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Creating Image Batch Data XML Files Using A Text or XML Editor

This page is for ToL contributors who want to batch upload image files to the ToL database. It provides instructions on how to put together the image batch data XML file using a text or XML editor. If you are not familiar with XML, and you have access to Microsoft Excel (Mac or Windows), you will probably find it easier to create your image batch data files using the Excel spreadsheet template.

Download the text-based template for the image data XML file


Here's an example of a small image batch data XML file for two images:

Here's the image batch data template containing a blank record for a single image with all possible image data elements included:

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