Once an image is uploaded, it's available to include in articles and news items (via the
shortcuts) and discoverable by users browsing through the ICU's
of photographs. Before uploading an image, it should first be prepared.
Prepare the Image File for Upload
For this you need an image editing tool (e.g. photoshop) with at least cropping and resizing functions.
Auto fixing and red eye removal are also nice-to-have functions but not essential.
If you don't have a suitable application on your device, try the free
online tool. Then:
the image file into your editor,
the image to remove irrelevant or distracting detail,
(of brightness and colours) if your editor supports it,
red eye removal
if necessary and if your editor supports it,
the image using the following rough guidelines for the maximum width or height:
300 if the image is not the best quality,
600 for a good quality image but with only an average amount of detail,
1000 for a good quality image with a lot of detail,
the new image file, normally as JPG (with medium to high quality) or PNG if it's a graphic.
Upload the File
For this your login account must have been assigned one of the roles (e.g. editor) that are authorised to manage images.
You also need:
for the image,
the image was taken,
(optional) some text to give
to the photographer or graphic artist.
select your file, fill in the caption, year and credit (if any) and click
If you need the image for an article or news item then note it's ID for use with one of the image shortcuts
If, for example,
is showing in the browser's address bar then the image ID is