#Office365Challenge – Creating a Picture Library in SharePoint. This is a great place to store logos and branding material as well as a place where teams can share photos from events etc.

Day: 80 of 365, 285 left
Tools: SharePoint
Description: Creating a Picture Library in SharePoint

“A place to upload and share pictures.”
See more about Apps: Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 74 – Adding Apps in SharePoint Online

To create your Picture Library, click on the settings wheel > Add an app. Search for Picture or simply click on the icon. I do not create the Library with the name (My Team’s Pictures), I use Acronyms. This keeps the URL short and clean as spaces are replaced with %20. I then rename the application afterwards.

When created, navigate to the app, go to the Library Tab and Library Settings.
In your settings page, go to List name, description and navigation and rename the app. Navigate back to your app by clicking on the name.

To add a picture click Upload and browse for the image you would like to upload, click OK. SharePoint will display the images as thumbnails which are pretty cool. You can change the view to the normal list view by clicking on the view name above the images. Click on the Thumbnail to open the “full” image. If you hover over the image, you’ll see the ellipses (…) to open the property dialogue box, click on the second ellipses to view / change properties.

Tomorrow we’ll take a look at importing spreadsheets.

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.