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How to add images using the Image Element
How to add images using the Image Element
Tips on how to add styles and effects to images within the Shogun editor.
Written by Edward Savoy
Updated over a week ago

Adding images to your Shogun pages is super simple with the image element. Below are tips on how you can use Shogun's tools to make the most of the Image element.

How to add your images to your Shogun pages

Uploading a new image to Shogun

Uploading a new image into Shogun is super easy, simply drop an Image Element onto your page, and select Pick Image. You can drag and drop content into the add media tab, or browse your folders.

The image element supports the following file formats: JPG, static PNG, SVG*, and animated GIFs.

*Note: attempting to use the "edit image" option with an SVG will change them into a non-vector format. Images should be adjusted before uploading to avoid this.

Adding an image element to the sidebar and picking an image

Additionally, there is also a Pick Image option in the sidebar - for times that you may have elements covering the button on top of the Image Element.

Pick image button in Shogun sidebar

Any images larger than 3000px wide will be scaled down as per the documentation here; What is the resolution of images uploaded in Shogun?

If your image thumbnail is broken and it doesn't add to the image element, please note that the upload process can time out if the image is > 5MB. Scaling the image down to a more appropriate size in a third-party image editor before attempting to reupload it should resolve the issue.

Selecting images previously uploaded to Shogun

With the new Your Media Library tab of the image selector, you can now select previously uploaded content to insert into your pages*. 

Adding an image element to the page and selecting an image view Your Media Library

Please note: this will only include content that was uploaded using this new image selector.

To delete content from your Media Library, simply hover over the image you wish to delete and hit the trashcan icon.

Selecting content from a third-party source

We currently offer a range of third party services that you can select data from, you will find these in the image selector.

Third party image sources highlighted in media chooser

How to edit your images in Shogun

Shogun has a built-in image editor that can help you do just that! Simply click on the Image element, and select Edit Image.

Edit image button highlighted in the Shogun sidebar

How to crop an image in Shogun

Cropping in the Shogun image editor is really easy! Simply drag the crop box over the area that you would like to crop and click 'save' - done!

How to resize an image in Shogun

You can use the Shogun image editor to resize the images on your Shogun page. To get started hit 'edit image'.

Clicking on the lock icon will remove the editors ability to keep the aspect ratio of the image. Disabling this will give you more creative freedom.

How to rotate an image in Shogun

Rotating images is super simple! You can choose to rotate it clockwise, or anticlockwise by 45-degree increments!

How to display a different image on hover

Sometimes, you would like to let your customers see an alternative image when they hover over an image, maybe you want to showcase more of your product! This can be done using the 'alternate image' option within Shogun.

Pick hover image button highlighted

Please note, both images need to be the same dimensions in order for this effect to be effective.

How to add alt text to your images

Adding alternate text to your images is important for search engine optimization and screen readers. This is super simple to add into your images in your Image Elements.

Alternate text field highlighted

Note: background images within the Container Element do not have alt tags as they are decorative visuals added through CSS styles. They are not added into the content of the page and therefore are not detected by search engines or screen readers.

Overlaying elements on your image element

Overlaying elements on your Image Elements can be a great way of showcasing your content. The Image Element is a containing element, meaning that you can drag other elements on top of this element. This works similarly to the Container Element.

Vertically aligning content in your Image Element

By default, your content will be vertically aligned in the middle of the Image Element. You have the option to vertically centre in the middle, top or bottom of the Image Element.

Setting an Image's Aspect Ratio

The Aspect ratio field can be used to adjust the height and width of an image uploaded to the Shogun image element.

Shogun will read an image's aspect ratio, and input it in the controls, which when adjusted will change the aspect ratio of the image. Custom values can be reset using the 'auto' button.

Leveraging Responsive Images

You can enable this setting in order to leverage a default responsive image configuration to vary the image size downloaded based on the user's device.

This improves performance on mobile devices by only downloading images of a resolution that is perceivable on that screen size.

How to create rounded images

The Border radius style setting can be used to create rounded or circle images within the editor.

How to enable an image lightbox

In the Image element, you can set the image to open in a lightbox. This means that when a user clicks on one of your images on your page, a larger view of the image will display over the content in the form of a popup.

When image is clicked options highlighted. Options: Open Link or Open Lightbox

Note: Gif files can't be used in conjunction with the 'Open Lightbox' feature.

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