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Add images to a page

This page applies to:MindTouch (current)

This article describes how to add images to a MindTouch page.
 

Which image types does MindTouch support?


MindTouch supports only the following image types:

  • jpg/jpeg
  • gif
  • png

MindTouch does not support bitmap files (.bmp).

 

Add images to a page


In MindTouch, images can be added to pages via one of three methods: (1) Drag and drop, (2) Insertion or (3) Copy and paste.

Method 1: Drag and drop an image

  1. On the page you are editing, position your cursor where you want to insert the image.
  2. Locate your image and drag it onto the page. 

Dragging and dropping attaches images to a page. If you are managing your images in a media repository, move images into your media repository after dragging and dropping them onto a page.

Method 2: Insert an image

  1. Click the Image  icon  in the editor toolbar.
  2. Locate the image you want to insert or enter an Image URL.
  3. Click Save image.

Method 3: Copy and paste an image

Copy an image from a location and paste it into the editor text field.
 

Optimize your images


Step 1: Ensure image responsiveness

Sometimes, images may not automatically be responsive when imported. At other times a content contributor inadvertently adjusted the image size via the Image Properties. To fix the responsiveness of an image, follow these simple steps:

  1. With the page in Edit mode, double-click the image.
  2. In the Image dialog, ensure the Responsive radio button is selected.

To preserve the responsiveness of images, do NOT adjust the image size in the Image dialog. Instead, export the image and adjust the size in an image editor. To ensure consistency across your site, determine a maximum size for your images and communicate via a style guide to your content editors and authors.

Step 2: Add alternative text to images

Adding alternative text to your images not only helps users to understand context when using screen readers (i.e. improves accessibility) but also is an important step for search engine optimization (SEO). Add alternative text to images as follows:

  1. With the page in Edit mode, double-click the image.
  2. In the Image dialog,  enter your alternative text in the Alt text field. 

Choose text that is descriptive of the screenshot or image. The text will also be displayed if the image for whatever reason cannot be loaded by the browser. Also use words that relate to the theme of the article (i.e. use important keywords) if appropriate.


Reusing images


If you intend to reuse images, set up a media repository and insert images as needed across your site.
 

Resizing GIF files


Do not resize GIF (.gif) files in the editor. Resizing GIFs will cause the files to break.