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Adding Images and Media

You can embed images, video, audio, PDFs, and other Rems within your RemNote documents.

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Written by Soren Bjornstad
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You can embed images, video, audio, PDFs, and other Rems within your RemNote documents.


You can add images to your notes in several ways:

  1. Click and Drag: If the image is on your computer's file browser or on a web page, simply click and drag it to the location in your notes where you want it to appear.

  2. Copy and Paste: You can also use the standard copy (Ctrl+C; Cmd+C on Mac) and paste (Ctrl+V; Cmd+V on Mac) commands.

  3. /image: If you have the image's URL, type /image or /ii (or press Ctrl/Cmd+G) and paste the URL into the text box, and RemNote will download and add the image to your notes.

Once you've added an image to your notes, you can create Image Occlusion flashcards from it if you so desire.

After uploading an image, you can resize it to fit your notes better. To do this, select the edge of the image and click and drag to adjust the size, or click the in its upper-right corner and select a predefined size.

Note: Since images are expensive to store and sync, there are limits on how many you can upload at once. The limit is 20 images per 12 hours on the free plan, or 250 on the Pro or Life-Long Learner plan. There is no limit on the total number of images you can have in your knowledge base.


To insert a video into your notes, type /iv to open the insert video command box. Paste the video URL into the box and click “insert video” or press Enter, and the video will appear. You can view the video directly from your notes.

This works with YouTube videos, or with any URL that points directly at a video file.


Just like images and videos, if you have the URL of the audio file you want to embed, you can easily add it to your notes. Type /iau, then paste the URL. An audio player will appear; tapping the play symbol will play the audio.

Audio files can be somewhat trickier to obtain URLs for. One common reason to add audio is learning how to pronounce words in a foreign language. For many websites which provide a pronunciation guide, such as Google Translate, you can right-click to inspect the webpage data, go to the media folder in the Network section of “inspect,” and, once you click on speak the translation, copy the URL of the file which appears. This gives you convenient bite-size audio of the word’s pronunciation, perfect for augmenting your vocabulary notes.

Using the Extra Card Detail power-up, you can add audio as “extra info” on the backs of your flashcards.


You can integrate PDFs into your notes by copying the URL or uploading it directly from your computer. Type /ipdf to insert a PDF; you can either paste a URL or select a file on your computer to upload.

Note that the /ipdf command will prompt you to open a file on your computer as the default, but if you have the URL instead, you can choose Cancel, then paste the URL.

RemNote offers powerful PDF annotation tools which allow you to read, highlight, quote, and link to PDFs right within the app. See that article for details.


Last but not least, you can insert other Rems into your notes with Portals. This allows you to keep the same notes in multiple places, and have any changes you make to any location immediately propagate to all of them.

To open a Portal, type ( twice, then search for the Rem you wish to embed. Select it and press Enter, and it will appear, outlined in blue to indicate that it is in a portal.

If you want to delete a portal, be sure to click on the border of the portal and then delete it, rather than deleting its contents – deleting the contents of a portal will delete the original content as well, since any edits you perform apply to all copies.

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