To organize your images and video’s the editor has a media library. Once you have uploaded your files, these will appear in the library. Here you can create maps to organize your files so you are able to find them fast the next time.
In this article
- Accessing the media library
- Navigating the library
- Searching and sorting
- Creating folders
- Uploading (file types)
- Connecting your Bynder account
Accessing the media library
Accessing the media library is only possible by changing or adding an image or video at the moment. Once you have dragged an image element into your publication, the media library will appear on your screen. The media library will also appear when you click the ‘replace image’ icon on an existing image element. Now you can choose an image that is already in the media library, or choose to upload an image from your computer by clicking the upload button.
Navigating the library
On the left side of the Media Library there are 3 different source types. First you will see My Library, in this folder you will find your own uploaded Media, Images and Videos. Media can be different file types such as PDF or Excel files.
Next you will see Stock Foleon, in this folder you will see our stock images that can be used in your publication.
The 3rd is Bynder. If you have a Bynder account it is possible to connect it with our Media Library in order to use the images uploaded in your Bynder account in your publications as well. An explanation on how to set it up can be found here.
Searching and sorting
Search your media library using the search bar on the top left of the screen:
To organize the media, you can use folders. This might come in handy when you’re working on multiple projects. Create a new folder with the new folder icon on the top right:
Uploading (file types)
Upload new media from your computer to the library by clicking the upload button.
The editor accepts many different file types. For images we recommend using .png or .jpeg files. For background images its best to make the file size as close to 1920 x 1080px as possible for desktop, for mobile this is 640 x 960px that would be the ideal sizes. The maximum width and height is 8064px and the image size can’t exceed 18.300.000. The editor can only accept files to the a maximum of 1,2MB and 72 dpi. When you’re editing your images with Photoshop, make sure you save the image for web. The logo in the navigation bar can have a maximum size of 256x256px.
It is also possible to upload GIF’s. You can upload them as an image, but be aware of the maximum size of 2MB. A PDF can be uploaded to the media library so you can link to the file via an external link on a button, text or hotspot. This file can have a maximum size of 20MB.
(Re)organize your media library
When you are uploading images and video’s in the media library, they will be saved in the folder that you have opened. Make sure you organize your media library by uploading images into the right folders. When you already uploaded images and want to move them to another folder, simply drag the image to the folder you would like it to be in and drop it there.
Using the image cropper
To make it easier for you to crop your images, there is a crop tool in the media library. Select the image you want cropped and the crop tool will appear when you click the crop icon. Make sure you rename the cropped version, so you will be able to distinguish the cropped image from the original image.