I have a view that displays nodes in fields format.

I have a Global text field in which I want to display the URL of images contained in nodes; however, I can't find how to get the URL of the images.

What I've tried:

  • I added the Image field and chose "Content" as the option for "Link to." This is the link I want, but this prints out the image too (I don't need the image) and I can't use this field as a replacement pattern.
  • I added a link to the content itself, but then this gives me a link to a node, not the image.

In Views, how do I get a link directly to an image file (not the node containing the image file)?

  • What you want to try to achieve? real senarioo ?
    – Rupesh
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 1:55
  • I need to output the image link because I want to add it as the query string to a Google reverse image search lookup. Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 1:56

2 Answers 2


An option that doesn't require installing a new module:

  • Create a Relationship to the image for which you want to create a link
  • Add a field File:Path
  • Exclude from display
  • Rewrite Results - output this field as a link
  • Add the replacement pattern to your global text
  • In my case, I also needed to check Display download path instead of file storage URI under the File:Path options in Views, because Google requires a download URL; it won't accept a Drupal path. Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 16:34

You have to use Image URL Formatter module.

This module provide a image formatter as Image URL.

Select That formater in views .

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