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Add IUP Stock Photography to Your Page

These instructions are the same as  How to Add an Image to Your Page, but are specific to IUP Stock Photography. 

Adding images to your website is recommended, as it adds variety to your page.

There are two ways to add an image to your page: using the metadata and using the Library feature.

Metadata:
Use the metadata if the image is the main artwork for your page, and you want it to span the entire width of your page. The full-size image will display directly beneath the headline. You do not have control over size or placement using the metadata.
Note: Items added to a page’s metadata will not appear, even in preview mode, until the page is actually published.

Library:
Use the Library if the image is only half the width of your page, or if you want to control where in your content block the image displays. The Library feature gives you more control than the metadata over the size and placement of your image.

Adding an Image through Metadata

(Known issue: Images added this way may not appear on the webpage due to an Ektron glitch. If you’ve done everything correctly, but the image just won’t show up on the published page, you’ll need to add the image into the Content instead.)

To add an image through the metadata, follow this process:

  • While editing your main content block for the page, click on the Metadata tab and scroll down to the very bottom, where you’ll see Image Data. Click on Edit. The Library Folder screen will come up. (See below.) Library folder window
  • On the left side of the screen, find and open the Units folder (open by clicking on it). Then find and open the P - Pq folder; then the Photographer folder, then the Gallery folder. Once you have opened the Gallery folder, you should see folders that organize our photographs by year and size.
  • Choose a year, then a size. You should now see photos displaying on the right side of the screen. If you do not, make sure the pull-down list of object types reads “Images.”
  • You can search for particular kinds of images.
    • To search the Photographer’s library for the image you want, click on the Search icon (binoculars) on the top toolbar. The “Search Library Folder” screen comes up.
    • Enter a keyword or keywords describing what kind of photo you want in the empty field. Keep in mind that the photos are different sizes, so choose a photo that is the size you need. Remember that a main image for your page should be two columns (573 pixels wide). 
  • Once you have found the image you want to use, double-click on the image or the file name (never the little yellow box). The image’s file name will then be added to the blank field, and the image will be added to your page.

Adding an Image Using the Library Feature

Follow this process to insert an image using the Library feature:

  • While editing your main content block for the page, place the cursor where you would like to add the image.
  • Click the Library icon (image) and you will see the Library screen below: Library folder window
  1. On the left side of the screen, find and open the Units folder (open by clicking on it). Then find and open the P - Pq folder; then the Photographer folder. Once you have opened the Photographer folder, you should see photos displaying on the right side of the screen. If you do not, make sure the pull-down list of object types reads “Images.”
  2. To search the Photographer’s library for the image you want, click on the Search icon (binoculars) on the top toolbar. The “Search Library Folder” screen comes up.
  3. Enter a keyword or keywords describing what kind of photo you want in the empty field. Keep in mind that the photos are different sizes, so choose a photo that is the size you need. Remember that a main image for your page should be two columns. 
  4. Double-click the title of the image you want to place into your content, or double-click directly on the image. Double-clicking places the image into your content. (Note: Do not double-click on the little yellow box next to the image. This only places a thumbnail. If you actually want an image that small, then it needs to be resized on your computer and uploaded as a separate image.) 
  5. Inspector icon in the formatting toolbar Click the image once, then open the Inspector by clicking the far-left icon on the Review tab of the formatting toolbar.
  6. After placing an image, it can be aligned in two ways: 
    1. (Preferred method)
      Click on the image, then open the Inspector from the Review tab on the formatting toolbar.
      1. Align options and the Alternative Text field within the InspectorChoose left- or right-aligned image.
      2. Edit the Alternative Text, if needed (see image at right). The alt text should describe what you see (“Healthcare--picture of Indiana Hospital”). This is required for accessibility reasons—the description will be read aloud by computer screen readers for people with vision impairment.

        OR
    2. Click on the image once to select it, then choose left- or right-aligned image from the Format tab on the formatting toolbar (see image below). Note: The image’s alt text will probably need to be edited, which can only be done through the Image Align options from the formatting toolbar full Inspector (see 1.b. above).

Although there is an option to artificially adjust the image’s size, this should be avoided as the image can become pixelated or fuzzy. Remember that all images must be resized before uploading into Ektron, not from within Ektron. For similar reasons, please do not use the “Edit Image” option, either.  

Moving an Image

If the image is placed in the wrong location on the page, you will need to delete it and then re-place the image in the correct location. The alignment and alt-text editing process must then be repeated (step 7 above).

Changing an Image

To change the image from within the Inspector, click the image so that it is selected. In the Inspector window, click the blue Library icon, located to the right of the “Image Source” field. Choose the appropriate image from the library window. (As always, only double-click the image filename or the image itself. Do not double-click on the little yellow box.)

The Inspector also shows what styles are being used in the content. When the Inspector menu is open, placing the cursor within any text will show what styles are applied, plus what other styles are available.

Here’s how to add a quicklink to an image.

Note: If you forget to make changes to a picture after you have added it to the content block, you can click the picture and then click on the Inspector arrow to display the Image Elements.

Moving an Image

If the image is placed in the wrong location on the page, click it once to select it, then right-click and choose “Cut.” Place the cursor at the beginning of the paragraph that you want the image to be next to, and choose “Paste.” You will then need to repeat the aligning process (step 5 above).

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