Media: editing images with Image Editor

Image Editor allows you to easily edit your jpg, jpeg, gif and png images inside Modern Editor or in the Media section of WordFly.


Topics covered in this article:

How to access the Image Editor

How to resize images

How to crop images

How to add text to images

How to add more images onto image

How to export edited images

 

 

 

How to access the Image Editor

Image Editor is accessible in Modern Editor when you are building your emails and Pages, as well as in the Media section of WordFly.

 

How to access Image Editor in Modern Editor

Whether you're working on an Email design or in a Page design, you can access the Image Editor in Modern Editor to modify your image.

 

1. Open your design in Modern Editor

2. Drag and drop an image block onto the preview panel or select an image block from the preview (right side of the editor)

3. Upload your image to the block by inserting the image src link or using the upload arrow

 

4. Select Edit Image

5. The Image Editor will load and you can start editing

 

 

How to access Image Editor in the Media section

Upload an image in the Media section of WordFly and then select Edit to start modifying the image file in Image Editor to meet your needs.

 

1. Go to Email > Media or Pages > Media

Example of Emails menu with Media link,

2. Locate your file in the Media section

3. Select the file name and then select Edit

5. The Image Editor will load and you can start editing.

 

 

  

How to resize images

Resizing images can be done in a couple of ways using Image Editor.

 

Use the resize tool when you want to retain the entire image, but only make it smaller or larger (in dimensions or downloadable file size).

 

Your original image dimensions are maintained all the way until you click the Save and Close button. If you click Apply, but need to make adjustments, click the Resize icon again to start over.

 

To resize an image in its current proportions (without distortion)

1. Click the Resize icon in the toolbar

2. Ensure that the Lock icon is active

3. Enter the width -or- height that you would like your image to be in pixels. The other field will update automatically.

4. Click Apply

 

To resize an image without limitations

1. Click the Resize icon in the toolbar

2. Click the Lock icon so it switches to Unlocked status

3. Enter the width and height that you would like your image to be in pixels

4. Click Apply

 

Keep in mind

  • The maximum dimensions that can be entered are 1200x1200px
  • Images with larger dimensions generally are larger in file size and take longer for your subscribers to download. If your email contains a lot of these images, it's worth taking the time to resize them so they are only as large as they need to be.
  • If you enter a width or height that is larger than the current dimensions, the image will likely become blurry. Find a larger source image if possible.
  • By default, the Lock icon is active. This will preserve the proportions of the image. Click the Lock icon to Unlock it. When Unlocked, you can enter any value into the width and height fields, but it will distort your image.
  • High-density pixel displays may require larger image dimensions to preserve clarity.

 

 

 

How to crop images

Use the crop tool when you only need to retain a selected area of the canvas.

 

Your original image is maintained all the way until you click the Save and Close button. If you click Apply, but need to make adjustments, click the Crop icon again to start over.

 

To crop an image (custom dimensions)

1. Click the Crop icon in the toolbar

2. Using your mouse, drag the handles to the dimensions that you would like your image to be. The width and height fields will automatically update. If you enter values into the fields (in pixels), the handle selection will update.

3. If needed, click inside the selected area and drag it to the desired area

4. Click Apply

 

To crop an image (common preset proportions)

1. Click the Crop icon in the toolbar

2. In the Presets dropdown, select the proportion you would like to use. The handles and width/height fields will automatically update.

3. To move the selection, click inside the selected area and drag it to the desired area

4. Click Apply

 

 

 

How to add text to images

Adding text to images can help you convey a message in a more dramatic manner than a separate block of text would. You can set your Font Family to use any font installed your machine.

 

To add text to your image

1. Click the Text (T) icon in the toolbar

2. Select an object from the library as a starting point

3. Enter your text

4. Adjust the position and styles as needed

 

To change the font

1. Select the text object that you want to edit

2. Click into the Font Family field

3. Delete the name of the pre-selected font

4. Select a new font from the list -or- type in the name of any font on your computer


Keep in mind

  • Font Family shows a few default fonts, but you can enter the name of any font that is installed on your computer by typing the name into the field. You can use a Google or Typekit font, but it must be installed on your computer.
  • Highlight Color adds color directly behind the text. Press the spacebar if you want to add padding around the highlight.
  • Background Color adds color behind the entire text box. Press the spacebar or hit Return if you want to add padding around the text.
  • Font Size is shown in pixels. Values can range from 10-200.
  • Line Height is shown in ems. Values can range from 0-5.

 

 

 

How to add more images onto an image

You can use Image Editor to add images onto the image being edited. This can be helpful for many reasons, including to indicate an image can redirect to video.

 

To add a new image from your media folder

1. Click the Image icon in the toolbar

2. Click Upload/Browse Media

3. Find your image

4. Click Select

5. Adjust the size and styles as needed

 

To upload a new image from your desktop

1. Click the Image icon in the toolbar

2. Click Upload/Browse Media

3. Click the cloud icon to upload a JPG, GIF, or PNG file (or drop your image on top of the icon).

4. Images with large file sizes may take longer to load inside the editor.

5. Adjust the size and styles as needed

 

To add a YouTube play button or other image from the library

1. Click the Image icon in the toolbar

2. Select the image you want to add.

3. Adjust the size and styles as needed

 

Keep in mind

  • To resize an object without distorting it, drag the corner handles
  • To resize with distortion, drag the center handles
  • To rotate, drag the top handle

 

 

 

How to add a shape onto an image

 

To add a shape from the library

1. Click the Shapes icon in the toolbar

2. Select the shape you want to add

3. Adjust the size and styles as needed

 

Keep in mind

  • To resize a shape without distorting it, drag the corner handles
  • To resize with distortion, drag the center handles
  • To rotate, drag the top handle

 

 

 

How to export edited images

Once your image has been edited, you have the option to export it for use in other places. Click on the settings cog icon to access export options.

 

Export Settings

To save your image as a JPG (Best for photos)

1. Click the gear icon at the bottom of the toolbar

2. Make sure that JPG is selected in the Image Type toggle

3. Adjust the JPG Image Quality (shown in percentages)

4. Check the Export Preview to make sure the quality level is acceptable

5. Click X or ESC to close the layer

6. Click the Save and Close button to save the image in your media folder and exit the editor

 

To save your image as a PNG (Best for transparency)

1. Click the gear icon at the bottom of the toolbar

2. Make sure that PNG is selected in the Image Type toggle

3. If needed, set the PNG Background Color as transparent or a color

4. Check the Export Preview to make sure the quality level is acceptable

5. Click X or ESC to close the layer

6. Click the Save and Close button to save the image in your media folder and exit the editor

 

Keep in mind

  • The editor exports images with the following limits: Maximum dimensions: 1200x1200px, Maximum file size: 5MB
  • The higher the JPG image quality percentage, the larger your exported file size will be. This will affect load times of your emails. Be kind to your subscribers: Use the smallest image quality you can without degrading your image too much.
  • If your JPG image has text in it, you may need to use a higher percentage to preserve legibility.
  • If you save photos as PNGs, they will generally be fairly large in file size. PNGs are best when you want text or logotype to be transparent so they float on a variety of background colors.

 

 

 

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