The Images Module

Auctori's Image Module is a necessary module for each of our clients. It allows each user to upload, store, and organize images for their content pages, articles, biographies, and more. Each image placed onto a site has to be uploaded through the module before it can be placed into content. Once uploaded, the module helps the user organize their images through system labels (categories) for building image galleries, and adding alternative text to help keyword searches for SEO and ADA compliance.

Uploading into Auctori

Start by selecting the Images module. From the Image Module's landing page, select the Website Images button located near the title of the page. The first step before uploading your images is to select which category or Usage Type Filter you would like them to be organized in. Do this by selecting one of Auctori's default Usage Type Filters from the drop down at the top of the screen. For example, if you are uploading a biography profile image you would want to select the Biography option. If the image is for an article or content page, select the General Use option.

Once you have selected a usage type filter, proceed to hit the Select button below to find the images you want to upload from your computer files. While there are no limits to how many images you can upload at one time, we generally recommend not exceeding 100 images at a time to help prevent the software from slowing down. Select the images by browsing your computer Shift+clicking to select groups of images or Ctrl+clicking to select multiples one at a time. Once the images are selected then click the Open button. As your images are being uploaded you will see if they have successfully uploaded by the green indicator next to each file name. If an image has failed to upload you will see a red indicator, will have to remove the image from the list and use a file format that Auctori is able to recognize.

File Names vs. Auctori Names

It may make more sense to help with organization to rename your file names to be more descriptive of what the image is before uploading. Before proceeding, it is important to note the three fields next to each image file name: Name, Caption, and Alternate Text. The name field allows each user to rename the image to one that is more suited to their content. For example, if an image of a dog has a file name of 001.jpg, it might be more beneficial to use the Name field to rename the file to the type of dog, as it will be easier to find when placing that image into content. 

The caption field is used when creating image galleries. The caption will be a short description of the image shown underneath each image of the gallery.

Not only does entering this information help provide a short description of the image, but is also important to fill out for ADA compliance standards.

Quick Tips

  • Upload all the images you want to place into content before you edit content. This helps save you extra steps along the way.
  • Take a look at other images that are currently on your site. Most likely, any new images will be similar in style and size. Use this as a guideline when entering new content.
  • Use a photo editing software to re-size/edit any image before you upload them into Auctori. This will help save time editing in your content.
  • Use descriptive keywords for the Alternative Text as well as the Name field when uploading. This will help make the images easier for you to find when placing in content. It will also help boost your SEO score!
  • Try not to duplicate file names when uploading. Sometimes you will have updated photos as you keep your site up to date. If you use a common file name such as “1.jpg” and upload that file into Auctori, it will replace any image currently uploaded in Auctori that has that same file name, regardless of what you place in the Name field when uploading. Try giving unique file names to images such as placing the year or date within the name.

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