Image Tagging or Notes on Images in WordPress with ImgNote

There are things which you often feel more important, like you want to highlight an object in the image. In a blog entry, images with tags or notes can explain more. Like we have Notes on Flickr images and referred as Photo Tags on Facebook and Orkut. This can be useful to explain a specific thing in image with text which appears when you hover mouse cursor on it.

ImgNote is a new WordPress Plugin which allows you to add notes to images uploaded on a WordPress Blog article. It may be useful for Photo blogs or in a photo with several objects and you want to tell readers about each one separately and clearly then ImgNote is a best choice. For Example: If you have a group photo and want to tell visitors who’s who then, this plugin can can them understand clearly in effective manner.

ImgNote in action

Usage is simple, Just like any other WordPress plugin, you need to install and activate it. Now, Go to any of your WordPress article (no matter, recently written or old one) if it has an image associated with it, You will see Edit Image Notes box at the bottom of your Article Editor page. Select the image where notes have to be applied and add tags to particular area of image by selecting that particular portion.

Plugin Backend

Imgnote Backend

My verdict: Photo tagging feature is quite common on social networks, Notes on Flickr provides additional information about an object so- This feature in WordPress was really essential especially for Photo Blogs. Plugin overall is good and deserves appreciation. Its newly released but while testing- I didn’t have had noticed any bugs but You can suggest features and let us know your experience after giving it a try.

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Rachel Goldstein - February 27, 2010

This is exactly what I need. However, I’m not able to get it to work– the blog I’m working on uses Flutter to manage its images. The plugin is not seeing that the pages have any images associated with them.

    Rohit Langde - February 27, 2010

    It may be because of using Flutter. Try tagging just after uploading a fresh image, it will work.

Rachel Goldstein - March 1, 2010

All the site’s images are to be managed through Flutter — that part is not negotiable. Is there any way to make it find the images in the flutter folder? Images are located at

    Rohit Langde - March 1, 2010

    Hi Rachel, This plugin fetches associated images stored in image upload folder of WordPress which is defined in Miscellaneous settings. And, I haven’t Flutter personally so can’t figure out about changes to be made.

Rachel Goldstein - March 1, 2010

It looks like it has the ability to accommodate custom fields, which Flutter basically is, so maybe there’s a way to alter the plugin code, though I can’t really figure out how.

sBiker - May 24, 2010

Nice plugin!!! Have you seen anything which allows you to offer this possibility to the users so they can add tags/notes to your pictures? I’ve been looking for a while and haven’t found anything yet…

Wiguan - October 29, 2010

I’ve been using this plugin and like it so much.

I have some wish list and suggestion which could make this plugin more fun.

1. Ability for commentators to add notes as well.
Just like the commenting system, admin might remove and edit it or mark as spam or approve before the notes visible.

2. The cropped thumbnail (area of box for the note) appear as thumbnail in comments section.

However this feature are already exist but on Mirai Gaia platform and not on WordPress.

To see this feature on action on Mirai Gaia platform you can visit

Rick - November 14, 2010

Pity it doesn’t work within a gallery that is what I am looking for .

Tomas - May 9, 2011

This is awesome, big thanks!
Would it be possible to add localization?

J-G - June 22, 2011

This looks promising, but wouldn’t it be more logical to include all images used on a page, not only the ones uploaded through that particular pages? How could I add that myself?

Where is the data stored? In the mysql database?


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