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• How to Add Images and slideshows to articles

There are two ways to add images to articles: One is to illustrate the article with a main photo or slideshow, the other is to embed an image inside an article. The difference is simple: Adding an image to an article will also create a preview on the front page of DigitalJournal.com, while embedding it will show the image in the middle of the text inside an article.
This section will explain how to add an image and slideshows to articles (if you want to embed images click on the next grey bubble at the bottom of this page titled "How to embed images inside articles").
Getting started...
Click on any news story on DigitalJournal.com, and near the headline of the article you will see a link to "Add images." Even if you didn't write an article on DigitalJournal.com, you can still illustrate it.
Uploading an image on Digital Journal
Uploading an image on Digital Journal
Upload your own images
This step will help you add an image (or images in a slideshow) as the main illustration for an article. Follow these steps if you want the article to have a main image, with small preview pics also on the front page of DigitalJournal.com:
When you click the "Add image" link, you’ll see a pop-up screen that allows you to 1) Upload a new image or batch of images or 2) Search our database of images to select a previously uploaded image. If you are uploading an image, fill in the details of who took or created the image, what license should be applied to it (i.e. "public domain" or "Creative Commons"), keywords, a title and description. You can batch upload a number of images at once from this screen and the same details you provide (such as license and attribution, etc.) will be applied to all images at once.
Uploading an image on Digital Journal
Uploading an image on Digital Journal
Once the image is uploaded, you will see a thumbnail of the image along with the details you provided. On the image thumbnail, we also let you "set focal point" – you select where the action is happening in the image. This is important because we use various thumbnail sizes on the site so setting the focal point ensures you always have the most important part of the image in view (in the previews that show on the front page of DigitalJournal.com).
Uploading an image on Digital Journal
Uploading an image on Digital Journal
Once you have your focal point set, click "Select Image" and you’re done -- it's been added to the news story. If you uploaded a few images, you can click "Add image" again, and all of your uploads appear in the "My Uploads" link; click on the thumbnail, check your focal point and click "Select image" again and your second image will be added to the article.
Use images from our database
Click on "Add image" near the headline of an article or and in the pop-up screen you will see a link to "Search database." Enter in a keyword here for the type of image you are looking for and our database will provide you a number of image thumbnails that fit your search terms. (e.g. Type in “doctor” to find various images of doctors and health-care photography).
Uploading an image on Digital Journal
Uploading an image on Digital Journal
You can click on the thumbnails to see bigger previews and read the descriptions associated with them. Once you've found an image you like, click on the "Select Image" and your image will be added. If you want to add more than one image, do the same steps again and select another image. An automatic slideshow will be created for you because you can add as many images to an article as you like.-- you can now select how big the image will be inside your article, choosing between small, medium or large (if the image you uploaded is small, our system will detect that size limit and only offer you a choice between small and medium, for example). So make your choice and we will generate a code and place it inside your article. The code will look something like this: {image(XXXXX,center,large)} and you can change "center" to be "left" or "right" to position smaller thumbnails off to the side and have text wrap around it. Your image will appear as soon as you click "Save & View" on an article draft.
To add another image inside your article, just follow these steps again. If you don't have an image but want to include one inside your article you can search for one.

• How to Embed Images inside articles

There are two ways to add images to articles: One is to illustrate the article with a main photo or slideshow, the other is to embed an image inside an article. The difference is simple: Adding an image to an article will also create a preview on the front page of DigitalJournal.com, while embedding it will show the image in the middle of the text inside an article.
This section will explain how to embed images inside articles. If you want to add an image and create a slideshow as well as create a preview on the front page, click on the grey bubble above this one (titled "How to add images and create slideshows on articles").
Getting started...
Embedding images can only be done by an article's author. If you are not the author of the article, you should follow the steps in the grey bubble listed above (titled "How to add images and create slideshows on articles").
To embed an image: From within the edit/draft window, simply click your mouse cursor inside the body of your article where you want the image to appear. Then click the small green camera icon from within the edit window on your news article (Note, only a news article's author can embed images inside their posts).
Digital Journal Image Upload Tutorial
In addition to adding images on to an article or blog post to create a slideshow, you can also embed them along with the text.
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Once you've clicked the small green camera icon button you get a pop-up screen that will ask you to 1) Upload a new image or batch of images or 2) Search our database of images to select a previously uploaded image. If you are uploading an image, fill in the details of who took or created the image, what license should be applied to it (i.e. "public domain" or "Creative Commons"), keywords, a title and description. You can batch upload up to four images at once from this screen and the same details you provide (such as license and attribution, etc.) will be applied to all four images at once.
Once it's uploaded, you will see a thumbnail of the image along with the details you provided. On the image thumbnail, we also let you "set focal point" which means you select where the action is happening in the image. This is important because we use various thumbnail sizes on the site so setting the focal point ensures you always have the most important part of the image in view without being cropped.
Uploading an image on Digital Journal
Uploading an image on Digital Journal
Once you have your focal point set, click "Select Image" and you're almost done -- you can now select how big the image will be inside your article, choosing between small, medium or large (if the image you uploaded is small, our system will detect that size limit and only offer you a choice between small and medium, for example).
Digital Journal Image Upload Tutorial
Once you've selected the image to be embedded in your article or blog, choose how big you want the image to be. You can select small, medium or large.
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So make your choice and we will generate a code and place it inside your article. The code will look something like this: {image(XXXXXX,center,large)} and you can change "center" to be "left" or "right" to position smaller thumbnails off to the side and have text wrap around it.
Digital Journal Image Upload Tutorial
Once you've placed your image inside the body of your article or blog, you will see a tiny bit of code. This is the code for your image so once the article or blog is activated your image will display.
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Your image will appear as soon as you click "Save & View" on an article draft.
Digital Journal Image Upload Tutorial
This is what an embedded image looks like inside an article or blog post on DigitalJournal.com
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To add another image inside your article, just follow these steps again. If you don't have an image but want to include one inside your article, you can search for one.
Click on the small green camera icon from within the edit window on your news article (Note, only an article's author can embed images inside their posts) and the pop-up screen will display a field for you to "Search database."
Digital Journal Image Upload Tutorial
If you don't have a photo of your own to use with your article or blog, simply search our database and use an existing photo!
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Enter in a keyword here for the type of image you are looking for and we will show you a number of image thumbnails that fit your search terms. You can click on the thumbnails to see bigger previews and read any descriptions associated with them. Once you've found an image you like, click on the "Select Image" and you can select how big the image will be when embedded (same as above) and in a few clicks you have your image code embedded for you.

• Upload image(s) from your mobile

You can submit images from your mobile device using a secret email address assigned just for you. This secret email address should be kept confidential, as it uploads directly to your account and is intended for you only.
To give the image a description, simply write something in the email's subject line. Once uploaded, your image(s) will have an "All Rights Reserved" license applied to it, with your name in the Attribution field.
You can change any of the details for the image, including keywords, description, license and focal point by visiting the full DigitalJournal.com website at any time.
To view your secret email address or to generate a new address, go to http://m.digitaljournal.com/ on your mobile phone and click Images > Upload image.

• What images am I allowed to upload?

As a news site, we’re primarily looking for news-related photos or images related to current events. It might be a photo of a politician, a new gadget or even something from a conference.
We also accept more general shots of people, places and things that illustrate issues of the day. A pet food recall could use a generic shot of a dog; Olympics reportage will need photos of an athlete; and news from a particular city can be illustrated with an image of a famous landmark.
Copyrights
Make sure you own the rights to the photo(s) you are uploading. If you didn’t take the photo(s), be sure you use an image with the appropriate Creative Commons license (or permission) and credit the source. Do not upload copyrighted material unless you have explicit permission from the image’s original author (crediting the source is not good enough).
Do not submit
We do not accept photos with full-frontal nudity, genitalia, pornography, crude or indecent language, offensive or inappropriate content as deemed inappropriate in the sole judgement of Digital Journal, Inc. These photos will be removed and your account could be closed without warning.
Copyright holders
DigitalJournal.com respects copyrights. If you believe any of your content was used on this site without your permission please let us know by clicking on Contact Us at the bottom of the page. We will respond to any copyright owners’ concerns in good faith and remove materials in the case of infringement.

• What else you can do with images

Want to upload an image without attaching it or embedding it in an article?
Click on the "Upload Image" link at the top of the page and you will be prompted to upload a photo from your computer. Fill in the details of who took or created the image, what license should be applied to it (i.e. "public domain" or "Creative Commons"), keywords, a title and description.
Digital Journal Image Upload Tutorial
Once you've uploaded an image be sure to set a focal point. This sets a crosshair on the most important part of the image where the action or center of attention should be.
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You can batch upload multiple images at once from this screen and the same details you provide (such as license and attribution, etc.) will be applied to all four images at once. Once it's uploaded, you will see a thumbnail of the image along with the details you provided. On the image thumbnail, we also let you "set focal point" which means you select where the action is happening in the image. This is important because we use various thumbnail sizes on the site so setting the focal point ensures you always have the most important part of the image in view without anything being cropped. If you uploaded multiple images, click on each of them to set the focal points.
Once you have your focal point set, click "Close" and you're done. You've uploaded your images and they are now searchable on the site (if it's used on any news article you get full credit).
Commenting, voting and seeing where an image is being used
In order to comment on a photo you found interesting, just click on it from within an article or and you will be taken to a page that lists all the image’s details. You can now share your opinion with the photographer!
Lower on the page you will also see text reading "Featured In" with links beside it. This shows you what articles are showing the image.
Also, all images can be "upvoted" which means if someone else likes your image, they can promote it with a vote. This pushes a photo to the front page of DigitalJournal.com where readers can enjoy your visual masterpiece in the “Top Images” widget.
Create albums
The title speaks for itself: Group your images together based on themes or events. Anyone who checks out one of your images can see your other related work.
Digital Journal Image Upload Tutorial
Upload images to DigitalJournal.com and arrange them in albums sorted by theme or date.
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As soon as you upload an image you will be asked if you want to create an album, and you can add images to that album at any time. You can also add images to other members' albums if they've left it open for collaboration.
Other people using your images
What’s one of the benefits of a community of Citizens and Digital Journalists helping each other? When you write an article, other people can search through our image database and use your uploaded images to illustrate their work. You keep the credit on the photo, and you get even more attention on photos you've previously submitted. You can also see where your images are being used by clicking on an image to see its details. More credit. More pageviews. More attention. Sweet, isn't it?