To insert an image into your message, first it will need to be uploaded into the Files and Images Manager. After that, it is a matter of deciding how and where in your message you wish to add this image.
This article steps through all the different ways you can insert an image into your email as well as some helpful info on what size your image should be to fit your message correctly. Here is a list of what we will be covering (click to skip ahead):
- Inserting an image into a text area
- Inserting an image into an image component
- Inserting a paragraph image
- Inserting a header or footer image
- What size should my image be
This method is useful for adding small images into a text area and for adding in buttons to place links on. Please follow these steps to insert an image into a text area:
- Access the message in edit mode.
- Edit an area of text in your email by hovering over the area and selecting the 'Edit Text' option.
- Place your cursor in your email where you would like to insert the image and click the 'Insert Image' icon from the floating tool bar.
- Select the file from the file manager and choose 'Use' from the left corner.
- Set the alignment of the image (if you want it running next to text, choose 'absmiddle' for the alignment) and click 'Insert Image'. You can also set 'Alt text' here for the image too!
- The image will be inserted wherever you had your cursor placed prior to insertion.
An image component is perfect for when you wish to add stand alone images into your message. You can place an image component across the width of the message or have a few image components sitting side by side. Here is how:
- Access the message in edit mode (as shown above).
- Add an 'Image Component' from the 'Content' tab on the right side of the screen, by simply dragging and dropping that component into the required location.
- Click on the component once to access the settings on the right.
- Click 'Select Image' to add an image to this component. (if you wish to replace an image in this component, click the button beside this which looks like a mountain and a sun)
- This will open the file manager so you can select the correct folder and image you wish to add to your email. Click 'Use' to select the image.
- This will add the image to your message and you can format using the settings on the right. If you wish to add alt text or a link on this image these settings are also found on the right.
If you want to change an image which is already there, just hover your mouse over the image and click the 'Swap Image' button.
A paragraph's image would be used if you have an image that goes with some text. Perfect for when you are providing an image of a product to go with the write up on that product. Please follow these steps to insert a paragraph's image:
- Access the message in edit mode.
- Add a 'Paragraph Component' from the 'Content' tab on the right and click once, or click once on the Paragraph in your message you wish to change the paragraph image in.
- Open up the 'Image' settings on the right. You should see the Image for this Paragraph is switched on.
- If it is the first time you are adding an image to this paragraph you will need to click the 'Select Image' button. If replacing an image in this component, please select the green button that looks like a mountain and a sun.
- This will open the File Manager so you can select the image you wish to use.
- Once inserted, you will see that the new image is now inside the image placeholder for this component.
To change an existing paragraph image, you can again hover over the image and click the 'Swap Image' button that appears.
The Header / Footer Component (found under the Content tab) offers a few different style options:
- Text only
- Image only
- Text and Image
To insert an image in one of these components, please:
- Select to edit the message you require or select a new template to use.
- Click onto the header / footer component once, or add a new header or footer from the Content tab on the right side of the screen.
This will open the settings on the right.
- Select the header / footer style you require. E.g. text / image / or text and image.
- Open up the Image tab underneath.
- Click the image of the green camera to change the image from the default / current selection.
- Select the image from your Files and Images manager, or upload and select.
- You can then format this component with the settings provided (e.g. change alignment of the image, change size etc.)
When placing images in your message, it is recommended to use an image that is the correct size for what is required. The reason for this is, if the image is much larger then the required location in your email message you could find such problems as:
- Blurry / Fuzzy Images displayed
- Deliverability issues where the way the email arrives differs to what you sent
- By having a larger image you would be storing a larger file size in the files and images manager - possibly using up your free storage space
- The larger the file size is the longer it will take for the images to download in your recipient's inbox upon delivery.
Therefore, it is recommended to work out how wide you require the image to be to fit your message and resize the image to the required size.
Determine how wide the image should be:
- If you want your image to be the width of your template, then you need to:
- Determine how wide your message is constrained to (found under Design tab) This is normally between 550 - 650 px wide
- Determine if you have any Margins set for that component by clicking once on the component to access it's settings on the right. Then subtract your left margin and right margin from the message's constrained width
- Determine if you have any Padding set for that component. You will need to subtract your left padding and right padding from the message's constrained width also
- If your Message width is constrained to 650 px wide and your header component has padding of 10 and a margin of 5, then your header image width needs to be 650 - 10 - 10 - 5 - 5 = 620 px wide.
- Determine how wide this component is by clicking onto the component once and looking under the Advanced Settings on the right.
- Determine if you have any Margins set for that component (see first set of screenshots above). You will need to subtract your left margin and right margin from the components width.
- Determine if you have any Padding set for that component (see first set of screenshots above). You will need to subtract your left padding and right padding from the components width also.
- If the component is 275 px wide and your component has padding of 10 and a margin of 5, then the image width needs to be 275 - 10 - 10 - 5 - 5 = 245 px wide.
Once you know what size your images need to be, you can easily resize these using our Image Editor which is found in the Files and Images Manager.