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TerminalFour Training

Unit 4: Media Library

In this unit you will learn how to add images and PDF files onto your website.

The Faculty/Staff Help Desk can provide Adobe Photoshop for free. All editing and resizing of images may be done through Photoshop. Please contact fshelpdesk@newpaltz.edu for assistance.

Uploading an Image 
Click on the “Media Library” sub tab under the “Content” tab, or while editing select “Insert from Media” in the toolbar. Select the Media Category you would like to upload to. After selecting “Add Media” you will browse for the .jpg or .png file on your computer. You will be prompted to name the file before clicking “Save Changes”. It is also important to name the file something you will remember because you will need to find the uploaded image in order to insert it. You will be taken back to the Media Library. You may have to refresh your browser to see the new file listed, keep in mind the file may be located on the next page. You may also locate the file by using the search bar within your Media Library. 

You may resize the image within T4 by clicking on the “Actions” drop down button, and selecting “Edit” option. You will see several tabs on the top of the screen. By selecting “Variant” you will be able to resize and/or crop the image. When you are finished, select “Create Variant”, you will be prompted to create a variant name (name the file the new dimensions W x H, for example: “960 x 320”) and click “Save Changes”. This will create an additional variant of the image in your Media Library.

Inserting an Image
After you’ve uploaded the image to the Media Library, go to the page you wish to add it to. Place your cursor on your page where you would like the image to appear. Click on “Insert from Media” in the toolbar. This will open a new “Select Media” window, which will take you to the Media Library. Select the Media Category in which you uploaded the file, and then select the file you wish to insert. The image will appear on your page.

To add a variant, place your cursor on your page where you would like the image to appear. Enter “Media Library” just as if you were inserting an image, by clicking on “Insert from Media” in the toolbar.  Locate the image you would like the variant of, and select “Actions” drop down button, click “Variant” option. On the screen that pops up, select the name of the variant you would like to insert. Then select “Save and Select” from “Save Changes” drop down option.  An additional screen may show other variants of the same image, select the name of the variant you would like to insert. The image will appear on your page.

Uploading a PDF
The process of getting a PDF on your website is very similar to adding an image. To do this, click on the “Media Library” sub tab under the “Content” tab, or while editing select “Insert from Media” in the toolbar. Click on the Media Category in which you would like to upload to. When you select “Add Media” you will then be prompted to browse for the file. You must change the media type to Adobe PDF. You will be prompted to name the file, before clicking “Save Changes”.

Inserting a PDF
After you’ve uploaded the PDF to the Media Library, go to the page you wish to add it to. Keep your curser where you would like to insert the file. Click on “Insert from Media”  in the toolbar. This will open a new “Select Media” window, which will take you to the Media Library. Select the Media Category in which you uploaded the file, and then select the file you wish to insert. The PDF link will appear on your page.