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Querying for image attributes and requesting image metadata in GROQ.

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Last updated: Jan 24, 2024
Is there a way for GROQ to query/project attributes that indicate the current/original size of the image? In other words, I don't want to dictate a transformation...I just want to be told what the original dimensions are as part of my query results. Likewise, can GROQ project/offer an attribute that indicates the original image format?
Jan 24, 2024, 4:30 PM
If you query:
*[_type == "sanity.imageAsset"]
you can see the entirety of the item properties. In this case I think you are looking for something similar to:

*[_type == "sanity.imageAsset"]{



dimensions {







Jan 24, 2024, 6:16 PM
OMG. With the clue you gave me, I am now getting what I want with this query:
	*[_type == "carousel"] 
      "imageUrl": pic.asset->url,
      'height': pic.asset->metadata.dimensions.height,
      'width': pic.asset->metadata.dimensions.width,
      'format': pic.asset->extension
Jan 24, 2024, 6:37 PM
I really enjoy GROQ. I rarely can’t get what I need out of it.
Jan 24, 2024, 6:38 PM
BTW, I would LOVE to have basic metadata (height, width, format) always visible next to each image within Sanity Studio (within the "structure" plugin...during editing/viewing). Is that possible?The impression I have is I can only get that UI-based information if I install the "media browser" plugin (viz. sanity-plugin-media).
Jan 24, 2024, 6:57 PM
Do you use the media plugin?
Jan 24, 2024, 7:03 PM
I do not currently have the media plugin installed. I was going to install it later today or tomorrow...precisely because I have the impression there is no other way to have basic image metadata shown in the UI.
Jan 24, 2024, 7:03 PM
I use it 100% of the time.
Jan 24, 2024, 7:04 PM
If you wanted to create a custom component for images you could display that info. Within the studio.
Jan 24, 2024, 7:04 PM

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