This article describes how to edit images in email templates in Bloomerang. Email templates created prior to November 11, 2019, use Bloomerang’s legacy editor. For help adding and editing images in these email templates, refer to Add or Edit Images in Emails - HD (Legacy Editor)

Add an Image Block

To add an image for use in an email:

  1. Open the email template where you would like to use the photo.
  2. Drag and dropDrop and drag an image block onto the template in the desired location.
  3. Click Browse

Upload and Insert an Image

Clicking Browse opens your File Manager. With the File Manager you can:

  • Browse, search and sort files
  • Import new files
  • Create folders
  • Preview and insert images into your template

Every image that you upload to Bloomerang is stored here, allowing you to reuse previously uploaded images as needed. 

Tip: Create folders in your File Manager to organize your images.

New Images

To upload a new image to your File Manager from your computer:

  1. In the File Manager, click the folder myfiles, then Upload.
  2. Locate and select the image on your computer. The file must be in JPG, PNG, or GIF format. 

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Drag and drop an image from your computer into your File Manager.

  3. Once the image appears in your File Manager, click Insert.

Existing Images

To insert an image into your template that already exists in your File Manager:

  1. Click the folder where it is stored.
  2. Hover over the image and click Insert.  

Search for Free Images

To find and use free images:

  1. In your File Manager, click Search for Free Photos
  2. Enter a search term, hover over the desired image and click Import
  3. Once the image appears in your File Manager, click Insert.

Note: The maximum file size allowed is 12MB.

Warning: Click delete from file manager icon to permanently delete an image from the File Manager. If this image is used in any emails, the emails now show a broken image icon instead of the image.

Image Settings

General image settings are displayed and adjusted in the properties panel. Click an image in the template to bring up the properties panel. 

Width

When a new image is inserted into a template, it is automatically adjusted using the Auto width setting. This setting picks the best size for the image based on a combination of image width and available space in the layout. To manually adjust the image size, turn off automatic resizing and move the slider.

Alignment

Change the position of an image with the Align setting. Images can be left-aligned, centered or right-aligned.

Dynamic image

Dynamic images allow you to personalize what each recipient sees when they open your email.

Alternate text

Many email programs do not automatically display images when an email is opened:

Set Alternate Text to let the email recipient know what the image contains. Click the image and type a description into the Alternate text field:

Tip: Image descriptions make your email more accessible to constituents with visual impairments. Email readers will pick up the image description. 

Image link

Images can be linked to a URL, a new email message or to a telephone number for making a call or sending a text message. Select the desired action from the Image link drop down and fill out the corresponding fields.

You can also link an image to a file that has been previously uploaded into the File Manager:

  1. Click Link File.
  2. Locate the file and click Insert.

Padding

Padding allows for space to be added around an image. Increase or decrease the setting to adjust the spacing around all sides of an image.

To set padding per side, turn on More options and adjust the Top, Right, Bottom or Left settings.

Edit Images and Apply Effects

An image can be changed or edited once it has been inserted into a template. 

To swap out an image, click on an existing image in your template. In the properties panel, click Change image.  

To edit an image or apply effects, click on an existing image in your template. In the properties panel, click Apply Effects & more to access these options:

Filters

Use filters to enhance your image. 

  1. Click Filter
  2. Select an option. 
  3. Click Apply then Save to return to the Design tab.

Resize

With the resizing tool, easily change the size of your image to best fit your template. 

  1. Click Resize.
  2. Edit the width and height. To switch from pixels, check Use Percentages
  3. Click Apply, then Save to return to the Design tab.

Note: Leave Maintain Aspect Ratios checked to ensure your image isn’t distorted when sizing changes are made.

Crop

Cropping allows the removal of unwanted outer areas from an image.

  1. Click Crop.
  2. Choose a predefined ratio or click and drag the corners to achieve the desired look. 
  3. Click Apply then Save to return to the Design tab. 

Transform

Click Transform to rotate, flip or turn the image.

Draw

The draw tool allows for drawing directly on an image. 

  1. Click Draw.
  2. Select a Brush Color, Brush Type and Brush Size
  3. Click and draw on the image. 
  4. Click Apply then Save to return to the Design tab.

Text

Type directly on an image with the Text tool. 

  1. Click Text.
  2. Click an option from the Color Picker, select a Font then click Add Text
  3. Double click on the inserted text box and begin typing. 
  4. Click Apply then Save to return to the Design tab. 

Shapes

Insert shapes such as arrows, circles or squares onto an image. 

  1. Click Shapes.
  2. Select an option. Resize the shape by clicking and dragging corner nodes. 
  3. Click Apply then Save to return to the Design tab.

Stickers

To place stickers on an image:

  1. Click Stickers.
  2. Choose a category. Click a sticker, then click and drag the sticker to the desired location.
  3. Click the corner nodes to resize the sticker.
  4. Click Apply then Save to return to the Design tab.

Frame

To add a frame to an image: 

  1. Click Frames
  2. Click an option to insert the frame.
  3. Click the settings wheel to adjust the size of the frame. 
  4. Click Apply then Save to return to the Design tab.

Corners

To adjust or round corners of an image:

  1. Click Corners.
  2. Adjust the radius as needed. 
  3. Click Apply then Save to return to the Design tab.


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