Insert an Image in Dreamweaver

This Dreamweaver tutorial will show you how to insert an image into your web page using the Insert menu and the Insert Common Elements toolbar. It will also show you how to resize images on your page.

Ever since the appearance of the graphical Web browser, Web designers have been enhancing their pages with graphics and images. Dreamweaver provides more than one way to insert an image on your Web page.

Images may also be used as hyperlinks, opening other pages when the user clicks the image. Images can also have alternate text to help users who cannot view the image identify what the image is about. The alternate text is displayed by text-only browsers and it's what screen readers read with assistive devices.

Web page images must be in one of three formats that browsers recognize and can display. The three main format are the GIF, JPEG, and PNG.

While it is much more efficient to edit images in a full blown image editing program such as Adobe Photoshop or Fireworks, Dreamweaver does provide some tools for resizing and performing simple edits on images that have been inserted into web pages. Note that changing an images size in Dreamweaver does not change the file size of the image.

 

You can resize an image by clicking on the image and then dragging one of the handles (the square black boxes that appear around the edges and one corner of the image). The side handles make the image narrower or wider. The bottom handle drags the image taller or shorter. The corner handles change both the height and width of the image at the same time. You can maintain the height-to-width ratio by holding the shift key down on your keyboard while dragging the corner handle. This will force the image to keep the same proportion as the handle is being dragged.

You can also resize images more precisely and perform other edits in images from the Property Inspector.

Dreamweaver Tutorial: Insert Images Into Your Web Page

Click on the Web page where you want to insert an image. One way to insert an image is to click on Insert on the menu bar and then Image from the drop-down menu.

Dreamweaver Insert Image

Another way to insert an image is to choose the Image icon from the Insert Common Elements toolbar.

Insert Image Icon

From the Select Image Source dialog box, navigate to find the image file that you want to insert and click on the filename. Then click OK.

Dreamweaver select image box

After you select the image, you can enter alternate text for the image.

Dreamweaver image alt text

Click OK and Dreamweaver inserts the image. You can perform additional edits and adjustments by using the Property Inspector.

Dreamweaver Property Inspector

Dreamweaver Tutorial: Resize an Image

Resize an image by selecting it and then dragging one of the resizing handles. Drag the side handle to resize the width, the bottom handle to resize the height, and the corner handle to resize both.

Dreamweaver resize image

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Using The Insert Toolbar
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Creating a Web Site
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Creating a New Web Site
Managing Web Site Definitions

Creating Basic Web Pages
Creating New Web Pages
Opening and Saving Web Pages
Closing Web Pages
Previewing Web Pages

Using Text
Add Paragraphs and Headings
Align Paragraphs and Headings
Formatting Text
Inserting Special Characters

Inserting Hyperlinks
Create Hyperlinks
Create Named Anchors
Create Email Links
Refresh Page & Redirect Users
Linking to files

Using Graphics
Image File Types
Inserting Images
Cropping and Resizing Images
Changing the Brightness and Contrast of an Image
Setting Image Properties
Change Image Size

Using HTML Tables
About HTML Tables and Table Modes
Inserting Tables
Selecting Tables, Rows, Columns, and Cells
Formatting Tables and Cells
Importing Tabular Data
Using Table Design Schemes to Format a Table
Setting Table Colors

Web Site Management
Managing Links
Changing Links Sitewide
Finding and Fixing Broken Links
Site Reports
Using the Files Panel
Getting and Putting Files
Checking In/Out Files
Synchronizing Local and Remote Sites

Cascading Style Sheets
Cascading Style Sheets
Creating CSS Styles
Defining CSS Styles
Using the CSS Panel
Applying and Removing CSS Styles

Using Layers
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Moving and Resizing Layers
Setting Layer Properties
Nesting Layers
Using the Layers Panel

Behaviors
Creating Behaviors
Default Behaviors in Dreamweaver
Targeting Browser Behaviors
Deleting Behaviors
Downloading Behaviors from the Internet
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Using Forms
Understanding Forms and Scripts
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Inserting Text Boxes
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