A common feature request from developers familiar with the web is background-image. To handle this use case, you can use the <ImageBackground> component, which has the same props as <Image>, and add whatever children to it you would like to layer on top of it.
You might not want to use <ImageBackground> in some cases, since the implementation is basic. Refer to <ImageBackground>'s source code for more insight, and create your own custom component when needed.
Note that you must specify some width and height style attributes.

import React from "react";
import { ImageBackground, StyleSheet, Text, View } from "react-native";

const image = { uri: "" };

const App = () => (
  <View style={styles.container}>
    <ImageBackground source={image} style={styles.image}>
      <Text style={styles.text}>Inside</Text>

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    flexDirection: "column"
  image: {
    flex: 1,
    resizeMode: "cover",
    justifyContent: "center"
  text: {
    color: "grey",
    fontSize: 30,
    fontWeight: "bold"

export default App;


Inherits Image Props.

view stylesNo

image stylesNo

Allows to set a reference to the inner Image component