How do I render the image in Sanity blockcontent into a custom image component?

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Last updated: Nov 28, 2020

How is it that i render the image in the blockcontent into a custom image component? like in a blogpost where I want to display images in the body section that are uploaded in the body which has block content type… this link ( ) didn't help me, as specifying imageOptions in BlockContent displays images very plainly, i couldn't control the width based on screen sizes and image zoom feature that I could implement if I could use a custom image component

Nov 26, 2020, 2:23 AM

Specify an image serializer.

const serializer = {
  types: {
    image: props => <img ... />

Nov 26, 2020, 6:05 PM

I tried that too. But the problem i faced was I couldn’t get to pass the image data in the image tag. For example the only image src that might be helpful is in but that too only has _ref property, which isn’t a link to the image from sanity’s CDN. Do you have any idea where I could get the asset.fluid / asset.fixed data (say if wanted to render it inside gatasby image tag)

Nov 27, 2020, 11:33 AM

Pass the

, (and
, and
properties, if present) to SanityImage , like this:
<SanityImage {...props} width={600} alt="" />

Nov 27, 2020, 2:32 PM

thanks a lot. A quick mention, it was

that made it work for me.

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