Marketing Communications
Web Communications

Working with Images

  • When adding images to your website, keep them at a reasonable size. Large images increase load time for the page.

    Make sure you resize your image in an image-editing program first before uploading it into Ektron.

    Recommended Image Widths for Layouts

    • 144 pixels - 224 pixels Faculty and Staff Bios
    • 224 pixels Right side column image
    • 464 pixels Full section in a 3 column layout.
    • 704 pixels Full page in a 2 column layout.

    Image Editors

    Prepare images for the web by using an image editor on your computer or a web-based editor. Below are some web-based tools.


    • Best practice to resize outside of Ektron (we use a free image editing site called
    • Do not use Ektron for storing images you are not using

    Adding a new image to your content

    Adding an existing image to content

    • Click "Library"
    • Click "add library" from the pop-up window


    • Give your file a title, and click "choose file" to upload

    (file will automatically insert in your content)

    • Click "Library"
    • Library_icon
    • Click the image you want to add from the library
    • Click Insert

    To adjust image height

    Right click on image, select "set image properties" and enter new width/height

    To make text wrap around images

    right click on image, select "set image properties" and select "Image Alignment: left"