Images: upload, edit, and position images in email (Modern Editor)

Learn how to upload, edit and position images while you are building your email in Modern Editor.

Topics covered in this article:

Upload and edit images in your email (image blocks)

Upload an image into a text block

Positioning images in text or image blocks (centering and other positions)

What happens to images edited inside an email?



Upload and edit images in your email (image blocks)


When you upload your image into Modern Editor the image will fill the space you are uploading it to without any changes on your part. This is because the editor sets a class of 'full-width' on all images. You can see this class by clicking on the image block and reviewing the edit content panel (left side). Any images uploaded into image block areas will always be responsive.


1. Click on an image block from the email preview panel.




2. Upload an image into your image block.

Select the upload arrow to browse to a file for upload or simply drag and drop your file on top of the upload arrow. 




3. Select Edit image to enhance, crop, and make a number of other edits to your image.

When you’re done editing your image, select Save to keep the changes made. Select the ‘x’ in the upper right corner to exit the tool without saving changes.



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4. Add alt text and a redirect for your image as well.



5. Add a caption for your image.

The caption will display under the image, watch it update under the image block on the email preview panel as you type out the caption.





Upload an image into a text block


You can also upload images into text blocks. This is a great option if you want the image to be the exact size that it is. Images uploaded into text blocks are not responsive.


1. Click on an text block from the email preview panel.



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.




3. Upload your image and click I'm Done.


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.


In the class field, enter 'image-right' or 'image-left' to place the image to the right or the left of the text in the text area. This creates an image-text-wrap effect in the text block.


Adjust the width and height of your image. This is especially useful if uploading a large image into the text block (this is helpful if you use retina images).




Positioning images in text or image blocks (centering and other positions)


Positioning your image in the email design can be accomplished by going to the STYLES tab of the email and adjusting the spacing within the Container element.


The most common positioning changes will be to margin and padding around the image. Go to the STYLES tab > select Container and adjust the margin and padding. Enter pixel dimensions for any values you include (ex, 15px).


You can also set a max width on the image within the container. This can help you control how wide the image will be when it is loaded on a large device such as a desktop computer. Go to the STYLES tab > select Container and adjust the 'max width field. Enter pixel dimensions for any values you include (ex, 480px). Your image will still be responsive when you set max width (whereas setting 'width' sets a restrictive width on the image).


When you have max width set on an image you can also control where the image is positioned in the image block by setting 'auto' in the right or left margin of the container. This could be a nice technique if you want to place your company logo at the top of your email and positioned off to the left or right.


You might be wondering how you can center your image in either an image or text block. You can do this easily by:


1. Clicking the Styles tab for the block you are in

2. Click on the Container for the block

3. Set a 'Max width' for the block

4. Set the right and left margins to 'auto'


In email CSS, 'auto' helps center content. This works really well in text blocks with one image and also works great in image blocks with an image that is smaller than the block's natural full width.


Here is an email that is 800px wide and an image block with a 80px max-width image using 'auto' for right and left margin - this results in the image taking up less width and remaining centered!





What happens to images edited inside an email?


When you make edits to images inside your email the original file that was uploaded into the email will be updated with the edits made. To go back to the original image, just upload the same image again with the same name. Save your update. Refresh the page if the image does not update right away.


Noye: Images uploaded into emails are saved in the 'emails' Media folder so that the file is saved in a specific location for access later. You can find these images under the Media section, select the "email" folder and browse for the folder that corresponds to your template name.






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