Understanding embedded, attached, and uploaded images

Images attached to content or uploaded as content are handled and displayed differently than images that are inserted by using the insert image option.

Embedded images

You can embed images in some content types by clicking the Insert Image (Insert Image) icon in the content editor. Embedded images show up in the content itself. You can embed up to 50 images by default.

An embedded image can display as a thumbnail if it's too big, based on the maximum height and width you specify in the image settings. To modify the way embedded images are handled, see Configuring Support for Images and Attachments.

Attached images

You can attach various kinds of files, including images, to most content types. Attached files show up as links at the bottom of published content so that others may click to view the attachment. When a user attaches an image, a preview of the image shows with its link. Previewing makes it easier for people to see whether it's the image they want before clicking its attachment link. The maximum preview size is set by default to a 25-pixel square. Attached images that are larger are made smaller to fit inside this square.

By default, you can attach up to 30 items of any file type, including images, to any piece of content, with a maximum attachment size of 51200 KB.

The settings for attachments are configured by the Jive administrator. You can contact Support to make necessary changes. For more information, see Getting started with the new Jive Support Portal on Worx.

Uploaded images

You can upload images to the community by selecting the pencil icon > Files. When you upload an image to a place, the image is added to the Images tab of the place. From here, you can create collections of images. For more information about collections, see Images and Collections in Jive Places in the User Guide.