podman-image-inspect - Display an image’s configuration


podman image inspect [options] image [image …]


This displays the low-level information on images identified by name or ID. By default, this renders all results in a JSON array. If a format is specified, the given template is executed for each result.


--format, -f=format

Format the output using the given Go template. The keys of the returned JSON can be used as the values for the --format flag (see examples below).

Valid placeholders for the Go template are listed below:



.Annotations …

Annotation information included in the image


Architecture of software in the image


Image author


Image comment

.Config …

Structure with config info

.Created …

Image creation time (string, ISO3601)


Image digest (sha256:+64-char hash)

.GraphDriver …

Structure for the graph driver info

.HealthCheck …

Structure for the health check info


History information stored in image


Image ID (full 64-char hash)

.Labels …

Label information included in the image


Manifest type of the image


Name history information stored in image


Operating system of software in the image


Parent image of the specified image


Repository digests for the image


Repository tags for the image

.RootFS …

Structure for the root file system info


Size of image, in bytes


Default user to execute the image as


Image Version


Virtual size of image, in bytes


Inspect information on the specified image:

$ podman image inspect fedora
        "Id": "37e5619f4a8ca9dbc4d6c0ae7890625674a10dbcfb76201399e2aaddb40da17d",
        "Digest": "sha256:1b0d4ddd99b1a8c8a80e885aafe6034c95f266da44ead992aab388e6aa91611a",
        "RepoTags": [
        "RepoDigests": [
        "Parent": "",
        "Comment": "Created by Image Factory",
        "Created": "2021-08-09T05:48:47Z",
        "Config": {
            "Env": [
            "Cmd": [
            "Labels": {
                "license": "MIT",
                "name": "fedora",
                "vendor": "Fedora Project",
                "version": "34"
        "Version": "1.10.1",
        "Author": "",
        "Architecture": "amd64",
        "Os": "linux",
        "Size": 183852302,
        "VirtualSize": 183852302,
        "GraphDriver": {
            "Name": "overlay",
            "Data": {
                "UpperDir": "/home/dwalsh/.local/share/containers/storage/overlay/0203e243f1ca4b6bb49371ecd21363212467ec6d7d3fa9f324cd4e78cc6b5fa2/diff",
                "WorkDir": "/home/dwalsh/.local/share/containers/storage/overlay/0203e243f1ca4b6bb49371ecd21363212467ec6d7d3fa9f324cd4e78cc6b5fa2/work"
        "RootFS": {
            "Type": "layers",
            "Layers": [
        "Labels": {
            "license": "MIT",
            "name": "fedora",
            "vendor": "Fedora Project",
            "version": "34"
        "Annotations": {},
        "ManifestType": "application/vnd.docker.distribution.manifest.v2+json",
        "User": "",
        "History": [
                "created": "2021-08-09T05:48:47Z",
                "comment": "Created by Image Factory"
        "NamesHistory": [

Inspect image ID for the specified image:

$ podman image inspect --format '{{ .Id }}' fedora


podman(1), podman-image(1), podman-inspect(1)


Sep 2021, Originally compiled by Dan Walsh