Delete a custom image

You can only delete custom images that you, or someone who has access to the project, have added. Use the Google Cloud console, Google Cloud CLI, or the Compute Engine API method to delete the image.

Before you begin

Delete a custom image


  1. In the Google Cloud console, go to the Images page.

    Go to Images

  2. Check the box to the left of the image you want to delete.

  3. Click Delete at the top of the page. Your image is deleted.


Use the gcloud compute images delete command to delete an image:

gcloud compute images delete IMAGE_NAME

Replace IMAGE_NAME with the name of the image to delete.


Make a POST request to the images().delete method. Specify the name of the image you want to delete.


Replace the following:

  • PROJECT_ID: the project to which the image belongs.
  • RESOURCE_ID: the name of the image that you want to delete.