Ideas for Arc XP

It shall be possible to modify the 'Alt text' of a picture directly from Composer

For SEO purposes, it is key that published pictures have the 'Alt Text' filled with appropriate information.

This text is dependent on the standpoint addressed in the story and consequently, is likely to be adapted by the journalist when writing his story.

Wished behavior:

  • the modal that opens after clicking on 'Edit info' of a picture in Comopser shall include the 'Alt text' field

  • it shall be possible to have a different 'Alt text' for a picture when it is published in different stories. The Alt text then becomes a contextual information of a picture inside a story.

  • the Alt text shall be mandatory for any published piccture

  • Guillaume Lefebvre
  • May 10 2020
  • Needs more information
Categories Layout, New Functionality
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  • Paddy Logue commented
    12 Jul 03:18pm

    Hi this ticket is labeled 'Needs more information'. Can you specify what information is required ?

  • Paddy Logue commented
    14 Feb 04:25pm

    This would be a big win for our editorial workflows and for maximum accessibility for all readers


  • John Sahly commented
    28 Dec, 2021 01:35pm

    This would be a huge win for our newsroom if this functionality could be added

  • Arnstein Andreassen commented
    18 Mar, 2021 03:22pm

    we would also like to have this and see the actual alt_text used in a for a a featured_media item within composer. For one of our feeds, the images that follow the stories have their captions and alt_text added to the the featured_media in the story, not the image. And in that situation, we have nowhere to edit the alt text.

  • Guillaume Lefebvre commented
    9 Nov, 2020 11:38am

    Yes I do.

  • Guillaume Lefebvre commented
    3 Jul, 2020 06:41am

    Hi Lawrence,

    Indeed I would to see the alt text field when editing a story in Composer and be able to edit it from Composer directly.

    The objective is to be able to contextualize the alt text of the picture according to my story.

  • Admin
    Lawrence Tsai commented
    3 Jun, 2020 07:44pm

    Hi Guillaume - Thank you for your submission. Just to confirm, are you asking for the ability to see the alt text set for that image and override it (if an editor chooses to) in Composer for the image in the story? Thanks!