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How do I make a slideshow of photos in my email?

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Employee

Hi @yonatanedrei

 

Thank you so much for reaching out to Community! I totally understand how helpful creating a slideshow in Constant Contact would be. I apologize this is not a feature that is currently available. However, having a tool like this is feedback I would be happy to submit to our engineers. As a workaround I would suggest creating the slideshow in an outside source and connecting it to your email campaign through a clickable URL. Another option would be creating a slideshow as a GIF. If you chose to create a GIF we have this helpful article on how to insert a GIF into your email campaign. I hope these options are helpful to you! If you do have additional questions always feel free to reach out to us.

 


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Regular Participant

I've gotten several emails this season with slideshows and it holds alot of impact. I totally recommend it for CC- I would use it. 

Hello @TamsenC

 

Thanks for joining us in the Community. I can certainly see how this would be useful. You are more than welcome to use the suggestions listed above and I'd be more than happy to pass along your feedback to our engineers. 


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Regular Participant

I use constant contact for both of my social media jobs and adding in a slideshow options into the email campaign would be amazing!! 

Hi @Leesa1631

 

Thanks for being such an active user! We have tracked this feature request in your account and passed it on to the appropriate teams. If you have any questions as you continue to work in your account, please feel free to reach out again.


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We use Constant Contact every week, but are exploring other options that would allow us to send a slideshow. I have liked this product very much, and hope that a slide show option comes soon. Thank you! 

Participant

Open a blank PowerPoint presentation. Click the Home menu, click the Arrow at the bottom of the Slides icon and select Layout. Click the Blank icon. Note that if you want to add captions to your photos.

Hi @user50403 

 

Thanks for sharing this workaround here in the Community! We hope other users find it helpful as well.


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Occasional Participant

How does this work-around work exactly? Are you saying that if we create a slide show using PP that we can upload it into CC and have a slideshow without having to press any play buttons? 

 

Thank you in advance. 

Hi @EdwardF36 

 

At this time our system does not have the ability to insert a slideshow in our emails. So the workaround previous suggested also will not accomplish this. Instead you can insert this PowerPoint  into your campaign as a clickable image.


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Occasional Participant

This is completely irrelevant and unintelligible.

Participant

I have used constant contact for years and have you come up with a way to make a slide show?

Hey there @DonnaM285 

 

Thank you for choosing to use Constant Contact! In regards to your question, we do not have a slideshow feature available just yet! However, I would be more than happy to give your feedback on this feature back to our engineers!

 

Although we don't have this feature built into our product yet, it is still possible to include a slideshow as an animated GIF into your emails! An animated GIF is a series of still images that have been strung together to create continuous movement - like a flipbook. There are many tools, like Adobe Photoshop or online GIF creators, that can help you create the perfect animation for your email's purpose. You can also purchase animated GIFs from various sources online. Here's a great resource on how you can add this into your next email, Using Animated GIF Images in an Email Campaign

 

Please let us know if you have any additional questions, we're always happy to help!


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Health Practitioners & Centers

I was looking for a slideshow option as well today. I wish you had it! The gif feature doesn't look very professional for what I want to do. 

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Real Estate

Like others in this thread, our company wants to continue using CC, but the lack of a slideshow is becoming a hindrance to our business.  Most of our competitors are able to import a slideshow into their emails.  Is anything in the works to provide this capability to CC subscribers?  Is there a plug-in that can be embedded?  Thank you.

 

Hello @TinaM494 ,

 

So that we can submit your feedback with some additional details, I do have some follow up questions.

 

For your slideshow are you just wanting to be able to host a .ppt file in the library, and link like any other document attached to an email? Are you wanting something that'll run automatically, like a gif (which can be hosted in the library and added to emails as images)? Are you wanting the slideshow to be embedded in the email itself, and function like a presenter clicking through presentation slides?


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