Create a New Image Asset

How To: Create a New Image Asset

Common "image" asset types are: .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .gif

  1. Select the asset folder (by single-clicking) where the new asset will reside.
    File assets are typically stored in the "images" folder, as shown in the following example:

    How To Create a New Asset
  2. Click the "Create New Asset" icon Finder Toolbar Icon - New Asset in the Finder Toolbar.
    (Hovering over the icon displays the tool tip: "Click to create new asset".)
  3. The following New Asset dialog box should open:

    How To Create a New Asset - Dialog
  4. Select Image (use arrows to scroll) and click the NEXT button. The following screen appears in the Editor View area.

    How To Create a New Asset - Dialog 2
  5. In the Title text: field, enter a title for the image.
  6. In the Alt text: field, enter a description of the image.
    (IMPORTANT: This is a required field for Section 508 compliance!)
  7. Under Select an image:, click Browse…, locate and select the image file. Click Open to upload the image to CM1. A preview of the uploaded image is displayed. Do not alter the Width, Height, or Constrain proportions options.
    (IMPORTANT: Please use the University Naming Standard when naming web files and folders.)
  8. Click the SAVE button UI - Save Button.
    (It may take a few minutes to process. Avoiding clicking the SAVE button multiple times.)
  9. Contributors can click the SUBMIT button to submit the asset for approval.
    Editors can click the CLOSE button or publish the asset immediately by selecting "Publishing > Publish" in the Editor View menu.