Ability to add images to the CMS from the Asset Manager

When adding images to a collection within the designer, you have the ability to choose existing images which have already been uploaded via the asset manager in addition to the current ability to upload new images.

  • Craig Teel
  • Jan 31 2017
  • Ash commented
    27 Mar 10:11pm

    You're kidding? How has webflow even grown to this size without this feature? I keep coming back every 2 years and finally decided to go ahead with a project thinking Webflow is cooked enough.

    Yet here we are. Basic basic basic feature, which devs have been notified of from 2017.

    Does Webflow even care?

  • Alan McDonnell commented
    7 Mar 08:28pm

    While running through a client handover the other day, I was left completely red faced when someone asked “and I assume we can just add pictures from the media library?”

    I have sold the concept of Webflow to a number of clients over the years, but issues like this keep coming up and makes justifying remaining on the platform and paying for annual renewals more difficult. I love Webflow, but I feel this is an oversight that needs to be addressed.

  • Sean McArthur commented
    29 Feb 10:23pm

    Yes please - this is an essential addition to CMS functionallity.

  • Scott Macpherson commented
    18 Feb 04:45pm

    Please get this working!

  • Luke Earnshaw commented
    14 Feb 12:46pm

    Uploaded 200 images into various organised folders to now realise I can't simply select them? Now have to re-upload them and they end up anywhere 😩

  • Petter Gustavsen commented
    31 Jan 11:50am

    Let's get these basics working asap 🚀.

  • Holly Barry Bobula commented
    15 Jan 04:57am

    PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE, for the love of God. 🙏 Webflow is so awesome at so many things, but it is just unfathomable we can't do this.

  • Lydia Krogh commented
    29 Dec, 2023 06:40pm

    I cannot add images from assets to CMS nor can I add alt text in the CMS panel to a single image (however, I can add alt text to multi-images). Without this feature I can't make my website fully accessible even on the CMS plan.

  • OVA Architects commented
    12 Dec, 2023 10:26pm

    come on

  • Michael Radke commented
    28 Nov, 2023 11:34am

    6 years later and it's still not a thing... why

  • Lucian Chevallier commented
    15 Nov, 2023 08:07am

    This would be a great feature 🙌🏻 yes please!

  • Susi Brydon commented
    1 Nov, 2023 11:41pm

    I'm reiterating the sentiment from everyone below. i can't believe this is not a feature in the CMS...!!

  • Meredith Sells commented
    21 Oct, 2023 08:50pm

    After spending the last 30 minutes trying to figure out how to add my already loaded images from the asset manager I find this page...... there's no way this isn't a feature? i'm completely in shock. I feel cheated and almost wish we picked a different platform.

  • Jonas Modin commented
    14 Oct, 2023 04:24pm

    Moving to Webflow from Wordpress.
    From a free tool to one that isn't.

    This was a feature i believed so basic I didn't even bother to check if it was included.
    Fix this or will look at other options.

  • Silas commented
    13 Oct, 2023 10:00am

    I'd rather have this than some of the new features that have been presented at the keynote! Please Webflow, make it happen!

  • Hello Designshot commented
    29 Sep, 2023 08:58am

    2023 and we're still waiting for what should be a basic feature... Come on webflow, let us use pictures from the Assets library in our CMS collections >_<

  • Sean Horvath commented
    2 Sep, 2023 06:19pm

    Weird that it isn't, particularly because you can add images to the Design Assets via API. Which is why the API includes a field to add the alt. text (I use Make to automate via API, I don't code), but that field does nothing with the alt. text you add if the image is being sent to a CMS collection field.

    AKA if this feature existed (1) it would it ensure our images are always easily compressed and (2) we could eliminate an entire extra CMS form field for EVERY IMAGE on the template or used elsewhere dynamically on static pages.

    It is not crazy inefficient that an Image being added to CMS requires two fields just because of the alt. text. unless you feel like wasting time adding them manually to the images in Designer?!

    Hello, Webflow — I thought part of the brand mission was about quick and efficient website development? Because there are two rather high priority UI features that directly impact achieving Webflow brand goals.

    Particularly strange for a site so otherwise focused on UI/UX for both the designer and subsequent website visitors.

    Disappointing.

  • Stevie Lee commented
    23 Aug, 2023 02:24pm
    Absolutely ridiculous that this feature hasn't always existed. This is a fundamental feature of any content management system. Can't get it!
  • Niels Bakhuis commented
    2 Aug, 2023 10:51am

    I'm hoping this function, along with other simple editing features that should've been added a long time ago, will be released or at least talked about at the Webflow Conference in October. 🥴

  • Wadim Suslow commented
    31 Jul, 2023 07:38pm

    Can't believe this was not done yet. Come on!

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