To customize your auctions you can add images to the following:
- Organization Logo
- Auction Logo
- Item Images
- Donor Images
- If they are a "Sponsor", you can also add Bidder Images.
See Sell Sponsorships for more details on this.
Anywhere you see a "No image available" placeholder block you can add an image.
# Image Type And Size
Only JPEG (
.jpeg) and PNG (
.png) file formats are accepted. Screen resolutions less than 1MB are best. High resolution images are not necessary for web usage and will slow page loading.
# Add An Image
On pages that let you upload images, click on Upload New Image (under the IMAGES tab).
The precise dimension is not critical (since screen sizes will vary) although a width roughly in the following ranges will work well in most cases:
- for "full-width" photos or images, a width of around 1200px is best;
- for "half-width" photos or images, a width around 600px should be used; and,
- page background images work well up to 1600px wide.
A popup window will appear.
If your image files have punctuation characters in them, you may experience problems uploading the files. To fix this, change the name of the file before uploading it.
For example, Coffee & Chocolate Basket.jpg should be renamed to something like CoffeeChocolateBasket.jpg (removing all spaces and special characters).
There are 4 ways to add images:
- Drag files to the "Drag files here" area.
- Select a file from your computer.
- Enter a link (url) where the image is located online.
- Take a picture.
You can upload multiple images, and then select a default image to use, see Select a Default Image.
If no dialog box appears when clicking on the Upload New Image button then it is likely that your network is blocking the service we use to handle file uploads. This is sometimes an issue on corporate/education networks that have network filtering designed to block access to network storage services.
Unfortunately, in this case, there is nothing we can do to avoid this issue, you would need to ask your IT department to whitelist the service we use -- filestack.com
# Drag Files
To add an image by dragging a file, open a browser window on your computer and navigate to the folder where the image is stored. Do not upload more than one image at a time.
Drag one image to the "Drag files here" area.
Click on the Upload button to complete the process:
The new image will be shown on the page:
# Select An Image From Your Computer
To add an image that is on your computer, click Choose Files.
A browser window will open. Navigate to the folder where the image is stored and choose one image file. Do not select more than one image at a time.
# Enter An Image Link
To add an image by entering the link (url) where the image is online, select the Link URL option on the left.
Enter the link for the image. A link can sometimes be found by right-clicking on an image and selecting "Copy image address."
A preview of the image will appear which you can click on Select to confirm
# Select A Default Image
If you add more than one image to a record, you can Select a Default Image to be used for that item or donor.