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How I understand the problem

  • The image html is correctly inserted into the page

  • gatsby-image loads the lowest quality image and applies some inline styles. All that information is present in the html) This is done to enable the blur-up effect on the image for a better UX.

  • The client side code that would load a higher resolution image and remove the inline styles is never applied.

Useful diagnostic information

  • The function inside useEffect does not get run on the server-side, but rather on the client after the component has mounted. It's possible to verify this by adding a console.log statement inside the effect and seeing that it is logged on the browser's console.

Source of the problem

  • ReactDOMServer.renderToString() only builds the HTML that's required by a component, it then requires the component to be hydrated.

Direct fix

  • You can use ReactDOM.render to put the image on the page, given that the effect will execute client side. I have a PR showing that here.

Recommended approach

Hope that helps! 😄


I have faced this problem before with my first Gatsby project. The problem similar to this chat and the error image issue here.

If you replace GatsbyImageSharpFixed_withWebp_tracedSVG like they talked in spectrum chat above, or this is my current code for example, basically is related to WebP new image format.

export const query = graphql`
  query {
    allImageSharp {
      edges {
        node {
          fluid(maxWidth: 110) {

Hope this help.


I think the problem could be in the useEffect

const componentCreatedFromMarkdown = ({data}) => {

    useEffect(() => {
        const injectDivs = Array.from(document.getElementsByClassName('injectDivs'))
        injectDivs.forEach((aDiv) => {
            aDiv.innerHTML = ReactDOMServer.renderToString(<MyComponent args={myArgs} />)

I think you should try to add useEffect(()=>{},[]), the second argument to refresh the image only when the component is mounted, without this the image will be refreshed each time.

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