Large Image Content Model




Large Image Content Model Supported File Formats

  • tiff

  • tif

  • jp2

  • jpeg

  • jpg


Adding a Large Image

  • Login to

  • Navigate to the collection to which you want to add your image.

  • Click the "Manage" tab.


  • Under the "Overview" button, select "Add an object to this Collection".


  • Select "Islandora Large Image Content Model" from the "Select a Content Model to Ingest" dropdown menu and click "Next".


  • You will be taken to the CTDA MODS form.


  • The first required field you need to populate is the title of your image.

  • The next required field is the "Resource Type", which should be "still image".

  • The third required field in the form is "Digital Origin". You should leave "reformatted digital" in this field if the image you are uploading is a scan of a physical image.

  • The fourth required field is the "Held By" field. Select your institution from the dropdown menu.


  • The final required field is the "Rights" field. Choose your institution from the dropdown menu. If you do not have a customized rights statement, select "Creative Commons NC-BY".


  • Click "Next" and the next page is where you will upload your object.

  • Click "Choose file" and find the image file you want to ingest.


  • Once you have chosen your file, click "Upload".


  • Finally click "Ingest".


  • After your image file has been ingested, you will be taken to the page containing your file. From this page you can manage your object.

Manage Your Object

To learn how to manage your object, visit the Managing Objects in the Repository Guide.

 Video Guide: Large Image Content Model

Datastreams for Large Image Objects




Default Fedora relationship metadata


MODS record filled out during ingest


Dublin Core record


Original TIFF or JP2 file uploaded


JPEG 2000 derivative created by ImageMagick or Kakadu


Medium-sized JPEG created by ImageMagick and used in the standard image viewer


Thumbnail icon created from the image during the ingest process



To lean more about Datastreams, visit the Datastream Guide.