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Where Stock Images are stored in SharePoint Online

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I have tried looking for where "Stock Images" selected for banners or any other web part use on a SPO page are stored. I am unable to determine this. They are not stored in the Site Assets like other images that are uploaded to a SharePoint site. 

 

Users have requested to be able to re-use an image and want to know how to find it again and I would like to give them a good answer - especially since this group of images seems to change quite frequently.

 

Can someone please direct me to where stock images that are used on a site are stored?

 

 

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@karen_dredske Stock images are browsed online & not stored anywhere in SharePoint tenant.

 

When you add any images on SharePoint pages, images will be stored in Site Assets >> Site Pages (folder) >> Page Name (folder) --> Images will be stored in this subfolder

 

Note: The page folder is not created until you upload at least one image on a page.

 

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@ganeshsanap I appreciate your response, but you didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. That image has to be stored somewhere for it to appear repeatedly over time on that web page. I would like to know where it is stored.
Images used in modern SPO pages are stored in the Site Assets Document Library in the site
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@karen_dredske Stock images used in page banner or in image web parts are not stored in site assets library.

These images are hosted on public CDN by Microsoft & displayed using CDN URL.

 

For example, the image highlighted below is displayed using CDN URL as below: 

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Images uploaded from your computer will be stored in Site Assets library.


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Thank you @ganeshsanap. This is what I was looking for. The unfortunate part is that I can see from your image that one has to find the URL using developer tools in their browser - which is not a user friendly way for a business user to find it in order to use the image again in the future if the image they want doesn't appear when they enter a key word.

@karen_dredske I agree with your point. User should be able to reuse the previously used stock images.

 

Either there should be an option to store images in site assets or search images using specific keywords in future also.

I would suggest you to submit the feedback/idea for this on SharePoint feedback portal: SharePoint feedback portal 


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@ganeshsanap Had the same question, right clicking on the image, copy link will give you the URL (in my case), however, that doesn't help me as when I try to use it in a page with 'From link' I get the error message 'we only support links from within your organisation' because the images are stored in a CDN which is global

@Ann_B1815 Yes, unfortunately it does not work.

 

Try this: 

  1. Open the copied URL directly in new browser tab
  2. Right click on image and use "Save image as..." option to save the image
  3. Use "Upload" option while adding image instead of "From link"

Note: You can use w=800 query string parameter in URL to get the different size images.

For example

 

https://media.akamai.odsp.cdn.office.net/centralindia1-mediap.svc.ms/transform/thumbnail?provider=url&inputFormat=jpg&docid=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.hubblecontent.osi.office.net%2Fm365content%2Fpublish%2F007661b8-0711-426b-af1b-ff30e6b85a9f%2F1092821342.jpg&w=800

 


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