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The places where I share my images the most are on either Facebook or Instagram. Sometimes I share on Instagram and it automatically shares to Facebook. If you’re anything like me, you might delete those images from your mobile after uploading.  We showed you how to connect your Facebook and Instagram accounts to your Library in Constant Contact. But what if you need to disconnect them? Perhaps you are selling your business and with that you give the new owners your Constant Contact account. Or maybe you want to connect another Facebook or Instagram account? Whatever the reason, read on and I will show you how simple it is to remove those connections.

 

  • Log into your Constant Contact account
  • Head over to the Library
  • Click on the gold button Upload to Library
  • Choose Social Networks
  • In the overlay, on the left you will see a dropdown menu – Click that
  • Choose to Disconnect Facebook or Disconnect Instagram



  • The page will refresh and the account you removed will no longer be within your account to choose the pictures to upload to your library
  • Close the overlay by clicking the X on the top right

 

And that is just how easy it is to disconnect your Social Networks from your Library.

 

If you have any questions, let us know!

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Before you upload images to your account we’ve got some tips to make sure they are optimized for your Constant Contact campaigns.

 

Image Quality

  • Color Mode- RGB colors look best on the internet so turn off any color management settings in your image editor to help prevent colors from changing.
  • Brightness- Adjust the color levels so your subject isn’t hiding in the shadows or glare.
  • Composition- Try cropping your image to control the focus of the image

 

Image Size

  • Height- There isn’t an ideal height since blocks adjust but if the image is being used as a header keep your height to 200px or less.
  • Width for header images- Keep it under 600px wide to prevent stretching.
  • Width for body images-
    • One-column template: Max 600px wide
    • Two-column template: Max 250px wide
    • Three-column template: Max 150px wide
  • File Size- Images larger than 5mb won’t upload to the account so make sure you save your images for “web and devices” to optimize it. Remember to flatten any included layers!

 

File Type

  • Jpeg- Small file size, works best with photos
  • GIF- Small file size that supports transparency, works best for logos or simple graphics.
  • PNG- Best quality that supports full transparency, works best for all images.

 

Once your image is ready, go ahead and upload it to your account! You are free to use the image in any newsletters, surveys, events and more!

 

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Did you know that all images uploaded to your library have a description? This description is used in the HTML code of your email. It also shows as the image name if your recipient has not downloaded images yet. These descriptions can be very helpful to your audience and for you to convey your message. We recommend adding in a description for every image if possible!

 

Here’s how you can add a description to your images:

  • When uploading an image, after you have selected the files to upload, click the “Add a description” text to type in your description:

 

 

  • If you have images already within your account, you can change the default description by going to the Library tab down the left, then clicking the Edit button to the left of the image, or clicking on the name of the image. When in the Edit window for the image you will see a Description section that is editable. Make sure to hit Save after making changes.

 

 

  • If you are editing your campaign and adding your image you can also make changes to the description for that one campaign. When inserting the image, if you choose to customize, you will see a space below the image to edit the description.

 

 

And those are all of the ways to easily update your Image description. Tell us, do you use the Image descriptions? If you do not, will you now use them after seeing this post?

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Did you know that we have this nifty feature within our Library called “Advanced Search”?  Yes, we have a basic search but with the advanced search you have a bit more to search with.

 

With Advanced Search, you can search the following areas:

 

 

  1. You can search by file name within this field. Just type what you think you named the file and hit the magnifying glass to see your results.

  2. Filters, where the image came from originally, that can be searched are:
    1. All
    2. My Computer
    3. Mobile
    4. Facebook
    5. Instagram
    6. Stock Images
    7. Pro Stock Images
  3. File Types:
    1. All
    2. Images
    3. Documents
  4. Folders
    1. All
    2. Any folder name you have set up
    3. Unfiled
  5. Orientation
    1. Vertical
    2. Horizontal
    3. Square
  6. Date Range: If you know the date range when you added the image

Any time you have selected any of the above search criteria, click the magnifying glass to start the search. Results will appear on the right.

 

Hit “Reset All” to clear your search criteria.

 

Once you have found the image(s) you are searching for, you can check the box to the left of the image and you can either Delete or Add to Folder to re-organize them if you wish.

 

And that’s how easy it is! Any questions, let us know!

 

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You can always use an image from outside Constant Contact in your campaigns by getting the image’s web address, or URL. Most URL’s end with JPG, GIF, PNG or BMP.

 

Please note: Images online are subject to various copyright laws. Just because an image is online does not mean the owner gives you permission to use it. To be safe, make sure you only use images that belong to you.

 

Using Google Chrome:

 

PC:

  1. Open the webpage with the image.
  2. Right-click on the image.
  3. Select "Copy image URL".

Mac:

  1. Open the web page with the image.
  2. Ctrl-click on the image.
  3. Choose "Copy image URL" from the menu that displays.

 

 

 

 

Using Firefox

 

 

 

 

 

PC:

  1. Open the webpage with the image.
  2. Right-click on the image.
  3. Select "Copy image Location".

 

Mac:

  1. Open the web page with the image.
  2. Ctrl-click on the link.
  3. Choose "Copy image location" from the menu that displays.

 

 

 

Using Internet Explorer

 

 

 

 

PC:

  1. Open the webpage with the image.
  2. Right-click on the image.
  3. Select "Open link in new tab".
  4. Click on the new tab.
  5. Highlight the URL.
  6. Right-click and select "Copy".

 

Mac:

  1. Open the web page with the image.
  2. Ctrl-click on the image.
  3. Choose "Copy image URL" from the menu that displays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using Safari

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC:

  1. Open the webpage with the image.
  2. Right-click on the image.
  3. Select "Copy image address".

 

Mac:

  1. Open the web page with the image in a new browser window.
  2. Ctrl-click on the image.
  3. Choose"Copy image address" from the menu that displays.

 

Once you have copied your image URL you can paste it into your Newsletters, event invite, survey, Facebook Fan promotions, local deals or trackable coupons.

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