It's easy to upload and place images, or downloadable files, on your pages.
This page covers:
When adding a page (such as a new event or news article) or editing your profile, choose Upload and point at the file you want to upload.
- You can upload various kinds of images that work on the web: JPEGs, GIFs, and PNGs. Other kinds of images (such as BMP, PSD, TIFF) won't work – you'll need to use a piece of software to convert them to one of the supported formats first.
- You can upload other files too, such a PDFs, Word documents, PowerPoint files.
If your file doesn't upload sucessfully, the most likely reason the upload failed is that your file is too big (we have around a 1.5MB maximum file size). If you uploaded an image but it's not showing its pixel dimensions (in the list of uploaded files), then maybe the image isn't of a kind that's supported on the web.
We strongly recommend that images are not wider than 250 pixels (if you want them to run along side the text) or a maximum of 470 pixels (if you want them to run across the page). If your image is too large, simply open another page in your browser, and go to www.snipshot.com - it is quick and easy to resize and/or crop any image)
Assuming your file uploaded successfully, you now need to do two things:
- If you just uploaded an image, add a caption for to it. This makes it accessible to people who can't see your image and, in the future, will also appear under your image as its caption.
- You need to add a reference to the image (or file) somewhere amongst your Body text. As a convenience to you, the first image you upload to a page will have its reference automatically add to the top the page (so that it comes out at the top-right).
The name of the file may change when you upload it! For example it's made lowercase, spaces are changed to underscores, and other punctuation is removed. The filename you need to refer to is shown where the uploaded files are listed.
- To place an image on a line of its own, put image: followed by your filename (surrounded by square brackets):
[ image: filename]
- To float an image to the left of a paragraph, put image-left: (or image-l:) followed by your filename (surrounded by square brackets) at the beginning of the parapgraph:
[ image-left: filename]
- To float an image to the left of a paragraph, put image-right: (or image-r:) followed by your filename (surrounded by square brackets) at the beginning of the parapgraph:
[ image-right: filename]
- To centre an image on a line of its own, put image-centre: (or image-c:) followed by your filename (surrounded by square brackets):
[ image-centre: filename]
Placing files for download
To create a link to allow the file to be downloaded, put you "anchor" text (such as "Click here") followed by comma, followed by file: and your filename, all in square brackets:
[ anchor , file: filename]