This tutorial will show you three ways to size images: the Simple Method, Setting a Fixed Width, and Editing the Size of an Existing Image.
1. Upload the image to Fireside. Here are instructions on how to upload images.
2. In a newsletter or website page, click to place your cursor where you would like to insert an image. Then, click on the Image Manager icon on the toolbar above.
3. The Image Manager menu will appear. Navigate to the folder where you uploaded the image, and click on the filename of the image.
4. If you would like to include a caption, check the "Include Title" box on the right side of the Image Manager.
5. Also on the righthand side, there is a dropdown box with four different preset options for image sizes: Thumbnail, Small, Medium, Original.
- Thumbnail is the smallest size and usually good for sidebar images.
- Small is great for images in a main content area and leaves room for text wrapping, if desired.
- Medium is best for images that take up most, if not all, of the full width of an email or website page.
- Original provides the highest quality image, but it may be too large. This is best to use if you are going to set a fixed pixel width for the image to shrink it down in size.
Setting a Fixed Pixel Width for an Image:
1. Using the Image Manager, change the image size to Original.
2. At the bottom of the image preview page on the righthand side, click the "Properties" tab.
3. At the top of the Properties tab is a box for setting the image's width. Change the width to the desired size in pixels.
- By default the height will automatically change to keep the same aspect ratio, or proportion, as the original image.
4. There is a maximum pixel width for the main content area and sidebar. If you are unsure of the maximum width for your newsletter or press release template, just pop into the Instant Chat and the Account Team will assist you.
- If you send a test of your newsletter and it looks too wide, that is likely due to the images being wider than the maximum width of your template.
Editing the Size of an Existing Image:
1. Right-click on the image to bring up a new menu.
2. Click on "Properties..."
3. Change the width in pixels to your desired size. The height changes to keep the same aspect ratio, or proportion, as the original image.
4. Click on "OK"
The image should now change to the desired size!
Things that don't work and will mess up your formatting:
- Clicking and dragging the dotted line that surrounds an image to make it appear bigger.
- Clicking and dragging the corners of the image to make it appear smaller.