Edit a media item

Current version: 9.1

In the Media Library, you can edit media items such as images, documents and videos either using Sitecore tools such as the Image Editor for images or with other applications that you have installed on your computer such as Microsoft Word for documents or Photoshop for images.

This topic outlines how to:

Edit a media item from the Media Library

To edit a media item from the Media Library:

  1. In the Media Library, navigate to the item that you want to edit.

  2. On the Media tab, in the Media group, click Edit. The icon changes depending on the type of media item selected. For example:

    • If the media item is a Word document, you see a pencil as the associated icon. This opens the document in Microsoft Word.

    • If the media item is an image, you see an artist’s palette. This opens the image in the Sitecore Image Editor.

  3. When you have finished editing your media item, save your changes and close the editor.

  4. In the Media Library, click Save.

Open and edit an image from the Image Editor

To open an image for editing in the Image Editor:

  1. Click the Sitecore Start menu.

  2. Click All Applications and then click Image Editor.

  3. In the Image Editor, in the ribbon, click Open.

  4. In the Select Media dialog box, select the image that you want to edit and click Select.

    You can find the image that you want to edit in the left menu, or you can use the filters or the search functionality. Alternatively, you can click Upload media to upload a new image.

Edit an image in an image field

To edit an image in an image field:

  1. In the Content Editor or the Experience Editor, navigate to the item or page that you want to edit. To edit the image properties:

    • In the Content Editor, on the Content tab, scroll to the field that contains the image and click Properties.

    • In the Experience Editor, click the image that you want to edit, and in the floating toolbar that appears, click Modify Image Appearance .

  2. In the Image Properties dialog box make the relevant changes to:

    • The Alternate Text field - enter the text that will appear when the image cannot be displayed.

    • The Dimensions section - specify the dimensions that the image should be displayed in, if they differ from the actual size of the image.

    • The Space section - specify how much space should be placed around the image.

  3. To edit the image itself, you must open the image in the Image Editor, where you can crop, resize, flip, and rotate the image. To open the Image Editor:

    • In the Content Editor, on the Content tab, scroll to the field that contains the image and click Edit image.

    • In the Experience Editor, click the image that you want to edit, and in the floating toolbar that appears, click More and then Edit the related item. This opens the item in the Content Editor, from where you can scroll to the field that contains the image and click Edit image.

    Note

    You can also edit the image with any image editor that is available on your local computer.

  4. When you have finished with editing the image, save your changes.

  5. To see your changes to the image:

    • In the Content Editor, save your changes.

    • In the Experience Editor, click the System menu , and then Exit to return to the Experience Editor.

    Important

    All the changes that you make are applied to the version of the image that is stored in the Media Library and not just the copy that is shown on your web page.

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