Brightspot Content Types Guide


Images are visual assets that enhance all Brightspot sites, and are used on nearly every page. Brightspot offers a shared image library, plus the ability to upload one-off images—images that are not shared to the library. This topic explains how to add an image to Brightspot.

Before beginning these steps, make sure you save the image on the drive you are working from, or obtain its URL from the internet.

To add an image:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. From the Create list, select Image.
  3. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
  4. Complete your site's workflow and save the image.

If your version of Brightspot includes image recognition, terms associated with the image appear under Brightspot Image Recognition. (For information about image recognition, see Submitting an image or video to Amazon Rekognition.)

After you save your image, you can use it in assets such as articles, galleries, and authors. You can also add images to text you compose in the rich-text editor.

    Field Description
    Internal name Enter an internal name for this asset. Brightspot uses this name internally, such as in the search panel and recent activity widget. This name is not visible to visitors to your site.
    File Do one of the following:
    • To upload an image from your computer, select New Upload. Click Choose and navigate to the image.
    • To link to an image on the Internet, select New URL and paste the image’s link.

    The image must be in one of the following formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPG, PNG, X-PNG, SVG+XML, TIFF, WEBP, or X-TIFF.
    Alt Text

    Alt text appears in a blank box that would normally contain the image if the image does not display. The alt text defaults to the filename. You can modify the alt text if necessary.

    Alt text powers front-end screen reader functionality, and is important for 508 compliance.

    Caption Describes the image. This field defaults to the image's IPTC (Description/Caption) or EXIF (ImageDescription) metadata, if available. You can modify the caption if necessary. Captions are visible to visitors to your site.
    Credit Name of the photographer or graphic artist. This field defaults to the image's IPTC (Credit Line) or EXIF (Exif.Image.Artist) metadata, if available. You can modify the credit if necessary. Credits are visible to visitors to your site.
    Source Agency distributing the image. Enter a source for this image. This text is visible to visitors to your site (depending on the containing asset).
    Copyright Notice Entity holding the copyright. Enter a copyright notice for this image. This text is not visible to visitors to your site.
    Tags Select the tags associated with this asset. This selection is visible to visitors to your site.

    For information about creating a tag, see Tag.

    You can automatically generate tags from assets of this content type. For details, see Auto-generating tags.

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