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IMCE is an image/file uploader and browser that supports personal directories and quota.


  • Basic file operations: upload, delete
  • Image(jpg, png, gif) operations: resize, create thumbnails, preview
  • Support for private file system
  • Configurable limits for user roles: file size per upload, directory quota, file extensions, and image dimensions
  • Personal or shared folders for users
  • Permissions per directory
  • Ftp-like directory navigation
  • File sorting by name, size, dimensions, date
  • Tabbed interface for file operations
  • Keyboard shortcuts(up, down, insert(or enter), delete, home, end, ctrl+A, R(esize), T(humbnails), U(pload)).
  • Built-in support for inline image/file insertion into textareas
  • Multiple file selection(using ctrl or shift)
  • Ajax file operations
  • Themable layout using tpl files

How to integrate into WYSIWYG editors

WYSIWYG API (CKEditor, TinyMCE, etc.): Install IMCE Wysiwyg API bridge and enable IMCE as a plugin in WYSIWYG administration.
CKEditor(standalone module): Admin->Settings->CKEditor profile->File browser settings->IMCE integration

Known issues

  • IMCE may have problem working with Google Analytics and Secure pages modules. Just make sure to add *imce* path to the exceptions list of these modules.
  • If IMCE has issues with your custom theme, use ThemeKey Module to set Garland theme for *imce* path:
    drupal:path = %token
    drupal:path:wildcard token * imce
  • If you have problems with Filefield Sources and IMCE integration you should have a look at this issue and review the last patch provided.. Use IMCE for File Field


  • Transliteration: Cleans file names by converting unicode characters to us-ascii which is more URL-friendly.


A demo showing IMCE integrated into CKEditor.

Warning! Private file system security

By default IMCE does not apply any access restrictions while serving the files under the private files directory. This allows anonymous access to any file(/system/files/filename) unless there is a module applying restrictions. You can switch on/off private file serving of IMCE at the administration pages. This does not apply to Public file system which is Drupal's default.

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