Images

 

Overview

Images can be vital to the content of a page, and will most likely be used quite often by many users. The images themselves can come from a variety of places; the page editor can insert images onto a page in one of four ways:

External URL: This is a direct URL to an image that resides on some other web site.

Internal URL: This is a direct URL to an image that resides on your own server.

From Digital Assets: Although these are eventually used as internal URLs, you can use files stored in your digital assets to easily insert an image into a page.

Upload from Computer: This too will eventually result in the use of an internal URL, but you are able to upload a file from your computer onto the server and use it in a page.

 

Inserting an Image

You can get images into your pages three ways.

1. If you have the appropriate access, you can upload batches of images into the image library. Once there, they are available for all publishers to add them to their pages while they are editing them using the process below. While you are in a page editing it, simply click the image icon to add an image. Then, click the Browse Server button. The file browser displays and you will see two tabs at the top labeled Imagespace Search and Imagespace View All. Clicking either will allow you to search and select images directly from the library. You will be presented with thumbnails of all the images and clicking a thumbnail will insert the image into your page. By default, the Medium version of the image is selected for you and this is the recommend image version for most web pages.

2. You can upload images via image/photo galleries. Again, once they are uploaded, they are available to add to your pages.

3. You can always upload images to the server while you are in a page editing it. Simply click the image icon and then the Browse Server button. You will notice at the bottom of the pop-up window, there is a Browse button to select an image on your computer and then send it up. We encourage you to provide a brief description of your image using the box below. This will allow you to find the image using the search function no matter where you are in the site.

To add an image to a page:

  1. Place your cursor in the editor where the image is to be placed.
  2. Click on the Insert/Edit Image button in the Editor Toolbar. The Image Properties dialog will open.
  3. Fill out the fields as needed. View a description of this interface for reference.
  4. Once finished, click the OK button. The image will be inserted onto the page.
  5. Click here to watch a demonstration on how to handle images in a static page, vs in the body text of a news release.

 

Editing the Properties of an Image

  1. In the workspace, click on the image you wish to edit.
  2. In the Editor Toolbar, click the Insert/Edit Image button. The Image Properties dialog will show.
  3. Edit the fields as needed. View a description of this interface for reference.
  4. Once satisfied with the changes, click the OK button to update the image on the page. If you do not wish for the changes to be made, simply click the Cancel button, and the image will remain as it was on the page.
  5. Click here watch how to replace an image on a page with one on your computer.

 

Removing an Image

Since images are sizable objects to a page, they generally will affect the layout or flow of text on the page. Depending on where and how the image is integrated on the page, you may need to clean up some of the other content on the page.

  1. Click on the image you wish to remove.
  2. Press the Delete key on your keyboard.

 

Alternative Image Editing Program

Not everyone has an image editing program, such as Adobe Photoshop. If this is the case for you, we recommend checking out www.drpic.com. It's a free, web-based image editing solution that allows you to do basic editing to images, including resizing, cropping, color correction, type settings, etc. Find out more at www.drpic.com.

Click here to view a quick video on how to use Dr. Pic to create a banner image and upload it as a home page rotating banner on your web site.