I am a novice in using leaflet, I exported my map layers from QGIS to a working Leaflet map. I am trying to modify the popup to use the attribute so as to get an image popup. i am however stuck as i have read documentation but still unsure. Any leads will help. Currently my popup does a get feature info to show the following.

function pop_dwelling(feature, layer) {
                                        var popupContent = '<table><tr><th  scope="row">house_numb</th><td>' + Autolinker.link(String(feature.properties.house_numb)) + '</td></tr><tr><th  scope="row">photo</th><td>' + Autolinker.link(String(feature.properties.photo)) + '</td></tr><tr><th </td></tr></table>';


where the photo is a column in the vector that has the path to the image

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    Do you use qgis2leaf? plugins.qgis.org/plugins/qgis2leaf
    – underdark
    Commented Sep 12, 2014 at 10:46
  • Can somebody explain how to do that in "for dummies" mode? I have attribute field "photo" with names like "images001", "images002", etc., as "text edit" widget. I copied all pictures to "pictures" folder, and edited index.html with '<img src=\"pictures/' + feature.properties.photo + '\" />' but pictures dont show up? Any help is appreciated...
    – user47696
    Commented Feb 18, 2015 at 12:34

1 Answer 1


Does your column 'photo' contain just a filename? If so, this is what you'd have to do:

  1. Copy all the images to a subfolder in your qgis2leaf output folder (I think there's one there already for images, but can't remember what it's called)
  2. Change the popup code for the photo column from:



'<img src="subfoldername/' + feature.properties.photo + '" />'

See if that does the trick.

  • yes i used qgis2leaf and there is a folder for pictures called pictures. the column photo contains a filename only.
    – gislearner
    Commented Sep 12, 2014 at 11:14
  • OK, so: '<img src="pictures/' + feature.properties.photo + '" />' (NOTE I missed out the required opening " in my answer). Commented Sep 12, 2014 at 12:29
  • what do you mean the required opening? is it the '<table><tr><th scope="row">house_numb</th><td>' part
    – gislearner
    Commented Sep 12, 2014 at 13:54
  • you are concatenating strings and variables with javascript to create html that gets passed to the feature's pop-up in leaflet. You should read up on this to understand what's going on. See this post: scriptingmaster.com/javascript/…
    – clhenrick
    Commented Sep 25, 2014 at 13:07
  • p.s. the code @TomChadwin mentioned will throw an error. Change it to: '<img src=\"pictures/' + feature.properties.photo + '\" />'
    – clhenrick
    Commented Sep 25, 2014 at 13:09

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