Picture Glance Card


The Picture Glance card shows an image and corresponding entity states as an icon. The entities on the right side allow toggle actions, others show the more information dialog.

Picture glance card for a living room Picture glance card for a living room.

Configuration Variables

type string Required

picture-glance

entities list Required

List of entities or entity objects.

title string (Optional)

The card title.

image string (Optional)

Background image URL.

camera_image string (Optional)

Camera entity as Background image.

camera_view string (Optional, default: auto)

“live” will show the live view if stream is enabled.

state_image map (Optional)

Background image based on entity state.

state string (Optional)

state: image-url, check the example below.

state_filter map (Optional)
aspect_ratio string (Optional)

Forces the height of the image to be a ratio of the width. You may enter a value such as: 16x9, 16:9, 1.78.

entity string (Optional)

Entity to use for state_image and state_filter.

show_state boolean (Optional, default: true)

Show entity state-text.

theme string (Optional)

Set to any theme within themes.yaml

tap_action map (Optional)

Action taken on card tap. See action documentation.

hold_action map (Optional)

Action taken on card tap and hold. See action documentation.

double_tap_action map (Optional)

Action taken on card double tap. See action documentation.

Options For Entities

If you define entities as objects instead of strings, you can add more customization and configuration:

Configuration Variables

entity string Required

Home Assistant entity ID.

attribute string (Optional)

Attribute of the entity to display instead of the state

prefix string (Optional)

Prefix to display before the attribute’s value

suffix string (Optional)

Suffix to display after the attribute’s value

icon string (Optional)

Overwrites default icon.

show_state boolean (Optional, default: true)

Show entity state-text.

tap_action map (Optional)

Action taken on card tap. See action documentation.

hold_action map (Optional)

Action taken on card tap and hold. See action documentation.

double_tap_action map (Optional)

Action taken on card double tap. See action documentation.

Options For Exemptions

Configuration Variables

user string Required

User id that can see the view tab.

How to use state_filter

Specify different CSS filters

state_filter:
  "on": brightness(110%) saturate(1.2)
  "off": brightness(50%) hue-rotate(45deg)
entity: switch.decorative_lights

Examples

type: picture-glance
title: Living room
entities:
  - switch.decorative_lights
  - light.ceiling_lights
  - lock.front_door
  - binary_sensor.movement_backyard
  - binary_sensor.basement_floor_wet
image: /local/living_room.png

Display a camera image as background:

type: picture-glance
title: Living room
entities:
  - switch.decorative_lights
  - light.ceiling_lights
camera_image: camera.demo_camera

Display a camera image without additional entities:

type: picture-glance
title: Front garden
entities: []
camera_image: camera.front_garden_camera

Use different images based on entity state:

type: picture-glance
title: Living room
entities:
  - switch.decorative_lights
  - light.ceiling_lights
state_image:
  "on": /local/living_room_on.png
  "off": /local/living_room_off.png
entity: group.living.room