I'm currently working my way through O'Reilly's "Using Drupal", but I appear to have reached an impasse.

I'm trying to specify a view mode for a File field-type which utilises the Media File Selector widget. The problem is, I'm not getting any of my set Image Styles in the View Mode drop-down. I'm just getting:

  • default
  • teaser
  • Full Content etc.

(see screenshot of view mode options: https://i.sstatic.net/fKXtj.png)
(this screenshot shows my image styles: https://i.sstatic.net/ssFBk.png)

The book was published April 2012 so I'm not sure if anything might have changed significantly since then? I'm using the most up-to-date version of Drupal and all modules.

Can anyone tell me if this is wrong way to perform this task, and if so what the right way is?


  • FYI it's Drupal 7, in case you hadn't guessed.
    – chrxr
    Commented Jun 19, 2013 at 15:31
  • Looks like "View Mode" refers to the context in which the content is being displayed - not your image derivatives. Commented Jun 19, 2013 at 18:56

1 Answer 1


It appears that things have changed.

Applying image styles is now done exclusively through the structure->file types->images menu.

More extensive instruction can be found in this answer: How to set Media Styles in Media 7.1.2 / Media 7.2.X?

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