Images can help make your email more visually interesting and Horizon makes it easy to add and resize your images.
Before following the steps below, first create an email message.
Adding an image
1. Click in the content row where you want to add your image.
2. The content toolbar will appear; click on the “Image” icon.
3. The Files pop-up window will open. Make sure the "Path" is set to"$HOME" (this should populate automatically).
4. Inside the "$Home" folder, double-click on the folder (e.g. "images") where you'd like the image to be stored, or click | New folder | to create a new folder. If you have the new editor (with 'Content blocks' in the left panel), you can add a new folder under 'Image upload'. Click the folder icon with the +.
Note: You can change the view of your folders and images by switching between "Detailed view" or "Thumbnail view " on the right.
5. When you have opened the folder you want to store your image in, click the green | Upload | button:
6. Use the |...| button to browse the files on your computer.
7. Select the file you want to store and click | Open | (your file name will display in the source area).
8. You'll have the option to give your image a different name.
9. If this file already exists in Horizon and you don't want a new file to be created, you should tick "Add a new version if the file already exists".
10. Click | Upload | and the image will appear in your folder.
11. Click the | Select | button beside the image.
12. The "Image properties" window will appear with the following options:
- URL: An URL will generate automatically, pointing to the location of your file stored in Horizon (clicking the '...' will allow you to select a different image)
- Alternative text: If the email recipient has disabled the loading of images, this text will be shown instead.
- Width and Height: If you're using a mobile-responsive email template, it's best to just set a width and allow the image height to change automatically.
- Maintain ratio: This is automatically ticked to ensure your image doesn't get stretched as you resize it. If you're using a mobile-responsive email template, leave it unticked.
- Border: This is automatically set to 0 for no border. You can add a border and adjust the size by typing in a value or using the up and down arrows.
- HSpace: Optionally, set the amount of space to the left and right of your image to separate it from the surrounding text.
- VSpace: Optionally, set the amount of space above and below your image.
- Alignment: Optionally, align your image with the text around it.
You can see any changes you make in the preview box on the right.
13. When you are happy with the way your image looks, click | Add |.
14. If you need to make any changes, double-click the image to return to the "Image properties" window.
15. If you're on the new editor, you have some additional buttons. Hovering over the image in your content, you can drag and resize the image, or you make the image fill the content row.