Today, we want to give you one of the most powerful tips for enhancing your email newsletters, devotional emails, or whatever other type of email marketing you may be doing for your church. It has to do with emailing graphics. Graphics add interest to your email. Knowing how to keep your email correspondence interesting, fresh, and informative has to do with knowing how to add graphics. In a future post, we will explain the whole process for creating vibrant looking emails using banners, headers, and footers. For now, here is a quick and simple tutorial for how to add graphics in Constant Contact emails.

Adding Graphics

1. After logging into Constant Contact, open up a project or start a new one. In every case, the way to add your own images or edit existing ones is to click the Edit this block icon. This opens up a series of tools on the left that allows you to make changes.

2. Click the Insert Imageicon to select an image for inserting into your email.

3. In the popup window that follows, you will be prompted to select the graphic you want to use in your email. In most cases, especially when you are first adding graphics, you will click

Upload a New Image Upload a New Image . This will take you to a new screen where you find the image on your computer that you want to upload.

4. Here is what the selection screen looks like. You may already be familiar with “browsing” for a file on your computer.

(It is an industry best-practice to provide descriptive text that will be seen if your image doesn’t display correctly.)

5. After selecting a file and typing a brief description, click the “upload” button. When the upload is complete, which could take a moment, you will see a message that informs you that your image has been uploaded. You may now click the yellow “insert image” button to place the picture into your email.

Special Note

The process for adding graphics to your emails is simple. However, there are a few points to be aware of.

1. Big graphics don’t work very well. The beset file size is under 100 KB. Also, graphics should be no more than 800 pixels wide. If you are trying to upload a file that is larger than 350KB or bigger than 800 pixels, you may notice that the quality is not quite what you may have expected. Keep this in mind, and if necessary, optimize your images before uploading. Any graphics downloaded from Sharefaith are already optimized for use in Constant Contact.

2. Once you upload an image, it is permanently saved in your image library. You can access the image library by clicking on the “images” tab from the Constant Contact main screen. Here you can add, delete, and organize your images.

Sharefaith is your source for email graphics. We have thousands of them. Literally thousands. Our search feature, alphabetical or keyword-based, makes it simple to find the exact image you need. Even better, all of our images are already optimized for Constant Contact. All you need to do is download them from our site and upload them into Constant Contact. Check out our selection and see what will work in your next email newsletter.

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