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Adding/editing an image

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2014 07:16AM PDT
  1. From the LiveWhale interface, click the “Images” link.
  2. Click “Add a new Image” to add a new image or locate and click the image title to edit.
  3. Fill out the image form with the relevant information (see configurable options below)
  4. When done, click the “Save this image” button.

Form Options
  • Enter a name for this image (Required)
  • Caption: Choose a default caption for your image
  • Credit: Enter a photo credit, if applicable.
  • Plot this image on a map?: If your image has a location, you may plot it on a map. If your LiveWhale installation already has preset locations, you may begin typing into the space provided and locations will be suggested to you. If you cannot find an appropriate location, you may click “add a new Place”. When adding a new place, you must provide a title and address.
  • Tags: Tag the image with any relevant tags. Tags help sort and classify images so that they can be directed to the proper location on your web site. You can click in the field labeled “Tags” and type a keyword; tags will be suggested to you. If you are unsure what tags are available in your group, click “Show all tags” to display them all and select the relevant ones.
  • Keywords: Choose any relevant keywords for this image, so that it can be found in searches. Keywords should be separated by either commas or spaces.
  • Date: Enter a date for the image. If you enter a date in the future, the image will not appear on the public web site until the date is reached.
  • Upload a new image: If adding a new image, under the section labeled “Upload a new image”, choose a file to upload. If you are editing an existing download, this section is labeled “Replace with file”, and choosing a file here can be used to replace the existing image with a new version.
  • If you are editing an existing image, you will also see a “View full image” link allowing you to preview the full-sized image.


Note: If an image is uploaded without a title, caption, or credit and any of that information is found encoded within the image’s IPTC metadata, the metadata field values will be used automatically.

Also, if an image contains EXIF orientation metadata (such as an image taken in portrait mode), LiveWhale will automatically rotate the image to the correct orientation upon upload.
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