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Adding Images

Adding images to a Plone web site is a basic task that may involve a little work on your local computer, but is essential, because photographs, maps, and custom graphics are so important on web sites.

Preparing Images for the Web

Remember to use web-standard file formats for all images. Acceptable formats include: JPG, JPEG, GIF, and PNG. Do not use BMP or TIFF formats as these are not widely supported by web browsers.

When you are ready to upload an image, use the Add new... drop-down menu (You will only see the Add new... menu after logging in):


After clicking to add an Image, you'll see the Add Image panel:


The Title and Description fields (field, as in "data input field") are there, as with adding a Folder, and at the bottom there is a place to upload an image. Let's look at the three input fields individually:

  • Title - Use whatever text you want, even with blanks and punctuation (Plone handles web addressing). 
  • Description - Always a good idea, but always optional. Leave it blank if you want.
  • Image - The Image field is a text entry box along with a Browse... button.  You don't have to t