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SharePoint Image library

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  • I need to share images to our department using SharePoint site. What is the best way to acheive this. What library i need to create to store images.

    Any help is highly appreciated.

    Monday, March 26, 2012 4:51 PM

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  • Hi

    i recommend you Picture Library

    A good article is this one

    http://www.sharepointblog.com/2010/07/picture-library-vs-asset-library.html

    These are main characteristics

    Picture Libraries have a View Slide Show option.
    Asset Libraries do not have an easy way to view slide shows.

    Picture Libraries have a web service at /_vti_bin/imaging.asmx that includes a number of useful operations including Download and ListPictureLibrary.
    Asset Libraries cannot use this web service.

    The Picture Library uses the Picture Content Type.
    The Asset Library uses the Image Content Type.
    These content types have similar fields.
    Both have Name, Title, Preview, Keywords, Comments, Date Picture Taken, and Picture Size fields.
    The Picture Content Type also has a Preview Image URL field not found in the Image Content Type.
    The Image Content Type also has Author and Copyright fields not found in the Picture Content Type.
    The Content Class returned for Picture Libraries in Search is STS_ListItem_PictureLibrary


    Romeo Donca, Orange Romania (MCSE, MCTS, CCNA) Please Mark As Answer if my post solves your problem or Vote As Helpful if the post has been helpful for you.


    • Edited by romeo doncaMVP Monday, March 26, 2012 5:48 PM
    • Marked as answer by Guru G Monday, March 26, 2012 5:58 PM
    Monday, March 26, 2012 5:47 PM

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  • There is an image library in SharePoint:


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    Monday, March 26, 2012 5:30 PM
  • Hi Guru G,

    There are two libraries that you could use. Asset or picture library.

    Here is two articles that might help you to decide

    SharePoint 2010 Best Practices: Asset vs Picture library

    Managing digital assets overview (SharePoint Server 2010)

    BR

    //Gutke


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    Monday, March 26, 2012 5:38 PM
  • Hi

    i recommend you Picture Library

    A good article is this one

    http://www.sharepointblog.com/2010/07/picture-library-vs-asset-library.html

    These are main characteristics

    Picture Libraries have a View Slide Show option.
    Asset Libraries do not have an easy way to view slide shows.

    Picture Libraries have a web service at /_vti_bin/imaging.asmx that includes a number of useful operations including Download and ListPictureLibrary.
    Asset Libraries cannot use this web service.

    The Picture Library uses the Picture Content Type.
    The Asset Library uses the Image Content Type.
    These content types have similar fields.
    Both have Name, Title, Preview, Keywords, Comments, Date Picture Taken, and Picture Size fields.
    The Picture Content Type also has a Preview Image URL field not found in the Image Content Type.
    The Image Content Type also has Author and Copyright fields not found in the Picture Content Type.
    The Content Class returned for Picture Libraries in Search is STS_ListItem_PictureLibrary


    Romeo Donca, Orange Romania (MCSE, MCTS, CCNA) Please Mark As Answer if my post solves your problem or Vote As Helpful if the post has been helpful for you.


    • Edited by romeo doncaMVP Monday, March 26, 2012 5:48 PM
    • Marked as answer by Guru G Monday, March 26, 2012 5:58 PM
    Monday, March 26, 2012 5:47 PM
  • One thing to consider with the Asset Library is that it has capabilities to read EXIF data that is recorded by cameras onto photographs.  The following blog will explain more.  

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michaelp/archive/2011/05/13/automatic-metadata-extraction-of-digital-assets-in-sharepoint-2010.aspx

    Hope this helps.

    Mario

    Monday, March 26, 2012 7:04 PM