You will always be able to find this video module and advanced viewing of future modules on the Pragmatic Works On Demand Training platform.  Click here to learn more about this training platform that includes 25+ courses.

Catch up on all the Power BI Custom Visuals blog posts here.


  1. Just for your reference, you can change the data category of “Image” column from “Uncategorized” to “Image URL” through Data view -> Modeling, then go back to Report view creating a table with two columns – Car, Image in order to have another thumbnail images.

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  3. Hi, I am unable to locate this custom visual on Office Store. Please suggest what to do in order to use this visual. Thanks

  4. hi DEVIN KNIGHT,I am a chinese MVP of the past,I have a little problem that I need to trouble you with.When I’m doing power BI, I need to use the image Viewer Custom Visual.But this files had offline on the official website.Could you sent me this files? My email is liangcai0424@163.com.Thank you very much.

  5. Hi @devinknight
    This is a great custom visual. I wonder why Microsoft has not incorporated this into the core power bi visuals.
    I need to use this for business reporting purposes. Do you know if this is free to use for commercial purposes?

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