Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Best Practices for LibGuides

Things to consider

General Tips

  • Don't copy and paste (or drag and drop) images.
  • Use the Image Manager Folder 
    • You have a Personal Library as well as a Shared Library.
    • Keep these libraries organized as you would your own files. 
  • Name your image for accessibility and ease of use.
  • Supported file formats: 
    • PNG (transparent backgrounds)
    • GIF


  • Adjust the size of an image using the percentage not a ratio
    • width can be any number (as a percentage)
    • height should always be 100%
    • ignore the preview
  • You can add a border
    • creates a frame around the image
  • Horizontal (HSpace) or Vertical (VSpace)
    • creates elbow room between text and image
  • Alignment 
    • Images can be left or right justified -- can help with text wrapping around or next to an image. 
  • To wrap text around an image: 
    • Select alignment and assign a value for the H and VSpace options. 



SpringShare Help:

Two LibGuides of Help: 

  • A simplified step-by-step guide by BYU Library: How to Add Images
  • A plethora of sources for images by Montana State University Billings Library: Images