ECR / Client / list_images



Lists all the image IDs for the specified repository.

You can filter images based on whether or not they are tagged by using the tagStatus filter and specifying either TAGGED, UNTAGGED or ANY. For example, you can filter your results to return only UNTAGGED images and then pipe that result to a BatchDeleteImage operation to delete them. Or, you can filter your results to return only TAGGED images to list all of the tags in your repository.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.list_images(
        'tagStatus': 'TAGGED'|'UNTAGGED'|'ANY'
  • registryId (string) – The Amazon Web Services account ID associated with the registry that contains the repository in which to list images. If you do not specify a registry, the default registry is assumed.

  • repositoryName (string) –


    The repository with image IDs to be listed.

  • nextToken (string) –

    The nextToken value returned from a previous paginated ListImages request where maxResults was used and the results exceeded the value of that parameter. Pagination continues from the end of the previous results that returned the nextToken value. This value is null when there are no more results to return.


    This token should be treated as an opaque identifier that is only used to retrieve the next items in a list and not for other programmatic purposes.

  • maxResults (integer) – The maximum number of image results returned by ListImages in paginated output. When this parameter is used, ListImages only returns maxResults results in a single page along with a nextToken response element. The remaining results of the initial request can be seen by sending another ListImages request with the returned nextToken value. This value can be between 1 and 1000. If this parameter is not used, then ListImages returns up to 100 results and a nextToken value, if applicable.

  • filter (dict) –

    The filter key and value with which to filter your ListImages results.

    • tagStatus (string) –

      The tag status with which to filter your ListImages results. You can filter results based on whether they are TAGGED or UNTAGGED.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'imageIds': [
            'imageDigest': 'string',
            'imageTag': 'string'
    'nextToken': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • imageIds (list) –

      The list of image IDs for the requested repository.

      • (dict) –

        An object with identifying information for an image in an Amazon ECR repository.

        • imageDigest (string) –

          The sha256 digest of the image manifest.

        • imageTag (string) –

          The tag used for the image.

    • nextToken (string) –

      The nextToken value to include in a future ListImages request. When the results of a ListImages request exceed maxResults, this value can be used to retrieve the next page of results. This value is null when there are no more results to return.



This example lists all of the images in the repository named ubuntu in the default registry in the current account.

response = client.list_images(


Expected Output:

    'imageIds': [
            'imageDigest': 'sha256:764f63476bdff6d83a09ba2a818f0d35757063724a9ac3ba5019c56f74ebf42a',
            'imageTag': 'precise',
    'ResponseMetadata': {
        '...': '...',