Would you like to add an image to the main content area of your site? How about adding a nice image to the left or right sidebars. If so, you've come to the right place!
Find the page you want to add an image to, click edit and then either scroll down to the body area or if you want to add an image to a sidebar click on the layout tab and select left or right sidebar content area.
Once there select where you want the image to be by placing your cursor in the appropriate spot in the body area (or left or right sidebar).
Upload your image by clicking on the mountain icon (a popup will appear).
A popup will appear.
To upload your image from your computer:
a) click on the "Browse" button
b) find your image
c) click the "Open" button
After you click the "Open" button you will see your image appear on the next screen. NOTE: This is only a preview of your image, you may not see your entire image displayed on this screen. Trust that the whole image will appear after it is uploaded.
In this window scroll down to fill in the next options.
Fill in the caption. This is a short description of the image.
Captions are required for all images to meet site accessibility requirements. If you would like to hide the caption see the next step below.
Select the caption display. If you would like to have the caption display underneath your image select "Yes". If you would like to hide the caption select "No".
Fill in the credit. This is giving credit to the photographer of the image, place their name here.
Fill in the tags. These are keywords that will help you and others find this image through the image search. Image tags are not displayed on your pages and are for keyword searches only.
Do you want your image to be shared with the rest of the SMC community? If so, check this box. By checking this box it means your image will go into the "Shared Media" pool where others can search for it and potentially use it on their own sites.
Select a Group. If you want to find your image again place it in your group for easy access next time. By placing it in a group you belong to you will easily be able to find it again through the "manage your images" link on the content dashboard.
Select what size you would like the image to be displayed.
This is another opportunity to enter in a caption or to make sure what you have already entered in is correct. Note that you can edit these even after your image is uploaded, see FAQ below.
Again captions are required for all images.
This is another opportunity to set your caption display setting.
This is another opportunity to enter in a credit or to make sure what you already entered in is correct.
Note that you can edit these even after your image is uploaded, see FAQ below.
If you would like to align your image to the left or right so that the text wraps around the image you can make this selection here.
Click "Submit" and you are done.
The upload image window will now close and you will be taken back to your edit screen where you will now see your image.
To make your image live
You have just uploaded your image however you still have not saved this image to your page. Note that you are still on the Edit screen at this point.
To save your newly added image, and make live, click on the main "Save" button (at the top left of the page).
I have just uploaded an image and want to change my credit, caption and tags, how do I update these?
You can easily change these by first clicking on the image and then seleting the tree icon. See image captions and credits for more information.