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Upload images

IMPORTANT: 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 does not clear EXIF data on upload, so if necessary, you need to clear it manually before uploading a photo.

First, open the Image upload screen using either method below:

  • Click New > Multimedia > Image in the top menu.
  • Click Upload > Image in the right corner of the edit screen for a text-based content item. When you use this method, the Image upload screen opens in a new tab, so you don't lose any unsaved work.

On the Image upload screen, select the image(s) you want to upload using either method below:

  • Ensure all the files you want to upload are selected, and drag and drop them into the box.
  • Click Browse files, and navigate to the location on your device where the files are saved. Select all the files you want to upload, and click Open.
NOTE: The following conditions apply for uploading images:
  • Supported file formats are .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, and .png.
  • Maximum size for an individual image is 50 MB.
  • We do not recommend uploading more than 30 images in one batch.

As soon as the upload starts, the upload progress is visible in the Image box. You can start adding the image settings while the upload is in progress.

Add image settings

Refer to the sections below:

Manage settings

The following settings are available for each image on the Image upload screen:

NOTE: Settings marked with a red star are required and must be completed before you can save the image(s).

  • (A): English Title / Caption (Required): This text is applied as the default Caption when the image is attached on a content page (for example, as a main image). The text must be in English.
  • (B): Description: This text functions as an internal description for the image that is not visible on the public website. The text can be in any language.
  • (C): Site (Required): The site that owns the image.
  • (D): Contributor: A person who contributed to the photo. The name is not displayed on the public website, but is visible internally to RFE/RL payroll.
  • (E): Image taken (Required): The date when the image was taken. If you do not know, enable the Unknown slider.
  • (F): Source (Required): The organization or entity where the image originates. The source is displayed on the public website.
  • (G): Photographer / RFE/RL Photographer: The person who took the photo. The name is displayed on the public website. This option appears only after you select a Source.
  • (H): Share on USAGM Direct: Share the image via USAGM Direct. Before enabling this option, ensure that the the legal agreement with the image owner allows the image to be shared via third parties.
NOTE: For detailed information about contributors, sources, and photographers, see the following article:

Click Save & close to confirm and apply your preferences.

Bulk editing

You can complete a setting once, then apply the setting for multiple images. For example, you might want to apply the same Image taken setting for all images in the batch. Follow these steps:

  1. Tick each image you want to edit, or tick Select all to edit all images.
  2. Select Edit in the bottom-right corner.
  3. Complete the settings you want to apply for all selected images, then click Next.
  4. Check the settings that will be applied, and click Apply.

The settings are now applied for the images you selected. You can complete any additional settings individually for each image.

Upload images from external agencies

Pangea CMS lets you upload images from the following external agencies:

  • AP (Associated Press)
  • Reuters

External images are available via the Attach dialog, which appears whenever you need to attach an image while editing a content item. For example, the Attach dialog appears when you add the main image for a content item, or when you embed an image on a content page.

To upload an external image via the Attach dialog:

  1. Select External in the left panel.
  2. Adjust the search filters in the left panel according to your preferences. Then, click Search to refresh the search results.
  3. Click + Attach (the plus icon) in the tile for the image you want to upload.

The Image upload dialog appears. The upload process should take a few seconds. However, it might take longer, depending on the speed of your network.

When the upload is complete, the image is attached automatically on the content page. The image is also uploaded as an internal image for your site. You can find and edit the image using the Pangea CMS Search tool.

Further recommendations

The following articles might be helpful:

Pangea CMS Guide

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