Enhance Your Confluence Cloud Experience with Remote Images🌐📷✨

Benjamin Buchfink
2 min readMay 3, 2024
Created by Bing AI

Recently, Atlassian nudged me from Confluence Server to Confluence Cloud, and I immediately felt the absence of a crucial feature:

The ability to add images directly from URLs

In the past, I relied on this functionality to seamlessly incorporate build badges, diagrams, and other dynamic content into my pages. Unfortunately, Confluence Cloud requires you to upload images manually, and once you do, they remain static — never updating themselves 😣.

Coming from Confluence Server, where I could effortlessly embed images from various sources via URLs, I decided to take matters into my own hands. After scouring the Atlassian Marketplace, I was surprised to find no existing app that addressed this gap. So, I rolled up my sleeves and created my own solution: the Remote Image App 🌐📷✨.

What Does the Remote Image App Do?

The Remote Image App allows you to add images directly from public URLs to your Confluence Cloud pages. No more manual uploads or outdated visuals — simply paste the URL, and your images will stay up-to-date automatically 🤩. Whether it’s build status badges, live charts, or diagrams, this app ensures that your content remains fresh and relevant.

Why Use the Remote Image App?

  1. Efficiency: Say goodbye to the tedious process of downloading images and then uploading them to Confluence. With the app, you can directly reference external URLs, saving time and effort.
  2. Dynamic Content: Keep your pages engaging by embedding real-time data. Whether it’s a live graph or an external service status, your readers will appreciate the up-to-date visuals.
  3. Feedback Welcome: I’ve poured my heart into creating this app, and I’d love to hear your thoughts. Try it out for free and share your feedback in the comments or on Reddit.

So, if you’re tired of static images and crave dynamic visuals in your Confluence Cloud pages, give the Remote Image App a spin. Let’s make your content pop! 🚀🌐📷

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Benjamin Buchfink

I'm a senior dev at a small German company. Software engineering takes a big chunk of my life. I love to learn new stuff and to share it with others.