Uploading and Adding Images

This tutorial will describe how to upload, add​ and edit an image on your page.

  1. Like anything else you would add to a page, you will need a web part to hold it. Make sure you are logged in and in edit mode (Site Actions -> Edit Page)​ and add “Plain Content Editor” to the zone of your choice. In this example, we will add an image to a web part with several lines of text, although text is not required.

    Image of a Plain Content Editor 

  2. Click inside the Plain Content Editor you added. This will activate the "Editing Tools" tab on the ribbon. Click on it, then click the “Insert” tab.

    Image showing where to go to add a picture to your site 
  3. Click on the arrow below “Picture”. You will see three ways to insert an image: From computer, From Address, and From SharePoint. The guide below will show you how to use each one. You can choose which one fits your needs.

    NOTE: If you were to click on the image above “Picture”, it would be the same as clicking on “From SharePoint”.

    Photo showing the three options for adding a picture. 

“From Computer” – Use this option when the image you want to use has not been uploaded to SharePoint. This option will let you upload the image directly to SharePoint and display the picture in your web part.
  1. A new small window will appear with three fields.

  2. Click “Browse”. Search for and select the image saved on your computer.

  3. The second field is “Upload to:”. Click this menu and select “Images”. This field saves the image in the Images folder of your website.
  4. There is a checkbox that reads “Overwrite existing files”. Do not upload two files with the same name with this option selected, because the old one will be overwritten.
  5. Click “OK” when you are done. Your window will look similar to this: Photo showing the window for the "from computer" option 


  6. Your image will display on your text editor now. If not, click the “Save & Close” (blue floppy disk) button on the top left of the window and you should be able to see the image in your page.

  7. If you realize you need to resize, add alternate text, or manipulate the image in some way, please follow the tutorial on how to resize images.

“From Address” – Use this option when you know the exact address of where your image is saved within your files in SharePoint. For example, if you go to “Site Actions” on the top left, and then click on “View All Site Content”, and then click on “Images” (it should be listed under “Document Libraries”), you will be able to click on an image’s name to open it in a browser window. The address of the picture will be in your address bar.

  1. A new window will appear with two fields.
  2. The first field is “Address". Here you need to paste the address where the image is located. Use only images that you own that are saved in your files in SharePoint.
  3. The second field is “Alternative text”. This is also known as “alt text”, and it is displayed when the image fails to load or when the user is using tools to help people with disabilities be able to, in a way, “see” the image. Therefore, make sure that you change the alt text to something relevant to the image. For example, “Image of John Smith giving a speech during the graduation ceremony”.
  4. Click the “OK” button when finished.
    Photo showing the "from address" option
  5. Your image should display on your page now. If not, click the “Save & Close” button (blue floppy disk) n the top left of the window and you should be able to see the image in your page.

“From SharePoint” – Use this option when the image you need is uploaded in your SharePoint files, but you aren't sure about the exact address.

  1. A new window opens.
  2. First, check the left side of the window to make sure that you are currently looking at the files in your website. If it is not, navigate up or down using the scroll bar to find them.
  3. Once you find it, click on it and look for the picture you need.
  4. Once you have selected the picture you want, click “OK”.
  5. The image should display on your page. If not, click the “Save & Close” button (blue floppy disk) on the top left of the window and you should be able to see the image in your page.