Captions for photos

I REALLY need to be able to add a caption under photos in our newsletters. The option of adding text on top of a photo is not a good option at all. The caption should be immediately beneath the photo in a stand alone text box. Also, it would be extremely helpful to be able to position a photo within an article anywhere within the photo -- not at the very top.
Top Answer
Kyle_R
Administrator

We are updating the status of all ideas to hopefully provide better insight into where the issue is in the product pipeline. The status of this idea is being updated to Under Consideration meaning the request is known and there is a ticket in our product/engineering backlog for this item. Thank you for all the feedback so far.


63 Comments
SOSF
Regular Participant

Please put in a method for easily adding captions to photos!

BiancaR86
Participant

Please add a caption option for photos! 

TechD
Occasional Participant

to add a signature to the bottom, you have to insert a photo, which leaves too much white space under the letter. 

TobiC0
Frequent Participant

I agree with TechD. I too use a JPEG of my signature at the end of my and a client's newsletter and there is too much space between the end of the letter and the signature. And an overall comment--the 2G editor was much easier to work with. It was more intuitive and user-friendly than 3G.

RobertE473
Regular Participant

The 3rd Generation editor has a lot of good improvements over the one I am now using. But I will not be switching to it until certain improvements are made.

 

1. With the current editor I am able to create a table and then control the borders of the table re thickness, color, etc. No such capability exists with the 3rd.

 

2. With the current editor I am able to edit the style sheet to control such things as the thickness of the overall border of the piece. I see no such capability in the 3rd.

 

3. One cannot add captions to photos in all presentations.

 

I am presently experimenting with the 3rd and if other issues occur to me will report them.

 

 

 

 

EnergyPlus
Member

I have the same frustration over this "new and improved" editor. I really dislike it and the loss of captioning a photo simply baffles me!

CLNadmin
Participant

I agree - 2G was much better than whatever this 3G thing is. And ability to caption an image is a must. Just curious - why did you change something that was working to something that doesn't work as well? It just drives me crazy now.

BanaS7
Participant

I need captions below photos. Please add this functionality ASAP!

RuthC180
Participant

Please add ability for photo captions. Please add photo captions. Can you please add photo captions? What is it about this message that isn't clear?

ZaneA4
Occasional Participant

Just want to keep this as an issue still.  Captioning photos is important to your users. Please create this function. 

PamR13
Occasional Participant

Please bring back the ability to create photo captions in the third gen editor. Honestly, I've been waiting to see it come back -- seems like such an elementary thing.

CPTCLE
Participant

Yes, this is an issue for us as well. Please add the option to add photo captions back!

SueW188
Occasional Participant

What I wouldn't give for the old interface. I begged to keep mine. 

TobiC0
Frequent Participant

Have you made any progress on captions? This has been going on for way too long.

PamR13
Occasional Participant

Agree -- and not a bit. This was a huge miss on third gen.

JulieL34
Super Participant

I found where Constant Contact says it can be done with the multi column blocks, but even there, you want to be able to adjust the size AND the line-height, but that option has also been removed (line height). When you just change the size then you have wide spacing between the lines. Why would you do that???

 

I was not a fan of the old caption feature either, which didn't allow for punctuation like commas, parentheses, etc. but at least you could adjust the size adequately. If you are not allowing access to the html to set the line height, then the interface should adjust the line-height to go with the change in size.

JulieL34
Super Participant

Agree with ROM_elizabeth, there is way too much space between photo and caption when you use a text block under the photo. And also if you adjust the type size the line height doesn't adjust accordingly.

 

Allowing access to the html would at least solve the line height problem. Not sure if it would solve the space between blocks problem but you need to provide a way this can be done by the user when needed.

THanks.

HarvardBioethics
Occasional Participant

If you are really desperate, you could edit the photo itself (in Photoshop or other) and add that as part of the photo. Then upload the photo.

JenBarlow
Regular Participant

Having a caption appear with an image is critical for us. We are an archive, and we must note the details of the image along with the photographer. Having the image in a column looks terrible in our emails as our sections are longer (by design). This is a serious enough issue that we will have to look for another email company that will give us both responsive design and image captions. I'm very disappointed.

KathyG3
Participant

I agree with the above. I miss the ability to add a caption to a photo. 

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