Overview

The image media file appears as the large poster image on your resource. See what it looks like

You can add an image at the media level and the asset level. The image added at the media level is used if no image is added to the asset. You can create and publish a resource using only an image added to the Image File field at the media level; you do not need to add a poster image at the media level. 

This section explains the sizes and file types you must use for all images in your resources and collections. 

Alternate languages

If more than one language is represented in your resource, and the alternate languages require a different poster image, create a separate image file and separate media upload for each language. For instance, if you have an English language resource and a Spanish language version of the same resource, create two media files, one for English and one Spanish. The two files are then added to your asset when you create it.

See where alternate languages can be accessed on the resource

Acceptable image formats

The following image formats are supported for import:

  • JPG
  • PNG

Learn more about media format guidelines

Do not include punctuation such as periods and commas in your file name.  Do not include diacritical marks (tilde, caret, cedilla, umlaut, etc.) in your file name. Underscores, dashes, and spaces are acceptable.  Correct: my_image_file.jpg   Incorrect: my.image._file.jpg.

Image sizes

All images, except for the collection banner, must be 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high and have a 16:9 ratio. Learn all about images

How to upload an image

  • From the left side navigation menu, in the CMS section (Figure 1.1), click Images (Figure 1.2).
  • In the top right side of the page, click Add Image Media (Figure 1.3). 

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  • In the Name textbox, type the Name of your Image file (Figure 2.1). 
  • In the Content project textbox, begin typing the name of the content project to which this image file will belong (Figure 2.2).
  • When a list of matches appears, click the content project with which you want to associate the image file (Figure 2.3).

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  • Click Choose File to search your computer for the image file you want to use (Figure 3).

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  • Your image file has been added successfully (Figure 4.1).  
  • Click Save and continue editing to commit the file (Figure 4.2).

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  • A confirmation message appears at the top of the page, indicating that your media has been successfully added (Figure 5).
  • You do not need to fill out the Metadata or Caption sections.

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How to view your image

  • Below are instructions on how to locate and access your image file after you have uploaded and saved it. 

    • From the left side navigation menu, click Images (Figure 1.1).

    There are two different ways in which you can locate your image file in the CMS: 

    • Type the file name in the search textbox available at the top of the page and click Search (Figure 1.2).
    • Use the filters on the right side of the page to filter by content project and/or language (Figure 1.3)
    • Your image file displays on the page (Figure 1.4). Click the filename to access the image file and modify metadata.

If searching for your image file in the general file search, be aware that files may share the same name so be sure you are looking at the filename that has image media in the Type column.

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