Using images in your content
T4 Image Management online course
This online course you completed when you did your T4 training is always available to you if you need a refresher on the basics of T4 image management.
Images are used for various reasons online such as:
- to help tell the story e.g. a photograph
- provide information e.g. an infographic
- to act as a visual clue (signpost) to the content e.g. an icon
- to make a page more visually appealing
Images can play an important role in enhancing your content, so it is important to use high-quality images that are relevant to the subject(s) covered in your content.
The T4 CMS uses a Media Library to store images in the same way as documents, which means that you can reuse an image without having to reupload it. You can also benefit from searching and using images that others have uploaded.
These pages will cover everything you need to know about finding, uploading and using images in T4.
Important: when uploading image files to the T4 Media Library, please ensure image files are less than 2MB. This will help improve teh overall performance of the Imperial website.
Updating and deleting existing images in the Media Library
How to upload a new version of an image or delete an image from the Media Library.
To be added soon
Further guidance on images
- College photography guidance – hiring and briefing a photographer, photography guidelines (including PPE and consent).
- College Asset Library - Search and download high-quality images from across Imperial.
- Image accessibility – guidance on writing effective text alternatives for images
- BeFunky guidance for cropping and resizing images – BeFunky is a free browser-based photo editing tool that we recommend for cropping and resizing images.
- Photoshop 2021 Essential Training: The basics (LinkedIn Learning course). This course covers the basics of using photoshop including a chapter on cropping and resizing images in one step.