editSuite Help - How do I use the Upload Images module on a Scaler site?

The Upload Images page is used to upload images (JPEG only) to your liveBooks website. This module is found in the "EDIT CONTENT" tab within your editSuite. 

UPLOADING IMAGES 

To correctly upload images to your site just follow the steps below: 


It's best to resize your images per the instructions we provide, but you can optionally allow the editSuite to resize your images if they are too large upon upload, as detailed below. 

  • You can drag and drop the images you want to upload or use the “Browser for images to Upload” button. Your images will begin to load once you drop the images into the drag and drop area or click the “Choose/Select” button when using the browse option. 
 
 

  • Once all images have been loaded they will show up in a list displaying the dimensions and size info for each. If an image is within the recommended size and dimensions it will display a green check sign which means it is ready to be uploaded to the editSuite. 

  

If an image is too big or too small a warning message will appear for that image. Depending on the error/warning you have two or three possible actions: 

Image is too small 

 

Images that are smaller than 450x300 pixels may be too small for your Scaler site and not look very good, however the final size of the images is at your discretion. You can choose to ignore the warning or to remove the image from the upload list. 

Image is larger than what we recommend 

 

We recommend keeping the size of your images at 1800x1200 pixels and under 400k, however the final file size of your images is at your discretion. If you feel that your image needs to be saved at a slightly higher file size to appear correctly you are welcome to save as necessary. You can choose to optimize the image (use the automatic resize option), ignore the warning and use the image as it is, or to remove the image from the upload list. 

Image is too large to be used 

 

Images larger than 1 Mb will severely affect the loading speed of your website and should not be used for your website. You can choose to optimize the image (use the automatic resize option) or to remove it from the upload list. 

  • Once all images that present warnings or errors have been reviewed you can choose to add more images by clicking the “Add more images button” or to upload the ones already in the list by clicking the “Upload images” button. 

 

  • If you want supported metadata that is embedded in your images to be imported upon upload, check the Preserve Metadata checkbox before clicking the “Upload images button”. Data stored in the IPTC Headline, Caption and Keywords fields will be added automatically as Image Info when you drag your images into libraries. The Image Info can help search indexing of your site and images. 

 

ADDING IMAGES TO LIBRARIES 

  • Once the “Upload images” button is clicked the images are uploaded into the acquire area. You will see thumbnails of the images appear on the right side of the window. Mousing over an image will display a preview as shown in the image below 

 

NOTE: Images will remain in the acquire area until they are moved into a library for permanent storage, or until you select the file and choose Delete Selected Files. 
You can choose the Select All button to select all images, or the Deselect All button to deselect all images and start again.  

  • Select images to move to a library for permanent storage on your site. Images must be moved to a library prior to placing them in a portfolio for viewing on the front end of the site. You can select images individually by clicking on the images that you want to move, or select all by clicking the “Select all” button. 

  • Once you have selected the images you want to move to a library you drag and drop them to the library listed on the right side of the screen. The thumbnails will move from the acquire area to the library. 

 

  • You can move images to a different library by selecting the images that you want to move and dragging and dropping them to that library. You can place images in multiple libraries in a single upload process as needed. 

  • Once you are happy with the placement of the images in the libraries click Save. 

NAVIGATING THE LIBRARIES 

Click on the selected library to Open the library and see thumbnails of images that you are in the process of moving into the library. 

Click on an open library bar to Close the library. 

You can select images to move to different libraries. Use the Select All button to select all images and the Deselect All button to deselect all images. 

Select Delete to delete an image and move it back to the acquire area. 

Check the View All Files checkbox to see the images already saved to the library in addition to the files you are in the process of saving. 

Click on Lightbox to go to your lightbox. For instructions on how to use the Lightbox please click here

ADDING IMAGE INFORMATION 

  • To add image information, select an image in the library that you want to work with and select the Image Title/Comments/Keywords tab.
  • The image information section will appear.
  • Enter the image title in the title area.
  • Enter the image comments/descriptions in the comments/description area.
  • Enter the Keywords in the keywords area.
  • Click Save 

 
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