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How can I resize images within a blog post after the latest update?

Deleted user Jul 01, 2018

It looks like the editor for blogs was just updated - when I upload an image, I don't see an option to resize it, so images are coming out way too big. Is there a way to do this within Confluence? Or will I have to manually resize them first now?

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Is there any update on putting back in the image resizing feature. 10th January 2020 and I am still suffering from images defaulting to their original size, whereas the ability to set the pixel width in the old Editor was a perfect solution.

cmac Atlassian Team Jan 13, 2020

Hi Nick / Sorin, 

The ability to resize images was changed to allow sizing via a snap grid system for easy, quick, and predictable resizing. There is also the ability to align and wrap the image according to your page layout. You'll notice the size bars when you select / hover over an image and the context menu when you select the image. Once you drop an a new image into a page, you should be able to simple click and drag the side bar next to the image to scale the image as required. 

See additional conversation for details from the Confluence Product Management team. 

If you are not seeing this new experience, then please provide more details and we can investigate further. 

Thank you for the canned response. You are clearly either ignoring all the feedback [or] need to turn over this feed to a different Product Owner. you clearly do not understand the issue. 

The link you provided is FILLED with complaints about this.  It's almost laughable as if you're playing a mean old joke on all the users. Did you read the comments from the link you just shared :)

Read the comments.

The ability to resize imaged "DID NOT CHANGE", it was REMOVED.  

How many of these canned responses can you provide before acknowledging this is a real issues that many users are encountering. 

I can provided you a dozen of examples how the images look like thrash, just tell me where i can privately share the links with you. 

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cmac Atlassian Team Jul 03, 2018

Hi @[deleted], 

 Explicit image sizing has changed as part of the new Confluence Editing Improvements


Clicking the image will bring up the context menu 2018-07-03_10-24-07.pngand allow you to select how you can align your image within the text. This also allows for better word wrap /  text alignment. 



Deleted user Jul 03, 2018

Thanks Chris. Unfortunately this means an important piece of functionality has been removed. We often upload mockups as part of our internal product blog, which means they almost always need to be resized manually to fit well. Looks like no we will have to resize them manually ourselves before uploading, which takes extra time. It would be great to see manual resizing added back in.

Hi @cmac,

I have to agree with @[deleted] that not being able to (re)size an image in a blog post means I have to go back and edit the size iteratively until I get it right. I tend to capture an image so that I don't have to worry about pixelation, which means I usually have an image too large for the spot. And I did try the context menu you mentioned, but this did not make the image fit - it is still far too large to be useful.

I hope you take this feedback back to your developers and bring back the option to manually resize an image.



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Hi @cmac,

Is there a timeline as to when an image sizing feature will be built back into the product? Thanks!



cmac Atlassian Team Aug 11, 2018

Hi @[deleted], @Doug Kenerson@Paul Courtney


Quick update. The priority has been increased on the ability to resize an image in the new editor experience. It will likely be a new experience rather than the prior pixel controller. After speaking with the team, I'd estimate early next quarter (Oct 2018), depending on the final solution that is implemented. So it's hopefully not far away!

I will see if I can track down the JAC ticket you can follow for updates. Alternatively you can follow the What's New Blog.



Awesome, thanks @cmac!

It's interesting that it is still possible to configure image size manually on other pages in Confluence, such as "How-to articles". So I wonder why this change was made only for blog posts @cmac?



cmac Atlassian Team Aug 15, 2018

Hi @Paul Courtney

 The new editor experience is being rollout out in a staged approach across the different editor experiences in Confluence. Blogs was the first to receive the new editor, followed by Meeting Minutes. Changes were required to enable the editor to work for both New pages as well as render and be able to edit existing content. More details on: confluence-editing-improvements. I will see if we can get further updates made to this page.

Hopefully that explains why the experience you are currently seeing on blog pages is different to what you see on regular pages. In the end, the entire editor experience will be consistent not only in the product but cross-product!


@cmac it's been a year+ and still no re-sizing? What are you guys doing!?!

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Does everyone at Atlassian think that we're all going to continue putting up with Atlassian's BS forever? You should've fixed this months ago.

Does anyone at Atlassian give a shit about user feedback? Asking for a friend. @cmac 

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Deleted user Sep 23, 2020

@cmac any updates on this?

@cmac, any update on the JAC ticket assigned to the re-introduction of resize on images for blog posts?

cmac Atlassian Team Nov 09, 2018

Hi @Paul Greig, we're currently testing the image sizing solution - it's looking great! We're hoping to be able to start rollout in the next 2 weeks assuming we don't see any bugs in internal testing. 

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Hi @cmac I am looking forward to the new editor improvements! Can you share the JAC ticket # so I can follow the progress please? 

@cmac Any update on this?  Still seems to be an issue currently. 

It's now March of 2019 and this is still not possible.

cmac Atlassian Team Mar 12, 2019

Hi @Thomas Sutphin ,

The new  'Responsive image' experience as seen here has been live for blogs for several months. Can you confirm if you are seeing the new editor when you publishing a new blog? The publish button will be in the top right (compared to the bottom right). 

It is now August 2019. I am adding images to a table and cannot resize them. When I select the image, my only option is the trash can. How can I resize images I add to a table?

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Also having this problem in relation to images in tables. Only option is to delete, nothing else. Extremely frustrating. 

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I'm having the same problem -- no word on why we are no longer allowed to re-size images. This is a big problem for us. 

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Definitely a huge issue for us as well. It's midway through 2020 during COVID19 and I can't edit images in a table...what's going on??

@Monique vdB Could you help us address the above issue around tables and image resizing?

@cmac  There is literally not a single positive comment on the solution link you provided. Please unmarked this thread as "Solved" as it clearly still an issue for hundreds of users. 

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Monique vdB Community Manager Jan 13, 2020

@Sorin Bica I unmarked the thread as solved (I agree this could be confusing) and I believe the product team will be following up to get more information from the impacted users. 

Note that I also did remove some content that was worded as a personal attack, which is against our community guidelines. Please be mindful of this going forward. Thanks. 

When will they follow up? 

@Monique vdB when will they follow up? It’s been two weeks now... 

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Monique vdB Community Manager Feb 01, 2020

@Sorin Bica thanks for the ping! There's a ticket open here and this request is being tracked on the public roadmap.   If you want to give more details about why this is an issue specifically, feel free to post here or on the ticket. I'll ask if there's any additional update too.

That's cute, Monique. They marked the issue as done because you can resize it in a grid which nobody wants and what this entire thread is about. 

I can no longer resize images in how-to pages either. Please fix.

Welcome to the party... you must have not used Confluence for a while because it’s been almost two years since they killed this basic feature. And they refuse to fix it @cmac  

Yup, use to be good, now it is not.



Is there a viable alternative to Confluence? on the one hand that you can no longer scale the images and that you can not cleverly export to Word (images are not exported with) annoys me slowly. Then there is the sometimes poor performance of the cloud

Microsoft OneNote can be used in the same capacity. 

Adding to this thread -- please fix this! It's horrendous, and way more time consuming to have to resize before uploading? I, too, would appreciate an improvement to this issue!

@cmac  How can you remove such a basic feature like resizing images???

I would like to see this fixed as well.

The old picture tool was great, you could select one of three default sizes or type in your own size for the image.

With the latest changes, the development team has removed functionality. 

Now my confluence pages look bad and the team members I share these pages with are not happy on having to do extra scrolling to get around a HUGE image.

This has now become less collaborative.

@cmac what he said ☝️ 

Nope... my developers now loathe looking at the documentation on larger monitors, which they all have.

There's one confluence page where i have the screenshot of a mobile device layout, you literally have to scroll 3 times and the image is pixelated because of this "new" feature.

Three thumbs down: 👎👎👎

I'm not sure what's worst... the issue on this thread, or this gem that took almost a year to fix: How to add a sub-task in the next-gen project type (Agility)  

The Atlassian team does a lot of good work, it's just mind-boggling why some of these basic things, that could probably be fixed in weeks, if not days (i mean how hard is it too also hard a resize component here?) 


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I'm sorry, but I don't buy the argument that the Atlassian team does good work when its been at least six months since anybody replied to this thread and it still isn't resolved AND they're marking this complete because they think the locking-images-to-grids thing is a good thing. Good teams don't do garbage work like this.

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Just found this thread and it's still a problem. 

Welcome to the "big pot of disaster" that is image resizing in Confluence.

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On June 24 2021 I uploaded an image and I was able to resize it while the page was in edit mode.  I was a click and drag process but it was better than was we had for the last couple of years.


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