When uploading multiple images using Batch upload, there is no ability to add alt text at once. Is there a way to allow/add distance alt text to multiple images during upload without having to open and edit each item? Can we achieve this using SPE?


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Simpler Way:

You can put $name to the alt field in the standard value of an image /sitecore/templates/System/Media/Unversioned/Image/__Standard Values. This way if content authors forget to fill the alt field during upload or in the case of batch upload, it is pre-filled with the file name.

Sitecore Powershell way:

The above method will work for future uploads but if you want to populate the alt tags for already media files, you can run below powershell script:

$mediaItemContainer = Get-Item "master:/sitecore/media library/MyImages"
    $items = $mediaItemContainer.Axes.GetDescendants() | Where-Object { $_.TemplateID -ne [Sitecore.TemplateIDs]::MediaFolder -and $_.Fields["Alt"] -ne $null } | Initialize-Item
foreach($item in $items) {
        if(-not($item."Alt")) {
           $item.Fields["Alt"].Value = $item.Name
           $item.Editing.EndEdit() }
  • Thank you. This solved the issue. But client is looking for the classic upload which we used to have earlier. Commented Mar 2, 2022 at 10:18
  • See this thread to move to classic upload in media library : sitecore.stackexchange.com/questions/8880/… Commented Mar 2, 2022 at 10:45
  • Hi Raman, I followed this thread and tried setting up the sc_fv cookie value to 9.0.0. Even tried to delete them. I created a custom pipeline to do the same. But this doesn't seem to work. Any guidance would be helpful Commented Mar 3, 2022 at 13:26

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