Image Carousel Element

Last Update: March 14, 2023

The Image Carousel Element is perfect for showcasing a set of images, your portfolio pieces, client logos and much more. The customization options it offers give you incredible flexibility to choose how it looks, works, and interacts with the user. Read below to discover more about this useful visual element.

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How To Use The Image Carousel Element

The Image Carousel Element allows you to add beautiful image carousels to you website, with a minimum of fuss. Just add the Element to your desired column.

This is a relatively simple element with some basic styling options, but make sure to view the Image Carousel Element Demo page, to appreciate the different layouts and options on offer. The first two parent options relate to the images displayed on the carousel. Firstly, you need to select or upload the images you want to use, and then choose their size. The Bulk Image Upload option allows you to add all the carousel images in one go, instead of one at a time from the child options. Simply choose the images you want to add by clicking on Select Images and choosing images already in your Media Library by using the Cmd / Ctrl key, or by uploading and selecting new ones (these will be auto selected). Once you have finished your selections, click Insert into Page. With the fixed size option, a fixed width and height are used, and so, if images chosen have a different aspect ratio, or orientation, they will be cropped, so that all thumbnails have the same size. With the Auto option, the width and height will adjust to each image. For best results using the image carousel, it is recommended that you use images of the same size and orientation, to avoid cropping and unusual layouts.

The remaining parent options are styling options, like the Hover type, whether the carousel should autoplay, the maximum number of columns on the screen, as well as some spacing, scrolling and border options. There is also an option for the individual carousel images to open in a Lightbox.

Once you have set all your Parent Options, you add Child Items on the left. Click the pencil icon to edit the existing item. The Child Item Options Panel appears. In this Element, this is a very simple section, where you can edit each image for the carousel, or add new ones. Each image can link to a url if you wish, and there are options for the image links to open ina new window, and you can add alt text to each image.

If you wish to add additional images to the Image Carousel, you can then duplicate existing, or add new images by clicking on the Clone Item icon, or the + Image button respectively.

Read below for a detailed description of all element options.

Element Options

Note: The Default setting will use the global settings assigned for this element in your Options > Avada Builder Elements > Carousel Elements section. Also, please note that the displayed options screens below show ALL the available options for the element. If you have Avada’s Option Network Dependencies turned on, you will only see options relevant to your selections, and so the options screen may look somewhat different.


Bulk Image UploadThis option allows you to select multiple images at once and they will populate into individual items. It saves time instead of adding one image at a time.
Order ByDefines how items should be ordered. NOTE: This option will not work in the Live editor.
Picture Sizefixed = width and height will be fixed auto = width and height will adjust to the image.
Hover TypeSelect the hover effect type. Hover Type will be disabled when caption styles other than Above or Below are chosen.
AutoplayChoose to autoplay the carousel.
Column AlignmentSelect the column alignment within rows.
Maximum ColumnsSelect the number of max columns to display.
Column SpacingInsert the amount of spacing between items without "px". ex: 13.
Scroll ItemsInsert the amount of items to scroll. Leave empty to scroll number of visible items.
Show NavigationChoose to show navigation buttons on the carousel.
Mouse ScrollChoose to enable mouse drag control on the carousel. IMPORTANT: For easy draggability, when mouse scroll is activated, links will be disabled.
BorderChoose to enable a border around the images.
Image lightboxShow image in lightbox. Lightbox must be enabled in Global Options or the image will open up in the same tab by itself.
Element VisibilityChoose to show or hide the element on small, medium or large screens. You can choose more than one at a time.
CSS ClassAdd a class to the wrapping HTML element.
CSS IDAdd an ID to the wrapping HTML element.


Dynamic Content


CaptionChoose the caption style.
Image Title Heading TagChoose HTML tag of the image title, either div or the heading tag, h1-h6.
Image Title TypographyControls the typography of the image title. Leave empty for the global font family.
Image Caption Background ColorControls the background color of the caption.
Image Caption TypographyControls the typography of the image caption. Leave empty for the global font family.
Caption Border ColorControls the color of the caption border.
Image Overlay ColorControls the color of the image overlay.
Caption AlignChoose how to align the caption.
Caption Area MarginIn pixels or percentage, ex: 10px or 10%.

Children Tab

  • Add / Edit Items – This is where add or edit new items for this Element. You can reorder elements by dragging them and dropping them into place.

  • + Add Image – Allows you to add Items individually to the gallery. The item then needs to be edited to add the image to it.
  • + Bulk Add – Allows you to bulk upload or select images from the media library, which will populate into individual items.
  • Item Options

  • Edit Item Icon – Allows you to edit an item.

  • Clone Item Icon – Allows you to clone an item. Cloned items will automatically be added to the bottom of the items list.

  • Delete Item Icon –  Allows you to delete an item.

  • Re-order Feature –  Allows you to drag and drop the item to your desired order to rearrange them. A small thumbnail of the image is shown to assist you in this.

Item Options

  • Image – Upload an individual image to add it to the gallery.

  • Image Title – Enter title text to be displayed on image.

  • Image Caption – Enter caption text to be displayed on image.

  • Image Link – Add the url the image should link to. If lightbox option is enabled, you can also use this to open a different image in the lightbox.

  • Link Target – Choose whether to open the link in the same browser tab (_self) or in a new one (_blank).

  • Image Alt TextThe alt attribute provides alternative information if an image cannot be viewed.

Dynamic Content In Layouts

When using the Image Carousel Element in Avada Layouts, you will also find a dynamic content option under the Bulk Upload option. Here you can add Featured Images, ACF Galleries, or Woo Galleries.

Image Carousel Element In Layouts > Dynamic Content