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Add alt text to images

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Generic alt text model associated to files by their path.


  1. Install via pip: pip install django-alttext.

  2. Add alttext to your INSTALLED_APPS.

  3. Run migrations.

  4. Optionally follow the integration instructions that apply to your case.


Using one of the supported integrations staff users will be able to add alt text for images in the admin interface. The app stores a list of alt texts by their associated image path.

In your templates, you can now access the alt text for any file using the alttext filter:

{% load alttext_tags %}
<img src="{{ mymodel.imagefield }}" alt="{{ mymodel.imagefield|alttext }}" >

Mezzanine integration

If you’re using Mezzanine and filebrowser-safe, add alttext.mezzanine to your INSTALLED_APPS before mezzanine.boot to enable alt-text links in the admin. A link to “Edit alt text” will appear next to each FileField in Add and Change forms.


  • Enable the admin list view to manage all AltText instances: settings.ALTTEXT_ADMIN_DISPLAY = True.


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