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Custom Images Plugin

Last modified on Oct 26, 2022 in plugins

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Minecraft server owners can implement a vast range of addons, such as Bukkit plugins that can enhance gameplay. For example, a popular feature that players enjoy is in-game images, making branding and events easier to do. This can help promote your server, areas around the world, or used for silly artwork. Following this, the best plugin to use these features is Custom Images, a well-known addon in the Spigot community. Installing this is easy-to-do with our panel and requires no complex configuration. With this in mind, let’s explore how to install and use the Custom Images Minecraft plugin on your server in this Apex Hosting tutorial.

Plugin Summary

The Custom Images plugin is for Minecraft 1.8 to 1.19 and is created by Andavin. It originally released in 2018 and gathered over 174k+ downloads, making this an extremely popular server addon. The main function from this plugin, as the name suggests, is to add custom images to your Minecraft world. This is done through a command that uses a URL to an image file, making it an easy process to implement in-game. A huge benefit from using Custom Images is no required configuration, meaning you can jump straight into the action without prior editing. As for the server-side installation, learn how to do this in the section below.

Server Installation

  1. Navigate to Custom Images on Spigot, then press Download Now.
    Custom Images Spigot Download
  2. Save this file to an easily accessible location on your computer.
  3. Head towards your Apex server panel and click FTP File Access near the top left.
    Minecraft FTP File Access
  4. Login with your password, then enter in the plugins folder.
  5. In the top left corner, press Upload and drag the file into the respective area.
    Custom Images Minecraft Server Installation
  6. Wait for this to reach 100%, then return to the main panel and Restart the server.
  7. Join and execute the /plugins command to confirm if the installation was successful.
    Minecraft Plugins Command

    Note: If you see “Images” appear as red or don’t show, it’s not enabled.


How to Use Custom Images

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Using the plugin isn’t complicated, as there are only a few commands you’ll be running. Once you’re in-game, use /image create [URL] and hold any item in your hand. Afterward, right-click the air where you want the image and it’ll begin loading it. However, if you misplaced it then run the /image delete command and click the picture. These two functions are the main aspects to Custom Images, but there are other commands to use and are viewable down below. Besides this, it should be noted that if you attempt to load massive images the server might lag. Keep the sizes relatively small or reasonable, and you’ll have a smooth experience.

Command List

/image create [URL]images.command.createGenerate an image from a URL by right-clicking while holding an item.
/image deleteimages.command.deleteRemove an image from your world by clicking on it.
/image delete near [range]images.command.delete.nearErases nearby images within the defined block radius.
/image listimages.command.listDisplays a list of image options.
/image importimages.command.importImport legacy images to the plugin’s new format.
/image transferimages.command.transferTransfer images to a new database.

If you’re wanting to use permission nodes, then add a plugin such as LuckPerms to manage them. Otherwise, review our server operator guide to instantly gain access to every command.

Common Issues

Unable to Use Commands
If you or other players cannot use commands, then make sure a permissions managing plugin is installed and configured properly to allow access. Otherwise, becoming a server operator is another option to start using commands. On the other hand, it could be that the plugin is disabled or not working due to version and server type problems.
Plugin is Disabled/Not Working
In some cases, Custom Images will not load due to the server being on the wrong version or type. Make sure it’s using Paper or other bukkit variants and above Minecraft version 1.8. Besides this, it may be related to server profiles since the wrong one containing the plugin wouldn’t work out. Ensure Custom Images is installed in the correct profile to properly load. Otherwise, if the plugin is enabled and still not working, then install ProtocolLib to see if it works.

Useful Links

Custom Images on Spigot
How to Add Plugins on Minecraft Servers
How to Become a Server Operator

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