ADVANCED - Element - "Image"
This tutorial will show you how to use the image element on your video project in the editor.
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Written by Bhadmus Olaide
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  1. Click the Elements tab in the Editor Pane. Click on the Image Element link or drag it into your video preview pane/canvas.  

2. Select the kind of Image Element you want to add. Choose between a Single Image and a Flickr Slideshow.  

3. The Image URL field is where you input the image's source URL. Use this field if you want to use an image from the web or if you have your image stored outside our system. 

4. Best practice is to only use this field where the source image is uploaded to Amazon S3, a fast server, or a CDN. This ensures the image loads fast for viewers of your video. 

5. Integrations with third party image platform. PS: Some of these third-party integrations are only available through a separate subscription plan. 

6. This field allows you to upload an image from your computer instead of using an image from the web. An image placeholder will display at first. Double Click on the thumbnail inside the broken border to browse for an image from your computer.   

7. Be sure to optimize your images before uploading. Using tinypng or Adobe Photoshop to resize your images to 1280x720 pixel resolution. It is best to compress image files to 120 kb or less. 

8. The Link URL field is optional. Use it to make the image a hyperlink. Enter the destination URL in the highlighted field. Note: Phone number is for users with Connect add-on. 

9. NOTE: Your video project allows viewers to interact with it. Adding a URL to an Image Event will redirect viewers to your desired destination if they click on the image while your video is playing. This is good for call-to-action links. 

10. The Start and End values indicate when will the image show up and disappear, respectively. The time values are relative to the whole project. 

11. The Transition field lets you choose the animation to be used when the image appears.  

12. Rotation allows you to rotate the image to any degree by typing the value. 

13. Rounded Image adds a curve to the edges of the image. Check the box to use 

14. Click Set as default to keep set up for other project on the editor. 

15. To resize your image, click and drag the corner handles as you see fit. Click here for to read our tutorial on cropping images. 

16. You can re-position your image as you see fit by clicking and dragging the image in your preview pane. 

17. Drop 

18. Image has been re-positioned on the canvas 

19. Image Transparency is important for certain images such as logos. Make sure to render a web-optimized PNG or SVG with transparency enabled for best results for logos and the like. 

20. Preview your video clicking the play/pause button. Adjust the Element's properties accordingly. That's it you're done adding the Image Element in your project. 

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