Adding images

Adding your own images to Trove

Did you know that you can add your own images to Trove to help build the record of Australian life? These could be scanned images of your Australian relatives, or photos of Australian people, places, events, fauna and flora. To add your photos all you need to do is join Flickr and upload your photos there, then add them to the 'Trove: Australia in Pictures' group. Images are harvested from Flickr and then loaded into Trove three times a day. If you want your real name to show in Trove make sure you put your name into your Flickr profile.

Follow these steps

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in to Flickr, or sign up if you are not already a member
  3. To activate your Flickr account you will need to load at least 5 photos
  4. Visit the Trove: Australia in Pictures group, by searching for ‘Trove’ under the ‘groups’ tab in Flickr, or by following this link:Trove: Australia in Pictures
  5. Click on the ‘Join this group’ link and follow the prompts
  6. Read through the group descriptions for guidelines about contributing to Trove, including information on captions, tags and licences
  7. Upload your images to Flickr
  8. If you flag your photos ‘hide this photo from public searches’ your photos cannot be transferred into Trove
  9. Add your images to the Trove group by clicking on the ‘send to group’ icon located above each of your images in your personal pool
  10. Remember to add accurate tags and descriptions to your photos because those are what the search is based on.

Can I supply you with cover art for my book?

The cover art on Trove is supplied by Amazon and Nielsen BookData (pdf), so the best way to add cover art to Trove is through one of their contribution programs.