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LibGuides @NCC: Getting Started: Add Images

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Images can be added to any text box in LibGuides or to the text section of other kinds of boxes.

Information on this page covers:

  • Locating royalty-free images from the web
  • Inserting images  into your guides

There are also subtabs on inserting images from the Web and aligning text and images.

Image Sources

Adding images to your LibGuides increases interest. However, be sure to use images that are not copyright protected or fee-based.

Here are some links to royalty-free image sites.


Adding Images from Your Computer to LibGuides

  1. In the text editor, go to the place in a text box that you want the image to appear and click on the image icon (picture of a tree).

  2. Click on the link (in red letters) that says "Click to upload an image from your computer or reuse an image in your personal image library."

  3. Click on the Browse button, navigate through your computer's files to the image file you want to upload, and select it.  The file location should then appear in the Browse box.

  4. Click on the Upload Image button. The image will be added to your Image Library and will appear with all of your other images.

  5. Click on the image and then hit the Insert button. 
  6. Depending on how you want to align the image, you can then either leave the alignment at "Not Set" or change it.  (See Aligning Images & Text for more information.)

NOTE: If you upload a new image but do not want to insert it immediately, just close the Image Manager box and hit cancel.  The uploaded image will remain available in your Image Library for later insertion into this or other guides.

Creative Commons Explained

To make sure you are not using images illegally, check the Creative Commons logos:

Creative Commons Trademark

"Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright."


Attribution icon Attribution means:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work - and derivative works based upon it - but only if they give you credit.

Noncommercial icon Noncommercial means:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work - and derivative works based upon it - but for noncommercial purposes only.

No Derivative Works icon No Derivative Works means:
You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.

Share Alike iconShare Alike means:
You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.