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Photo

Use the Photo element to add individual photos or images to your pages. After adding a new Photo element, the first thing you will need to do is upload a file from your computer or add an image from your Dropbox.

 

Hint:

Great images are one of the best ways to make your website stand out. There are a number of excellent websites that offer royalty-free images at no cost.

Hint:

Image files should be in 72 dpi, no larger than 1280x800 pixels, and saved as either a .jpg, .png, or .gif. If you do not have an image editing software on your computer, we recommend using pixlr.com.

Photo Element Settings

After you've uploaded your image file, you can make several adjustments to it. Make sure to click Save in the bottom left corner after you make any changes. Read on for a list of all of the settings that are available for images. 

 

Size

Click the + and - buttons to make your photo bigger or smaller. Click the <-> button to make it as large as possible. You can also click and drag the corner of the photo to make it bigger or smaller.

 

Note:

You can't make an image larger than its original size.

Alignment

Click one of the alignment buttons to align your photo to the left, right, or center.

 

Rotate

If your photo is sideways, you can rotate it clockwise or counter clockwise using the circular arrow buttons.

 

Viewable in Full Size

If you turn the Viewable in Full Size option on, your visitors will be able to click your photos and see them in their original size. 

 

Note:

If you make an image Viewable in Full Size, you will not be able to link that image to another page. (See below for information on linking images to other pages.)

Hint:

Instead of placing a lot of large images on your page, show thumbnails of those images and make them Viewable in Full Size so that your visitors can click on the images that they want to see full size. This will reduce the loading time for your pages.

Caption

You can display a caption below your photo by enter a caption in the text field and clicking Save.

 

You can link your photos to other pages, so that people go to another page when they click on your photos. Follow these steps: 

 

  1. Click the Chain Link button.
    • If the link is to another page on your site, select the page from the drop down menu below Internal Link.
    • If the link is to one of your blog posts, select the post from the drop down menu below Blog Post.
    • If the link is to a page on another website, enter the page's address in the box below External Link.
    • If the link is to an email address, enter the address in the box below External Link. (Example: support@jimdo.com)
  2. Click the Set Link button next to the link type you've selected.

 

Note:

You can also create a link with text.

Alternative Text

Alternative text is used by search engines and screen readers, which are used by people with visual impairments. You should enter a short phrase that describes your photo. Entering alternative text is an important part of SEO

 

Pinterest

When the Pinterest feature is turned on for an image, your visitors will see a Pin It button in the top right corner of the image when they hover over it with their cursor. You can find more information about Pinterest on their website.