Add Images to Emails

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The Act-On Email Composer makes it easy for you to creatively incorporate button images, social media icons, and header/banner graphics into your email messages. Images can be added using either an Image block or a Rich Text block. The Image block provides access to your Images Library and allows you to insert an image into a message with accompanying text. You can also use Rich Text blocks to add your image within the text or tables.

Essentials to Get Started

  • An email message 
  • Image assets uploaded into the Image Library
    • You can also upload your asset to the Image Library while inserting the image 


Method 1: Add an Image Block

In the Email Composer:
  1. Navigate to Design > Content > Blocks.
  2. Drag and drop the Image block into your email message:
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  3. In the Image dialog, click Add image.
  4. Select the image you would like to use and click Submit.
  5. Add a Target URL, Alt text, description, and then set your image alignment:

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Editing Your Image Block

To edit your image:

  1. Hover over the image block and click Edit Block.
  2. In the pop-up editor, make any desired changes to your current image's target URL, alt text, description, or alignment.
  3. Click OK.

To replace your image:

  1. Hover over the image block and click Edit Block.
  2. Click on your current image (located on the left-hand side of the pop-up editor) to open the Image Library.
  3. In the Image Library, select the image that you'd like to replace the current one.
  4. Click Select to replace your image.
  5. Click OK.

When to Use Image Blocks

Use Image blocks when sending messages to Outlook email addresses. The fit-block prevents Outlook from rendering the HTML. 

Method 2: Add an Image to a Rich Text Block

In the Email Composer:

  1. Navigate to DesignContentBlocks.
  2. Drag and drop a Rich Text block onto your email message.
  3. Hover over the Rich Text block and click the pencil icon to start editing.
  4. Place your cursor where you'd like the image to go.
  5. Click the Image icon at the top row of the toolbar.
  6. Click Continue on the left side of the panel to select the image from your Library.
    • Alternatively, you can choose the option on the right side to enter the address of the Web URL where the image is hosted.
  7. If needed, resize the image by dragging the corners or clicking back on the Image icon to change the width/height values.
  8. Click OK to close the rich text editor.

Editing Images in a Rich Text Block

To edit an image in your Rich Text block:

  1. Hover over the Rich Text block and click Edit Block.
  2. In the Rich Text editor, click on your image, then click the highlighted Image icon in the toolbar.
  3. In the pop-up, make any desired changes to your image's description, width/height, or advanced styling.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click OK.

To replace your image:

  1. Delete the image currently in your Rich Text block.
  2. Follow the steps above to add a new image to the Rich Text block.

When to use Rich Text Blocks

Rich Text blocks give you access to the source code for your image, allowing you to customize it by editing the HTML. We recommend that you exercise caution when making changes to the HTML, as doing so may cause rendering issues with some email clients.

Rich Text blocks are still a great choice if you're unfamiliar with HTML because you can style your image directly in the settings: 

  • General
    • Modify the size of the image
  • Advanced:
    • Add CSS styling in the Style box
    • Add horizontal and vertical space
    • Border width and style


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