You can upload images from your computer to Mandala Images. Make sure files are: 

  • in .jpg, .gif, or .jpeg format 
  • less than 2 GB
  • larger than 640 x 480 pixels

Contact for larger files. 

  1. Log in to
  2. Click the Main Menu icon 
    • This icon looks like four horizontal lines on the top right corner of the page
  3. Click Create, then Image
    • The image form will open
    • You can also open a collection, then click Add SHANTI Image
  4. Click Required Image Info
    • Information fields will expand
  5. Click Choose file
    • A file browser will open
  6. Open the image file you want to add
  7. Click Upload
  8. Enter a caption under "Main Caption" 
    • Add a longer description under Description & Notes
  9. Choose a "Type" 
  10. Choose the collection for the image
    • If you created the image from an existing collection page, you can leave this field alone
  11. Add at least one agent
    • An Agent is a type of structured data in Mandala that describes a person. Learn more at Use Agents
  12. Add the url to the license for the image
  13. Fill in the other fields as needed
    • Subject and Place fields use Knowledge Maps
    • External classification schemes are controlled vocabularies outside of Mandala. Mandala lets you tag your images using these classification schemes.  Learn more at Use External Classification Schemes
  14. Click Save
    • Your new image will open
    • Image processing may take a few minutes