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Adding an Image to a Gallery

You may have as many images and Image Galleries as you'd like, and you may have multiple Image Gallery content types on a page.

Be sure to resize your images before adding them to an image gallery. Modern digital cameras take very large photos designed for printing. They are too large and take too long to download when placed in Gato as-is. This can later cause link-checker errors on your page. 

Add an Image

  1. Click Add Image
  2. Click Next
  3. Click Select New
  4. You may either select an image you've already uploaded by clicking on it then clicking Choose or you may upload a new image. Click Upload then browse for your image
  5. Provide a brief description of the image in the Alt. text field.  This is required for each image you use in Gato.  Alt. text is used by screen readers for visually impaired users
  6. Enter an optional caption that will appear underneath the image when it is displayed
  7. Click Save Changes

Alt Text

Alternative text (also known as Alt. text) is a short description or story about an image, which describes the image to those who would be unable to see it.

Alt. Text is important for those who are visually impaired, use assistive technologies when browsing the web, or those who turn off images, such as in areas with expensive or low internet bandwidth. Texas State strives to produce accessible websites, and Alt. text should always be included on every image. For more information on Alt.text and accessibility, visit the Texas State Digital Accessibility site. 

The image gallery content type in Gato with the alt text field highlighted