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Card covers offer an additional layer of customization to your cards, making it easy to visualize your use cases and processes. Here is what they are, how to use them, and what permissions you need to access them.
What Are Card Covers?
Card covers are exactly what they sound like — a quick and easy way to visually customize your cards across boards. There can be only one cover per card, but users with the necessary permissions can delete and replace covers. The system supports the following image formats: JPEG, JPG, and PNG.
For timeline and portfolio initiatives, covers are visualized inside the card, in the open card view. The covers of regular cards are visualized both in the open card view and in the closed card view (only for Large and Normal View). Clicking on a card's cover in the closed card view will open the card details. To see a full-size preview of the cover, click on the image in the open card view.
Only users with both “Edit card details” and “Card attachments” permissions can make and remove covers. If the “Card attachments” security control is disabled, the user will not be able to see any attachments, including the card’s cover.
The maximum width and height for covers is 210 pixels. If the image you upload is larger than that, the system will crop it to that size. Additionally, the attachment for the cover image cannot be uploaded from Google Drive and One Drive.
How to Add a Card Cover?
To add a cover, you first need to upload the image as an attachment (or have it already attached in the card).
Then, click on the three dots next to the attachment and select “Make cover” from the dropdown.
An image icon will appear next to the attachment you have turned into a cover to help you distinguish it from the other attachments in the card.
To remove a cover, click on “Remove cover” from the attachment’s three-dot menu. Clicking on “Make cover” on another attachment will make that image the new cover of the card.
Note: If you are cloning a card from the “Copy card details” icon, there is a separate option to copy the card’s cover image. If you do not select to copy Attachments and only pick the Cover Image option, the system will clone only the cover of this card.
Practical Examples of Using Card Covers
Card covers make it easy to navigate your boards without opening each card. A common use case for card covers is the fashion industry where each card can be a separate clothing item, visualized with the respective cover image.
Another common example can be a design team where each card represents a different logo or marketing collateral. This facilitates faster progress tracking and enables the PM to quickly scan workflows and boards.