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Adding Images to Content Components

One of the more common ways to add images to select pages on a site is by attaching them onto Content components. Before taking a look at the instructions below, visit the Examples tab to see how different images sizes and caption options appear on a page once published.  Remember, you must have already uploaded your image(s) into Tridion first.

What You Will learn

  • How to add images next to paragraphs on your page

Quick Steps

  1. Open Content component, insert image(s) in "Image" field(s) under the "Text and Table" field(s)
  2. Select desired image size and image alignment

Adding Images to Content Components

  1. Open the Content component that contains the text and/or paragraph to which you want to add an image.
  2. In the "Image" field below "Text and tables," click on the button of the folder/magnifying glass. Tridion will take you to your Building Blocks folder.
  3. Select the image you want to add from the Building Blocks folder where you saved the image.
  4. In the "Image size" field, select your desired size. (Large/Fullsize, Medium, Headshot, Small)
    • All images should be a minimum of 1400 pixels wide. This will guarantee that your image will work in any of the available image templates and help future proof of your images for future template upgrades.
    • NOTE: When you publish to Preview your images may display a red overlay message indication that the size is too small, that message is primarily to inform you that it may be too small for high pixel density devices or monitors. When a user operating from that type of device visits your pages, the image will appear distorted.
    • NOTE: Tridion resizes images in the content area based on width. It does not crop them to a specific height. Visit the Examples tab to see the size examples.
  5. Select your desired alignments in "Horizontal image alignment" and "Vertical image alignment" fields.
    • Horizontal- Right alignment places the image in the right column of your page; left alignment places image on the left of the page and wraps around the text. To see an example of a page with right alignment see the tab above titled "Examples: Right Alignment." 
    • Vertical- Unless you're using a Banner Image (discussed in another section), the difference between above and below for other image sizes is minimal. Most choose above. 
  6. If you enter text in the "Text to override image caption" area, whatever text you enter here will take the place of the caption you entered previously when uploading the image.
  7. Select how you would like the caption to appear in the "Caption behavior" field. 
  8. Once you're finished, hit "Save & Close" in the Home tab and publish your page.