More control over background image

The background pattern automatically tiling, and not providing an option to use an image of your choice to span the width of the email/newsletter is frustrating. A tiled photo in a newsletter that you want to look professional is unattractive and looks outdated. A solution to this would be helpful.

13 Comments
Hannah_M
Moderator
Status changed to: Voting Open

Thanks for posting this idea! 

SenateDems
Participant
It's Earth Day, and I would LOVE to put in a nice background image of local landscapes/forests but it's really hard to do when the background tiles by default. Hell, Windows 98 used to let you customize how (or if) the background tiled. Like somebody said on the community boards, it would be great to have an option to use a really large file as one big background or at least have the option to have one row at the bottom that faded up into a white/plain background. More choices are good - y'all can and should make this happen.
MattL842
Home & Building Services
It would be nice to be able to add a background image that does not repeat tile.
EPWI
Participant

Has there been a fix to this issue of tiled background images?  I need one solid background image that I created, not it tiled.  I need it now not a year from now!

MollyI
Regular Participant

Does anyone know if there was progress on this suggestion? I also agree that this would be extremely helpful. I reached out to support and they provided me with dimensions to "fix" the tile and it was still unsuccessful in eliminating the tile. 

MariaN754
Participant

I think it's been a few years now that Constant Contact has not had a solution for the tiled background image when a user uploads their own background image. I've never bothered to send feedback on this issue, but after 3 years, it's really starting to irritate me. The hours I've spent over the years searching the internet for images that won't look tiled is ridiculous. 

DeborahR8
Frequent Participant

Same here!

NancyBelle
Occasional Participant
Bring back missing features such as customizable borders, dividers and coupons, (not the premade coupons or the premade dividers). Allow us to import our own backgrounds for more customizable email designs.
ErikaB7
Real Estate
This request is constantly ignored but you need to fix the tiling background issue. Just wanted to be the 1,000,000 person to demand you guys fix the background issue.
I get that you can't fix the tiling problem but you also don't care enough to find a solution. There NEEDS to be more seamless repeating backgrounds if uploaded pictures have to tile. You need 50 - 100 of them to make up for this issue and to cover every possible business that uses this service. That also needs to cover holidays and different aesthetics. It's just wild that you respond to requests for this from 2017 with promises to fix it but nothing ever happens. 
 
PaulC66
Regular Participant

I send out monthly newsletters with each one having its own theme. It would be nice to be able to customize a background instead of the same 5 options (stars, water, rocks, grass, tiles... which I have never used because it has nothing to do with my business or themes) I think plain colors can be a bit boring especially when you can't change the texture/backgrounds of the articles, headers, footers or anything. 

 

Sometimes they'll have fun backgrounds or cute footers in the example campaigns, but I wish it was customizable. 

 

I want to be able to upload my own background image without it repeating in a tile format. I feel like this is a pretty easy issue, so if it's possible please let me know!

Frankie_P
Moderator

Hi @PaulC66 having more control over your background images like this is a feature request we are currently collecting feedback on. We apologize at this time we do not have a time estimate of when this will be available. We have however merged your post into a larger thread on this idea. The more requests this thread receives, the higher of a priority it can be given by our Product Team.

DebbieS787
Regular Participant

I understand that styling emails is non-trivial, but it can't be impossible.  You presumeably have a team of developers that should be able to come up with something. 

 

As a work-around, could you at least just let us upload an image of a sufficient width (bigger than 800px) and just not tile it  ie: the equivqent of background-repeat: no-repeat? 

 

Option 2: Wrap the entire email in a table and put the background image on the table .. or the cell .. or as an absolutely placed image in the table cell.  Wouldn't something like that work?

KristinaT7
Regular Participant

Please either figure out the proper dimensions for the background of an email or provide perfect photos for backgrounds.  I'd pay for the right background but now am forced to tile with no ability to choose how.  It's a great feature but needs help.

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