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How to Customize Plex Collection Posters

Plex updated it’s support of collections at the end of 2017 by letting the user choose to group movies in a collection ie. Star Wars movies into one listing instead of being listed separately taking up more space when scrolling through a library of movies. You can check out their article for more information and to see how to setup this up here: It’s beginning to look a lot like Collections

Let’s say the library has the three Expendables movies and they are tagged together as a collection like you see below. The current poster is generated as shown with each movie poster mashed together which is ugly in my opinion.

Plex Collection Posters

Since the collection database is hosted by The Movie Database a simple search on their website for The Expendables will yield results. Collections are part of the results so navigate through and open the page for the collection that matches the movies being bundled. Right click on the desired image and copy the image address so that Plex can download the image.

Open Plex Web and view the Movies library. At the top of the navigation menu click on Movies and choose Collections. In the bottom left of the collection poster should be the Edit button which looks like a pen. When clicked the Edit page opens and in the Poster section click ‘enter a url’ then paste the image address from The Movie Database and press enter. The image should load and click Save Changes. Below is the fixed poster for The Expendables.

Plex Collection Posters

Any questions? Leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to help out.



  1. Free cast

    June 26, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Should I have to update Plex to enable this feature or just get the posters online?

  2. Carl Peterson

    June 26, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    I suggest updating to the latest version of Plex then you should be able to view collections if you have any in your library. Depending on your settings some changes might be needed if you aren’t seeing collections in your library. In that case the Plex website should have information on how to set that up.

  3. Megan Yost

    June 18, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    If I saved a picture I want to use, it is cut off on the sides. How can I fix this so it shows correctly on one of my collection posters?

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