Thank you for your post.
Can you tell me more about the image? That is, what type of image is it (JPG, PNG, Movie, PDF, etc.) ? If you create a new layout with just the Container field, are you able to insert an image and move to the next record? If so, then the original layout may be corrupt. Are you running on Mac or Windows operating system? Which version of FileMaker Pro are you using? Any additional information you can provide may help narrow down the possible cause(s).