U4-2716 - Feature request: Extend media picker with a field for an alternate description of the image

Created by Jan Skovgaard 25 Aug 2013, 00:08:23 Updated by Kfir Jarufi 24 Feb 2016, 11:42:57

Duplicates: U4-3691

Relates to: U4-4677

It would be nice to be able to add an alternative text (alt text) to an image, when choosing it using the media picker since the same image can be used many times throughout the site in different contexts that requires unique alternative texts.

Currently the only way to add alternative text is by extending the image type with a field for alternative text - if the editor then needs to use the same image but with a different alternative text he will need to make a copy of the image and then change the alternative text, which is a bit messy and can make it hard to maintain a medium to large website.


Allan Kirk 27 Sep 2013, 04:32:01

I agree, this is something we need. The same image can also be used on a multi-lingual site, so we cannot just add the alt text on the media type. For the very same reasons, we need the title-tag too.

Edit: The media picker in the RTE has a field for alt-tag ("name"). This is the feature I would like duplicated on the media picker, but with "alt" and "title".

Rasmus Lynggaard 28 Nov 2013, 20:27:15

This is something that we really need. It's very difficult to have contextual aware alternate text as it is right now.

Judith HD 05 Aug 2014, 09:50:52

I totally agree, you really need the Alt attribute in a cms for usability + SEO.

Jan Skovgaard 05 Aug 2014, 10:18:04

@Judith.HD It's actually more important for accessibility - has nothing to do with usability but as a bonus it's beneficial for SEO as well indeed but the title attribute is suitable for that as well :)

Judith HD 05 Aug 2014, 12:07:35

@JanSkovgaard You're right, mainly accessibility. But also usability (for instance re web buttons).

Kfir Jarufi 24 Feb 2016, 11:42:57

this will be awesome if we will get it !!! its very much necessary

Priority: Major

Type: Feature (request)

State: Duplicate


Difficulty: Normal

Category: Editor

Backwards Compatible: True

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