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Uploading images


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Basic information

This article explains how to upload images to Pangea CMS. You can upload one image or multiple images in the same batch.

The following conditions apply for uploading images:

  • Supported file formats are .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, and .png.
  • The maximum size for an individual image is 50 MB.
  • We do not recommend uploading more than 30 images in one batch.

Clear EXIF data

Most devices store metadata (known as EXIF data) with the photos you take. This might include:

  • Location information in the form of GPS coordinates
  • The date and time when the image was taken

When a photo is posted online, anyone can access its EXIF data. Pangea CMS doesn't clear EXIF data on upload. If necessary, you need to clear it manually before uploading a photo.

Access Image upload

Access the Image upload screen via New > Multimedia > Image in the top menu.

You can also hit Upload > Image from the edit screen for text-based content pages.

When you use this method, the Image upload screen opens in a new tab, so you won't lose any unsaved work.

Choose images for upload

Select the image file(s) you want to upload using either method below:

  • (A): Select all the files you want to upload and drag and drop them into the box.
  • (B): Hit Browse files and navigate to the location on your device where the files are saved. Select all the files you want to upload and hit Open.

The upload progress is visible in the Image box. You can start adding metadata while the upload is in progress.

Add the image metadata

You can add the following metadata for each image:

English Title/Caption

Under English Title/Caption, enter the title for the image that will be applied as the default caption whenever the image is used on the site. Enter the title in English to ensure it is understandable for all users.

For information about best practice for creating the English Title/Caption, see the following article:


Under Site, select which site the image belongs to.

Image taken

Under Image taken, select the date when the image was taken. If you are not sure, enable the Unknown slider.


Under Source, it is required to select the original source of the image.

The source is visible in the bottom-right corner when the image is published on the site.

For detailed information about assigning sources and photographers to images, see the following article:


Under Description, optionally provide more details about the image. You can enter the description in any language.

The description is visible only in CMS (not on the public site). Adding an informative description has the following benefits:

  • The image is searchable in CMS based on keywords in the description.
  • The description is a source of information for editors who work with the image.


Under Contributor, optionally assign a contributor to the image. This information is visible only to RFE/RL payroll. The name will not be visible on the public site.


The Photographer drop-down menu appears after you select a source for the image.

Optionally assign a photographer that will be visible in the bottom-right corner when the image is published on the site.

For detailed information about assigning sources and photographers to images, see the following article:

NOTE: If you select RFE/RL as the image source, you see the RFE/RL Photographer drop-down menu instead of Photographer. This list includes only RFE/RL photographers who are employed by RFE/RL.

Use bulk edit

To save time, you can use the bulk edit tool to add the same metadata for multiple images. Follow these steps:

  1. Tick Select all to edit all images. Alternatively, tick each individual image you want to edit.
  2. In the bottom-left corner, select Edit in the Select action drop-down menu. Then, hit Apply.
  3. Add the metadata you want to apply for all selected images, then hit Next.
  4. Check the metadata that will be applied, then hit Apply.

The metadata is applied for the selected images. Add any remaining metadata manually for individual images.

Save the images

You can save the image(s) after providing the following required metadata for every image in the batch:

To save the image(s), hit Save & close.

The images are now available in Pangea CMS.

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