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Overview

You can use the CKFinder tool to store images on the Commons file-server. Once uploaded there, the picture or screenshot can be used (and re-used) inside your content, such as Posts and the group "About" page.

Details

To input an image into the editor block, click on the "mountain range" icon at the top of the editor. 

A dialog window pops up. You have the choice of entering the url of an existing web graphic, uploading a new image file to the server, or browsing your image library on the server so you can re-use an existing image.

Uploading New Images

You can upload more files into your library by clicking the Upload tab at the top of the dialog box (arrow). Select a file from your computer and send it to the server. Be sure to select alternate text (for screen readers), size, border, spacing and alignment options before clicking 'OK'. You can also upload new files from the image selector (described below).  

Re-Using Image Files

Selecting "Browse Server' will pop up an image selector with a collection of thumbnail images for your existing image library.

By right-clicking on a thumbnail, a set of options for that image appears. Be sure to think carefully before you delete or rename an image -- if it is being referenced somewhere within your content in Commons, you will be breaking the link to that image. Double-click on your preferred image and the window will close and the URL for your chosen image will be automatically filled in to the URL field.

On the left side of the image selector, you will see a folder tree to help you organize your images, with folders labeled "Images" and "Basket". The basket folder isn't really useful for most people -- it's intended for administrator-centric bulk activity. But you can right-click on the Images folder icon, and select "New subfolder" to create a new sub-folder for storing more images. For example, you may wish to organize your images into groups, mirroring the groups that you contribute to within Commons.

The image selector tool is named CKFinder by its creators (CKSource, Inc.), and is more fully documented on their website at CKSource website. There is no relation to the well-known comedian, Louis CK.