doctl compute image create

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doctl compute image create <image-name> [flags]


Creates an image in your DigitalOcean account. Specify a URL to download the image from and the region to store the image in. You can add additional metadata to the image using the optional flags.


The following example creates a custom image named Example Image from a URL and stores it in the nyc1 region:

doctl compute image create "Example Image" --image-url "" --region nyc1


Option Description
--help , -h Help for this command
--image-description An optional description of the image
--image-distribution A custom image distribution slug to apply to the image
Default: Unknown
--image-url The URL to retrieve the image from (required)
--region The slug of the region you want to store the image in. For a list of region slugs, use the doctl compute region list command. (required)
--tag-names A list of tag names to apply to the image
Command Description
doctl compute image Display commands to manage images

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--http-retry-max Set maximum number of retries for requests that fail with a 429 or 500-level error
Default: 5
--http-retry-wait-max Set the minimum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 30
--http-retry-wait-min Set the maximum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 1
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false