Managing Files 2.0

When adding items to your archive, often you will upload one or more files (images, documents, et al) associated with that item.

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File Types

Omeka accepts most files and file types. If you are having difficulty or receiving MIME Type errors, please see more information about adjusting the MIME Types or Accepted File Extensions in Managing_Security_Settings_2.0.

If you are using multimedia files (audio and video), please see the documentation for supported media files

File Display Order

Once files are added to an item, you may click and drag the files into the preferred display order for both public and admin item pages.

Files with Thumbnails

Thumbnail previews are created for all files types in Omeka 2.0. If you have access to the config.ini file, you can manage thumbnail configuration

File Size Limitations

Please check with your server administrator, because these settings are server specific and not imposed by the Omeka system.

These limitations vary from server to server and we cannot change this for you. If you have a problem uploading files, please first check with your hosting service or your local server administrator.

Batch Add Files

To upload more than one file at a time, you may download and install the Dropbox plugin. It allows you to upload multiple files directly into a folder on your server that you can then add in the items admin interface. Learn how to use the Dropbox_2.0


File Metadata

You may add full Dublin Core metadata for every file uploaded.

To add metadata, click the Edit button found to the right of the file name in admin/items/edit. You also may view or edit file metadata from the admin/items/show by clicking the file name under the heading "File Metadata."