I usually use ArcMap to display photo attachments in a point layer. If I click the point with the HTML Popup tool, it displays a small photo corresponding to the point and I can click on it to open it in an external view where I can zoom in and out.

I can't find the equivalent in ArcGIS Pro. I can see the attachment using the Explore tool (in the Map tab), but then I can't open it like in ArcMap. I am stuck with the picture the size of a thumbnail.

How do I open the attached photo in an external viewer from the popup windows in ArcGIS Pro?

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Under the editing tab, select attributes, then in the side panel choose attachments. From there you can open or save photo attachments.


The only options I'm seeing in ArcGIS Pro is adding a hyperlink or URL to the image. I would use this and store the image in that link. https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/help/mapping/navigation/configure-pop-ups.htm

  • This works as long as there is only one link in the field that contains the url.
    – JMVDA
    Aug 9, 2021 at 19:52

For layers with enabled attachments, you can display a list of attachments in a pop-up by enabling the Show list of Attachments option in the Configure Pop-ups pane (check box at the bottom). When a feature includes attachments and this option is enabled, a list of hyperlinks is displayed, ordered from oldest to newest, at the bottom of the pop-up. These links open the attachment in the default file handler.

Link: https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/help/mapping/navigation/pop-ups.htm

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