Linking an image in SharePoint

Office 365 / SharePoint Blog

Oftentimes, when I add an image to one of my blog posts, I add a full screen shot of what I am discussing. The images themselves are often fairly large – between 1000 and 2000 pixels. If I left them that way in the image settings, then the image would take over the page, rather than appear within the blog post.

In order to combat that, I change the width in the image settings options on SharePoint to resize the image to a width of 500 pixels.  When we do that, however, sometimes the detail is lost on what I am trying to show. I could handle that one of two ways: either create a cropped version of the image in PhotoShop or Microsoft Paint, and then upload that into my post; or I can link the smaller view of the image to the actual image and have that open in a new window.

To add the link to the image, you click on the image, then choose the INSERT tab at the top of the page and choose LINK. In this case, you’ll want to use “from SharePoint” and then you need to navigate to the image you just uploaded. This can get a little tricky because you need to have a sense for where images end up once you upload them, and SharePoint is not always consistent in where it puts them. Generally, they appear in the SiteAssets folder on your site, and then from there, check the sub-folders to find your image.

Once you have found your image and linked it, you may not see anything on the page that shows you accomplished the task. However, we need to make sure now to open the link in a new tab, so click on your image again, then go to LINK, and there you set the open in a new tab checkbox.

Alternatively, you can just upload the image file again as an UPLOAD FILE item, and then SharePoint will enter the file name with a link to it.

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