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How to Insert, Resize and Crop an Image

Using an appropriate number of relevant, high-quality images on your pages makes them more attractive to users. Before you can insert images on individual pages, you must first upload images as described in this how-to. Once the images you want to use have been uploaded to the CMS, follow these steps:

  1. Identify on what page, and where on the page you would like the image to be placed. Go to the page in the CMS, and click the Edit tab.
  2. In the main content area, place your cursor in the place you would like to put the image. Select the Insert/Edit images button from the tool bar, it looks like this:
    insert/edit images button
  3. In the window that pops-up, make sure that the Internal option is selected. Click on the brackets next to Image, and navigate to the image you want to appear on your page. 
  4. In the Alternate Text field enter text that describes the image you've uploaded, preferably using keywords that are relevant to the page you're working on. The pop-up window should appear as below:
    Example of insert/edit image pop up
  5. Click Insert. Your image should now be visible on your page.

Editing Images in the CMS

If you upload an image and decide that it needs to be cropped, flipped, rotated or made a specific dimension, you can make these types of minor alterations from within the CMS.

  1. Click the image you want to alter from the site tree and select Edit.
    select image for editing
  2. You will now see the options to change the dimensions of the image, rotate the image clockwise or counterclockwise, flip the image vertically or horizontally, and crop the image.
    options for editing image
  3. Be sure to keep the Maintain Aspect Ratio option engaged, so as not to warp your photo when resizing.
    on:maintain aspect ratio onoff:maintain aspect ratio off
  4. Once you've made the necessary changes, select Submit. You will also need to Publish the image for the changes to be visible on the live site.

Specified Dimensions on the UW Site

If you want to use images in specific places on the site they must be a specific dimension to display properly.

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