ImageOnMap 4.0

Have you ever wanted to view an image on an ingame map? ImageOnMap provides just that.

  1. AmauryPi
    Native Minecraft Version:
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.15
    • 1.16
    Source Code:
    Vlammar, prokopyl (main contributor of the 3.0 version), moribus
    Languages Supported:
    French, German, Russian
    Have you ever wanted to view an image on a map ingame? ImageOnMap allows you to do it! (Inspired by ImgMap)

    ImageOnMap is not yet available for 1.16. We'll try to get a working version as soon as possible; in the meantime, the latest version is not guaranteed to work on 1.16 as this version introduces changes on maps management and colors (you may experience missing colors on maps, among other bugs).


    ImageOnMap allows you to load a picture from the Internet to a Minecraft map.
    • Loads an image from a URL onto a map. PNG, JPEG and GIF are supported.
    • These images will be saved on your server and reloaded at restart.
    • Big pictures will be cut automatically into several parts! As example, a 1024x1024 picture will be cut in 16 maps.
    • Your image will be centered.
    • You can put your map in an item frame.
    This plugin is a free software lisensed under the GNU General Public License (version 3 or above). The source code is published on GitHub. You can also get unstable development builds here.

    The latest version is only compatible with Minecraft 1.15+.

    Support and bug requests

    If you need help with ImageOnMap, the preferred way is our Discord server. We speak English and French. You can also use the Spigot forum thread, but it may take us longer to reply. In all cases, read the FAQ first!

    If you want to report a bug or suggest features, by far the best option for us is GitHub issues, which you should use whenever possible. If you absolutely can't use GitHub, use the support options above.

    We're a team behind ImageOnMap (and others), and private messages from Spigot can only be read by one person. So you should not send help requests, suggestions or bug reports using Spigot PMs. Any PM received after June 28, 2020 with any of these topics will be ignored.

    Quick guide
    1. Ensure that you have a free slot in your inventory, as ImageOnMap will give you a map.
    2. Type /tomap URL, where URL is a link to the picture you want to render (see the section below).
    3. Enjoy your picture! You can place it in an item frame to make a nice poster if you want.
    German speakers, you can watch this video (thanks to StarlessMiner)
    English speakers? Watch this one! (thanks to bebosny)
    Another tutorial in English (thanks to ltjim007)

    Commands and Permissions

    /tomap <url>
    Renders an image and gives a map to the player with it.
    • This command can only be used by a player.
    • The link must be complete, do not forget that the chat limit is 240 characters.
    • You can use an URL shortener like tinyURL or bitly.
    • If you want a picture in one map, type resize after the link.
      • If you want to resize to multiple maps, add the witth and height after resize: e.g. /tomap url resize 2 4
      • You can change the scaling method by replacing the resize keyword in the /tomap command by:
        • resize-stretched to stretch the image to the surface (the image could be distorted); or
        • resize-covered to ensure the image covers the whole surface (the image will never be distorted, but some parts may be lost near the borders).
    • Permission: (or imageonmap.userender—legacy, but will be kept in the plugin).

    Opens a GUI to see, retrieve and manage the user's maps.
    • This command can only be used by a player.
    • Opens a GUI listing all the maps in a paginated view.
    • A book is displayed too to see some usage statistics (maps created, quotas).
    • A user can retrieve a map by left-clicking it, or manage it by right-clicking.
    • Maps can be renamed (for organization), deleted (but they won't render in-game anymore!), or partially retrieved (for posters maps containing more than one map).
    • Permission: imageonmap.list, plus imageonmap.get, imageonmap.rename and imageonmap.delete for actions into the GUI.

    /maptool <new|list|get|delete|explore|migrate>
    Main command to manage the maps. The less used in everyday usage, too.
    • The commands names are pretty obvious.
    • /maptool new is an alias of /tomap.
    • /maptool explore is an alias of /maps.
    • /maptool migrate migrates the old maps when you upgrade from IoM <= 2.7 to IoM 3.0. You HAVE TO execute this command to retrieve all maps when you do such a migration.
    • Permissions:
      • for /maptool new;
      • imageonmap.list for both /maptool list and /maptool explore;
      • imageonmap.get for /maptool get;
      • imageonmap.delete for /maptool delete;
      • imageonmap.administrative for /maptool migrate.
    About the permissions

    All permissions are by default granted to everyone, with the exception of imageonmap.administrative. We believe that in most cases, servers administrators want to give the availability to create images on maps to every player.
    Negate a permission using a plugin manager to remove it, if you want to restrict this possibility to a set of users.

    You can grant imageonmap.* to users, as this permission is a shortcut for all user permissions (excluding imageonmap.administrative).

    Code (YAML):
    # Plugin language. Empty: system language.
    # Available: en_US (default, fallback) and fr_FR.

    # Allows collection of anonymous statistics on plugin environment and usage
    # The statistics are publicly visible here:
    : true

    # Images rendered on maps consume Minecraft maps ID, and there are only 32 767 of them.
    # You can limit the maximum number of maps a player, or the whole server, can use with ImageOnMap.
    # 0 means unlimited.
    : 0
    : 0



    The 3.0 release is a complete rewrite of the original ImageOnMap plugin, now based on zLib, which adds many features and fixes many bugs.

    This new version is not compatible with the older ones, so your older maps will not be loaded. Run the/maptool migrate command (as op or in the console) in order to get them back in this new version.

    You will find amongst the new features:
    • New Splatter maps, making it easy to deploy and remove big posters in one click!
    • No more item tags when maps are put in item frames!
    • Internationalization support (only french and English are supported, for now; contributions are welcome)
    • Map Quotas (for players and the whole server)
    • A new map Manager (based on an inventory interface), to list, rename, get and delete your maps
    • Improvements on the commands system (integrated help and autocompletion)
    • Asynchronous maps rendering (your server won't freeze anymore when rendering big maps, and you can queue multiple map renderings !)
    • UUID management (which requires to run /maptool migrate)


    • Fixed permissions support by adding a full set of permissions for every action of the plugin.

    4.0 pre-release 1

    • Added 1.13.2 and 1.14 compatibility
    • Dropped compatibility with 1.12 and lower
    • Improved some UIs
    • Added support for images' resize to a specific size: you can do /tomap https://url/image.png resize 2 2 to get a 2×2 frames image.
    • Status messages are sent in the action bar instead of the chat
    • Added back statistics (you can opt-out in plugins/bStats/config.yml)
    • Added an update checker

    4.0 pre-release 2

    • 1.15 compatibility (now building against a 1.15-compatible zLib version).
      • This version is only compatible with Minecraft 1.15 and later—for older Minecraft versions, please use 4.0-pre1 or older.
    • Improved some translations in French (thanks to Gabriel C.).

    4.0 Subtle Comfort

    • You can now place a map on the ground or on a ceiling.
    • Languages with non-english characters now display correctly (fixed UTF-8 encoding bug).
    • Splatter maps no longer throw an exception when placed.
    • When a player place a splatter map, other players in the same area see it entirely, including the bottom-left corner.
    • Added Russian and German translations (thx to Danechek and squeezer).

    Data collection

    We use bStats to collect basic data about the usage of this plugin*. This can be disabled in the plugins/bStats/config.yml file.

    * See the statistics page for a complete list of what is collected

Recent Reviews

  1. TinglyGalaxy741
    Version: 4.0
    Great plugin! I didnt have any issues with it at first, but now it says "HTTP Error: 500 Internal Server Error" everytime im trying to use it. Please help (sry for my bad english, im german).
  2. ZhenjaMax
    Version: 4.0
    Awesome plugin! All photo those I tested work. Thank you!
    I wrote some idea in discussion, check it. :)
  3. JAYDY0102
    Version: 4.0
    EVERYTHING IS GREAT because of all photos in any size works, but I wish if the future update, the gif moves!
    Version: 4.0
    Hello! Could you **please** add a command for giving a map to a player? I want to implement this in my donation system so people can donate for getting a custom map. It would be cool if the map dropped or queued if the inventory is full, and if there is free space, it could be added directly into a player inv. For example /givemap <url> player_username
  5. TehBrian
    Version: 4.0
    Genuinely amazing plugin. Nothing compares to the ease of use, quality, feature list, support, intuitivity, etc..
  6. QuikMiner
    Version: 4.0
    Awesome resource! Note though - on our server, /tomap doesn't work (invalid URL) but /maptool does for creating maps.
  7. arthur_g17
    Version: 4.0
    Easy to use, clear instructions and very smooth. Couldn't be any better. And also, the scaling tool is fantastic. I especially like that you get to choose between stretch or cover.
  8. dudant
    Version: 4.0
    Excellent plugin, very easy to understand, and straight to the point. Keep up the good work :)
  9. NikkoMusic
    Version: 4.0-pre2
    Great plugin super easy and functional. however my server's members are abusing the ability to create maps and are making NSFW content, I looked at your brief explanation of how to disable map creation for non-admin. could you please help?
  10. HeyImDandy
    Version: 4.0-pre2
    Works great on 1.15.2, I like how it auto fills instead of having to click in map in :)