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Uploading/Inserting Images

Have image files saved somewhere you’ll remember on your computer with a recognizable file name. If you have multiple images for your SharePoint site, we suggest keeping them in a designated folder for organizational purposes and future reference.

IMPORTANT: content editors must follow image best practices requirements when inserting an image into a site page.

After logging in to your site, go to the page where you want to insert the image. When you are on the page, click the Edit icon (the second to the right of Site Actions) or click on the Site Actions dropdown menu and select Edit Page.

Click in the Main Content area wherever you would like the image. 


Click on the Insert tab in the ribbon and then click on Insert Image.

A box will pop up, click Browse…

At the top of the box that shows your SharePoint Image Library, click Upload to upload the image from your computer

Select an image from your computer and click OK

Add a title (also known as alternate text for the image – a 3or 4 word summary of the image)

Choose the Image Size (we use a percent of the page layout width – 100% will consume the entire width of the layout, 75% will consume ¾ of the page, 50% will consume half, and so on). 

If you want the image to stand on its own line, leave the Image Position at “No positioning”

If you want the image to wrap with the surrounding text, select either “Float Left” or “Float Right” depending on where you want the image. 

Click OK

 Your image will look like this on the page in edit mode:


When you are done editing the page, don’t forget to Save & Close and Check In.



Steps for pre-uploading multiple images

If you are going to insert several images on a page, we suggest first uploading them to the site's Images library.

On the page where you would like to insert the images, go to the Site Actions dropdown menu and select View All Site Content.

You are now taken to a view showing the image and document libraries for the subsite that your page is under. Click on Images.

You are now in the Images library. You should see a small green plus sign with the words Add New Item next to it. Click that to upload images from your computer.

**We suggest that you make sure your images are properly sized before uploading them to the SharePoint Images library.

If you are using Internet Explorer, you may be able to batch-upload multiple images at once. Otherwise, you can add them individually. 

Now when you go back to the page where you want the images, edit the page and click in the Main Content area wherever you would like the image.

Click on the Insert tab in the ribbon and then click on Insert Image.

A box will pop up, click Browse…

You are now in your SharePoint Images library and can select the image you want to insert by highlighting it. Click OK.

Add a title (also known as alternate text for the image – a 3or 4 word summary of the image)

Choose the Image Size (we use a percent of the page layout width – 100% will consume the entire width of the layout, 75% will consume ¾ of the page, 50% will consume half, and so on).

If you want the image to stand on its own line, leave the Image Position at “No positioning”

If you want the image to wrap with the surrounding text, select either “Float Left” or “Float Right” depending on where you want the image.

Click OK.

When you are done editing the page, don’t forget to Save & Close and Check In.