Ready to learn how to re-size your images?
We have put together an easy step by step guide using an online image editor called Pixlr*.
You wont have to download any software to your computer, or pay for this online do-it-yourself service.
In this article you will learn how to:
- Resize an image
- Crop an image for use in your MemberClicks slideshow widget
(Note: MemberClicks does offer the resizing and cropping of images as a professional service. Please contact the Help Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a quote on your images. )
1. Open a preferred browser (we recommend Google Chrome or Firefox)
2. Visit https://pixlr.com/*
Resizing an Image
Step 1: Open the Image with Pixlr Express*.
Step 2: Resize the Image. Click on the Adjustment button at the bottom of the page.
Step 3: Enter the new size of your photo.
Step 4: Click ‘Apply’. You can then SAVE the image to your computer in the top right hand corner.
Creating a Slider Image
(Standard slider image size is 980px x 280px. Depending on your original file size, you might want to adjust the width of your photo to 980 to start.)
Step 1: (If needed) Follow steps 1-4 from above to resize your image.
Step 2: Crop your image for slider proportions.
Step 3: Enter your new measurements (ex: 980x280) Drag the outlined box to the area of the picture you wish to display.
Click ‘Apply’ in the bottom right corner.
Step 4: Click SAVE in the top right corner to save the image to your computer.
Step 5: Inserting your image in to your Slider Image widget.
To insert the image into your MemberClicks slideshow, navigate to your Admin home > Website> Widget Manager.
Without hitting enter, place your cursor where you would like the new image inserted, then click on the Image button to insert the image.
Want to learn more?
This video will walk you through sizing images for your slideshow starting at 3:40.
*Note: MemberClicks and Pixlr are not affiliated. You can use any image editing software you choose to size an image, but we've had good luck with this free one and hope you will too!