Tags can be used to identify resources with the same characteristics (such as custom images that belong to the same organization or that serve the same purpose) for easy search and management. This topic describes how to edit the tags of an existing custom image.

Background information

For information about how to use tags, the resources that support tags, and the limits on tags, see Overview and the "Tag limits" section of the Limits topic.


  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Instances & Images > Images.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  4. On the Custom Image tab, find the custom image whose tags you want to edit and move the pointer over the edit-tag icon in the Tag column.
    • If you have not added tags to the custom image, click Add to add tags.
    • If you have added tags to the custom image, click Edit to edit the tags.
  5. In the Edit Tags dialog box, click Available Tags to select existing tags or click Create to create tags. Then, click OK.

What to do next

After tags are added to your custom images, you can filter the images by tag to perform different operations. For example, you can copy custom images that have a set of tags and update custom images that have a different set of tags.