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SharePoint: Picture Libraries

The Picture Library allows you to upload and manage images. It is very similar to the document library except it is designed specifically for pictures, and displays a thumbnail view. It can be useful to store any diagrams, pictures or charts in image format in this library.

To upload a picture to your Picture Library:

Click Upload --> Upload Picture.


To insert a picture from your Picture Library into a Word Document:

Please note: This feature is currently enabled only in MS Office 2010.
  1. In Microsoft Word, click Insert --> Picture.
  2. In the File name: box at the bottom, enter the main URL of your site or the URL directly to your Picture Library and click Enter.
    Please Note: You may be asked to authenticate with your Windows username and password here.
  3. Navigate to the folder where your pictures are stored, and double-click on the image you would like to use.

To view the Picture Library in a slideshow format:

  1. Select the pictures you would like to view
  2. Click Actions --> View Slide Show
  3. The picture will display, along with navigation tools, and three fields of information: Name, Date Picture was Taken, and Description (if there is one).

To request a SharePoint Site, please fill out this form.


Alternatively, you can email helpdesk@wpi.edu with the following information:

  1. Name of Your Project or Organization
  2. Short Name (suitable for URL): 6-8 characters
  3. Description of Project/Group
  4. Usernames of all group members, separated by semicolons
  5. Anticipated End Date for site
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Last modified: Jun 06, 2012, 08:56 EDT
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