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.
59 Comments
ZaneA4
Occasional Participant

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

PamR13
Retail

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
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
Retail

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. 

HallieC82
Consulting & Training

You guys need to have a way to add captions AND the ability to wrap text around that caption and photo so I can have a paragraph, a photo and a caption all in one section. 

AWB-Oregon
Occasional Participant

 Extremely annoying and baffling that Constant Contact took away the ability to insert a photo caption. Photo captions provide information to the newsletter reader and credit to the photographer. This one deficiency is preventing me from switching to the 3rd generation editor.

DPSC
Regular Participant

Photo captions are no longer available for photos in the new editor. We'd like that option to be available in a future version of the new editor since we often add photos in line with body text and do not want to create a second column just for the caption to appear under the photo.

TravelS
Participant

When writing a media announcement about a new hire I need a way to put the person's name and title directly UNDER their photo (not on it). There used to be a way to do it in the old editor but I cannot find it in the new one.  Same thing for an office photo - I need to label it directly under the photo. 

DonnaS385
Participant

I am still using the legacy email. I feel like I have more control with that editor. I have been trying to design a new email and the thing I miss the most is not being able to put captions under pictures.

HalimaR
Occasional Participant

Yes, I always need an image caption!!  Ridiculous we cannot do this basic publication task!

SueW188
Participant

Does anyone know if any of the other email services provide such "advanced" features as adding captions? I'm tired of this dumbed down version. 

RobertE473
Occasional Participant

I add a new text under my image and then type in a caption.

 

Also the 3 image option provides a caption. Not sure why the others don't. But one can then delete those images one does not want leaving the one with the image. A bit of a work around but it can work. 

JulieL34
Super Participant

Adding a text block under the image...have you found a way to make that work when your image is inserted in the text block for your text to run around? I don't think it's possible.

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