What image size should I use in my email? (Modern Editor)

Modern Editor: Image sizes in your email and best sizes to use

 


Topics covered in this article:

What size are the image areas in Modern Editor emails?

Restricting the largest width of an image

Keeping images the uploaded size

Best size for uploaded images

Uploading retina images

 

 

 

What size are the image areas in Modern Editor emails?

 

Image sizes in Modern Editor emails vary depending on the space the image is placed in.

 

Image blocks in Modern Editor will accept any image uploaded into the space. This makes image areas very flexible for the image files you have to work with in your design.

 

In general, follow this rule for your image sizes: heights can vary, widths should be exact for the space or slightly larger.

 

When you want side by side images in Two or Three-Columns to align, make sure the image heights match before uploading the images into the space.

 

This table gives general guidance on what to expect for image sizes:

 

BLOCK TYPE
GENERAL SIZE EXCEPTIONS
Header or Banner images 800px wide Except for starter email E which is 600px wide
Two-Column images 400px wide Except for starter email E which would be 300px wide
Three-Column images 270px wide Except for starter email E which would be 200px wide

 

 

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Restricting the largest width of an image

 

You can set max widths for images when you want to restrict the largest width of the image.

 

1. Click on your image block area from the email preview panel.

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2. Click on Styles to edit styles for 'This block'.

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3. Click open Container.

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4. Inside the Container, update the max width.

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Keeping images the uploaded size

 

There are two options for maintaining the size of the uploaded image:

 

Option 1: You can remove full-width class for images when you want your image to stay the uploaded size, regardless of the email's responsive changes.

 

1. Click on your image block area from the email preview panel.

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2. In the 'class' field, remove full-width.

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Or, another option to keep images the size uploaded...

 

Option 2: Use text blocks instead of image blocks to upload images that are specific sizes.

 

1. Click on your text block area from the email preview panel.

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2. First, place your cursor in the text area where you would like the image to go. From the edit content window, click on Add and then click the image option.

 

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3. You can either paste in the image URL in the src field or you can click Browse media to select an image from the media library. Click I'm Done when you are finished.

 

  • Enter your alternate text in the 'alt' field and your redirect link in the 'href' field.
  • Use 'class' to align your image to the right (image-right) or left (image-left)

 

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Best size for uploaded images.

 

It’s always best to upload an image that is larger than the area you are uploading it to. This way the image will look great on any device that loads the email you are sending.

 

As a general guideline, you could aim for a total width of 800px (This would be the max for your largest images, feel free to adjust for smaller image areas!).

 

You can upload images that are smaller in height than the default space. WordFly will adjust the size of the image to fit the space you are uploading it to.

 

When you want side by side images in Two or Three-Columns to align, make sure the image heights match before uploading the images into the space.

 

 

 

Uploading retina images

 

The latest Apple devices use Retina Displays, which means double the amount of pixels are packed into an image to make it look as crisp and lifelike as possible. Generally on websites and mobile apps a retina image requires uploading an image that is double the size of the space it is occupying. Let's review how to upload retina images in Modern Editor email templates.

 

In your image block:

Upload an image that is at least twice the width dimensions. For example, if the image is being uploaded into an 800px wide space, upload an image that is 1600px wide. WordFly will resize it for this space and the extra pixels will make it look great on retina displays.

 

In your text block:

Click Add > Image. Select your image from the Browse Media link or insert your image URL directly into the src field. WordFly will automatically insert the width and height of the image. Adjust the settings for width and height to half. Click I'm Done. The image will be inserted at exactly the size specified. Double-click on the image to go back to the edit window.

 

Example,

 

 

Take note:

  • Images uploaded into text blocks are always fixed width by default and not responsive.
  • Uploading an image that is double the size of the area means the device opening the email will require more bandwidth to download the image. This means more data usage on mobile devices and could result in slower image download. Take this into consideration before uploading retina images.

 

 

 

 

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