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How to Add Images

Image Gallery Updated on October 8, 2020

Before you can add images to your emails, you must first upload them to the Image Gallery. There are two ways to add images to your gallery, via the Image Gallery itself or by using one of the image blocks in the Drag and Drop editor. To know which type of images we support click here.

By uploading an image to your account, you agree you have the right to use and reproduce the image and that it does not include prohibited content.

 


Image Gallery

 

The Image Gallery provides up to 10 MB of free image hosting for all free accounts. Paid accounts, get 10 GB of image hosting at no additional cost. Free users can upgrade to Unlimited Image Hosting for $5 a month without having to upgrade to their account. To learn how to upgrade your image hosting click here.

  1. Log into your Benchmark account.
  2. Click on your account name and then select the Image Gallery option.
  3. Once there you can drag in an image anywhere in the window, or if you’d like to upload an image from your computer select the Add Files option and then select browse for files.

Your images will then be uploaded into the Image Gallery, and be ready to add in an email using an image block.

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Image Block

Adding an image via the Image block is probably the most convenient way to add an image to your email. While you are creating your email, you can drag and drop an image, you can upload an image or select from images already in your gallery. In the following steps, you’ll learn how to add an image using the Image blocks in the Drag and Drop editor.

  1. Click on the Image block and drag it into your email layout.
  2. Then drag and drop your image directly into the block or click on browse for a file, and select an image from your gallery. If you’d like to upload an image from your computer click on the browse for a file option and in the Image Gallery select browse for files.
  3. Click on Save & Close.
  4. To edit image settings just click on the image and use the options from the left panel.

What you can do with this block

Using images with no background allows you to merge your image with other blocks by using the same background color.

 

Or by using the same background color of your image in other blocks, you can have great designs.


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Image Group Block

This block allows you to add 3 images and a text with no frame.

  1. Click on the Image Groups block and drag it into your email layout.
  2. Then drag and drop each image directly into the block or click on browse for a file, and select images from your gallery. If you’d like to upload an image from your computer click on the browse for a file option and in the Image Gallery select browse for files.
  3. By default, this block adds two images sections to your email layout. In this block you can:
    1. Add more images to the group by clicking on the plus button.
    2. Also, you can change the layout by adding images in vertical or horizontal positions.
    3. Finally, change the gutter size between images.
  4. Click Save & Close.

What you can do with this block


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Image Card Block

 

This block allows you to add an image and text to the same frame.

To add an image card block:

  1. Click on the Image Card block and drag it into your email layout.
  2. Then to add the image, you can drag and drop it directly into the block or click on browse for a file, and select image from your gallery. If you’d like to upload an image from your computer click on the browse for a file option and in the Image Gallery select browse for files.
  3. By default this block adds two sections into your email layout, where you can:
    • Add text and choose the text position. For better display keep your text short or according to your image size.
    • Align your image to the edge by clicking the check.
    • Set the padding, add a background color, and a border.
  4. Click Save & Close.

What you can do with this block

This block works perfectly for sales.

Also, you can use it for blogs.

Or give item options to your readers.


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Image Caption Block

 

To add an image caption block:

  1. Click on the Image Caption block you need, it can be Right Text, Left Text or Bottom Text,  and drag it into your email layout.
  2. Then to add the image, you can drag and drop it directly into the block or click on browse for a file, and select image from your gallery. If you’d like to upload an image from your computer click on the browse for a file option and in the Image Gallery select browse for files.
  3. By default this block adds two sections to your email layout, where you can:
    • In the Content tag:
      • Add text and choose the text position. For better display keep your text short or according to your image size.
      • Select up to 3 images to add to the block.
      • Align your image to the edge by clicking the check.
      • Set the line-height of the text.
    • In the Container section: set the padding and add a background color.
  4. Click Save & Close.

What you can do with this block

Bottom Text Block with 3 images.

Bottom Text Block with 1 image and Social Follow Block on the bottom with the same background color.

Left and Right Text position.


You can replace, edit, or add a link to an image, just click on the image and the editing block will appear on the left. You will see other options like image alignment, adding a background color, borders or padding.

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How to get an image URL
For Firefox:
  1. Open a browser window and go to the page containing the image you want to use in Benchmark Email.
  2. Move your mouse over the image and right-click the mouse button.
  3. Select Copy Image Location or View Image.
  4. Now, copy the URL provided.
For Internet Explorer & Microsoft Edge:
  1. Open a browser window and go to the page containing the image you want to use in Benchmark Email.
  2. Move your mouse over the image and right-click the mouse button.
  3. Select Copy link from the pop-up menu or you can select Open in new tab or window option and copy the URL directly from the address bar.
For Safari:
  1. Open a browser window and go to the page containing the image you want to use in Benchmark Email.
  2. Move your mouse over the image and right-click the mouse button.
  3. Select Copy Image Address from the pop-up menu or you can select Open Image in New Tab or New window option and copy the URL directly to the address bar.
For Chrome:
  1. Open a browser window and go to the page containing the image you want to use in Benchmark Email.
  2. Move your mouse over the image and right-click the mouse button.
  3. Select Copy Image Address from the pop-up menu or you can select Open in new tab option and copy the URL directly from the address bar.

 

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Where to add the image URL
  1. Drag the image block to your email.
  2. Click on browser for file or Drag your image directly to the block.
  3. In the Insert Image pop up, paste the recently copied image URL and click Insert.

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Deleting Images 
From the Image Gallery
  1. Log into your Benchmark account.
  2. Click on your account name.
  3. Then, select the Image Gallery.

Now, you can either select one image at a time or multiple.

One at a time click on the more options menu (3 dots) located to the bottom right corner of each image, and select Delete.

To delete multiple images select as many images as you need to delete and then click on the Delete option.

Deleting Images from Drag & Drop Editor
  1. Create an email or go to an already existing email.
  2. In the Editor step drag an image block to your email and click on Browse for a file or click on any image then click in the Replace option.
  3. Locate the image you want to delete
  4. Then, click on the More options icon and select Delete.

If you only need to delete or remove an image from your email layout simply click on the Trash icon.

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Suggestions

We suggest adding Alt Text, which is a short description of what your image is, for those recipients who have images blocked or turned off in their inbox.

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Stock Photos

Need free images?

Benchmark Email does not provide free images, aside from the ones in the Premade templates. However, if you need free resources, check out our stock photo resources. When you choose this option, a new tab will be opened to their site. To see this option, open an image in the Drag & Drop editor, and then click on Add Files, then select Stock Resources. You’ll need to download or save the photos and then upload them to your Benchmark Gallery.

 

 

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If you have any questions about your Image Gallery or an image please feel free to contact our support team via Email, Chat, or by phone.


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