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Drupal 8 - Media - Image Media Type - Navigate to Manage Fields

1. Navigate to Image Manage Fields Tab

Go to Admin Menu > Structure > Media Types > Image > Manage Fields tab.

Drupal 8 - Media - Image Media Type - Click Edit Button

2. Edit Image Field Settings

Click the Image field's Edit tab.

Drupal 8 - Media - Image Media Type - Overview Image Field Settings Edit Tab

3. Image Field Settings Edit Tab Overview

The default settings should work for most sites:

Label field = leave as is

Help Text field = add help text, if desired

Default Image fieldset

  • Image field = load a default image, if desired
  • Alternative Text field = add default alt text
  • Title field = add optional default title text

Allowed File Extensions field = default are png, gif, jpg, jpeg (additional image file extensions can be added, but these will generally suffice)

File Directory field = the tokens used in this field will automatically store the file in a Year-Month directory

Maximum Image Resolution fields = allows you to set a maximum display size for an image

Minimum Image Resolution fields = allows you to set a minimum display size for an image

Maximum Upload Size field = sets a maximum file size that the system is allowed to upload

Enable Alt Field checkbox = set to true, provides a field to enter alt text in - do not change this

Alt Field Required checkbox = set to true, forces a user to add alternative text - do not change this

Enable Title Field checkbox = set to false, don't enable this unless you know the difference between alternative text and title text (they're not the same)

 

Drupal 8 - Media - Image Media Type - Overview Image Field Settings Tab

4. Image Field Settings Tab

The default settings should work for most sites:

Upload Destination radio button = Public files (Private files directory must be set in set in settings.php and at Admin Menu > Configuration > Media > File System)

Default Image fieldset (same as fieldset in Edit tab)

Allowed Number of Values fields = leave as is