Notion's Gallery view is a powerful tool that allows you to display your database items as a grid of cards, each with a preview image. This is a great way to showcase your information and make it easy to browse and discover new items.
In this tutorial, we'll show you how to add and show pictures in Notion's Gallery view, and explore some of the ways you can use this feature to present and organize your information.
To add and show pictures in Notion's Gallery view, you'll need to navigate to or create your gallery view. If you already have a gallery view, simply click on the view's name in the tabs at the top of your database. If you don't have a gallery view yet, you can create one by clicking on the '+' icon next to any existing 'Views' in the database top tabs, and then selecting 'Gallery' from the list of layout options.
Once you've opened your gallery view, click on the view's name and select 'Edit View' from the menu that appears. This will open the view's settings, where you can customize the way the view looks and behaves.
In the view's settings, select the 'Layout' tab. Here, you should already see that the layout is set to 'Gallery', and you'll be viewing the Gallery-specific settings.
In the 'Layout' menu, you'll see an option called 'Card preview'. This option determines what information is displayed on each card in the gallery view.
To show pictures in the gallery view, you'll need to select from one of the following options:
Tip: Typically, Notion works better with sizing cover images than attached files, so when in doubt just go for 'Page cover' and be sure to select a Cover image for each gallery item.
Once you've chosen the option you want, head back to your gallery with the changes applied. You'll now see your gallery view with the chosen preview images displayed on each card.
And that's it! You've successfully added and shown pictures in Notion's Gallery view. This feature allows you to present and organize your information in a visually appealing way, making it easy to browse and discover new items. Enjoy!
There are a few reasons your pictures may not be showing. Here are some tips to get that fixed:
Hopefully that gets your images showing in the view as you want them :)