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Images are the bases from which new environments are created. Each image contains the language version, tooling, and dependencies that a user needs to work on a project. Users should be able to create an environment from an image and begin to contribute to the project for which it's defined.
Images are Docker images that have been imported into the Coder platform from a registry that you've integrated into Coder. The Dockerfile for these images can be source controlled in your project's repository to provide your organization with up-to-date information on the development environments that should be used.
Image Updates by End-Users
The end-user (developer) is in charge of their environment. When their image becomes outdated, a visual indicator prompting them to update appears in the Dashboard.