FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
It's Easy to Add Images To Your Articles; Here's How.
It's quick and easy to add images to your articles-- when and where you want.
First, keep in mind that you must not use images without permission, so images from AP, for example, can't be used. And you must provide attribution for the image.
There are plenty of great sources to find images where permission is automatically given:
Our favorite sources are
- screen grabs from C-SPAN - YouTube videos and
Here's a tutorial on using flickr. How to Add Flickr Images to Your Article
There are actually several ways to add images.
The fastest way is available when you are entering your article. In the same text box where you are entering your article, you'll find two image icons in the tool bar at the top.
Browse to the Image You Want To Upload: One icon looks like a video screen with a green arrow. That lets you browse to the spot on your hard drive where you have the image, and then upload it. A third party website is used to host the image. There is a limit on the file size, but most images that fit in an article will be the right size. Please be sure to use an image size, pixels-wise, that fits our formatting-- nothing bigger than 640 pixels wide.
Just position your cursor on the text entry field where you want the image to appear and then click on the icon. Click the Browser button. You can then browse your hard drive to find the image and then click on it.
You can also submit the URL of the image, if it is hosted on another site, like flickr or facebook. To do this, use the image icon on the tool bar that looks like a video screen with a pencil-- to the right of the broken chain link icon. That will enable you to plug in the url of an image that's hosted elsewhere on the web. You can usually get that URL by right clicking on the image you want to put in your article.
Again, put your cursor on the article page in the text entry field, where you want the image to go, then click on the icon, fill in the URL (with maybe a little descriptive text) and then click the Submit button.
Be sure you are respecting intellectual property rights. You do this AFTER you click the Preview button when you are finished entering the article. You'll see an accreditation button. Use this button to give proper attribution. Make sure you include a caption and proper credit for the person who took the photo.
The OEN Legacy approach
This last approach was, at one time, the only way to add images to pages, outside of using HTML. Now, it's what we consider our "legacy" technology. Unlike the other approaches, you are limited to images of 100K size or smaller. It's usually a good idea to get your images ready ahead of time. Please keep them under 640 pixels wide.