Adding Graphic Files and Image Picker Groups to your template

Graphic Files

1. If you would like a graphic file to be displayed on your template that is not part of the master PDF then you will need to upload it to the Graphic File section of the assets area or the font and image Library (see Chapter 23b - Library Tab for more information about the Library). Graphic image files can be any of these file formats: PDF, EPS, WMF, SVG, PNG, GIF, TIF, BMP, JPG. (For Interactive Designer templates, image files can be any of these file formats: PDF, PNG, JPG, TIF, GIF, BMP, JPG, EPS, AI, PSD, SVG, WMF.) For PDF files, only the first page will be used. (If you choose to upload PDF files, please make sure to flatten them first to remove transparency. Instructions on how to flatten a PDF file can be found here: Chapter 04 - Building a Master PDF

 

To upload a graphic file for a template, expand the Graphic Files area in the template's Assets tab. Click “Select” and then choose one or more files, or drag and drop files from your computer.



After you've uploaded one or more graphic files, place a check mark next to each image that you would like to enable for use in this template. You can enable both images uploaded in this area and image files uploaded in the Library tab. Use the "Check All" and "Uncheck All" buttons to easily select or deselect all images. To delete graphic files that you have uploaded to this template, place a check mark next to it and click "Delete Selected Files." When you are done making any changes to the Graphic Files area, click "Save Graphic Files Options."

 

An example of a time to upload a graphic file:

1.  You want an image to display as a placeholder on the template that will be replaced by another image the user will upload


2.  When you want an image to display during the proofing process only, and not be part of the production file... such as the background artwork that you may have on masters you've already produced.


3.  A graphic file that will be selected by a vbscript or variable data upload.

 

Image Picker Groups

Image picker groups are used to let the user make an image selection from within the group presented to them in a dropdown. You will upload all available image choices for each of the image picker groups you will create. Online Template Builder allows you to build up to five drop-down image selectors within each Online template.

 

Like the Graphic Upload, files may be PDF, EPS, WMF, SVG, PNG, GIF, TIF, BMP, JPG formats. (For Interactive Designer templates, image files can be any of these file formats: PDF, PNG, JPG, TIF, GIF, BMP, JPG, EPS, AI, PSD, SVG, WMF.) If you choose to upload a PDF file, only the first page will be used. Please make sure to flatten them first to remove transparency. Instructions on how to flatten a PDF file can be found here Chapter 04 - Building a Master PDF


After uploading, previews of each image file will be shown in each of the categories. During the field setup process you will be able to choose which graphic file, or image picker field you want to use as the default.

 

You can return here to delete or upload more images. 




Common Q & A's for Graphic Files and Image Picker Groups

Is it possible to have the image picker and the user upload feature coincide at the same time? http://docketmanager.freshdesk.com/solution/categories/159149/folders/266203/articles/188905-is-it-possible-to-have-the-image-picker-and-the-user-upload-feature-coincide-at-the-same

Can I populate an image field based on the selection in a dropdown list?

http://docketmanager.freshdesk.com/solution/categories/159149/folders/266203/articles/188906-can-i-populate-an-image-field-based-on-the-selection-in-a-dropdown

My images are not uploading into the template, why is this?

Check to see if there are invalid characters in the file name that could be causing a problem. If you remove the illegal characters the image upload will work fine.

 

The illegal characters are those that have special meaning in URLs:

 

? / # & +

 

@ is legal.


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