Using the image library

To include an image in the body of an e-mail message, you must create a link to a file stored somewhere on the World Wide Web. Managerʼs image library provides a secure location where you can store these files and link to them from your e-mail or your online product catalog.

The instructions below describe how to access the image library directly from Manager. Λctiv8 recommends, however, that you use the Image Manager in Managerʼs HTML template editor.

To upload an image to the library:

  1. From the Network menu, choose Manage Image Library.

  2. In the Manage Image Library dialog, click Upload.

  3. In the Upload dialog, choose the correct file type (extension), locate the image file on your computer, and click Open.

  4. Note: If youʼre using Remote Λctiv8 Manager, youʼll need to set up the Remote Desktop connectionʼs Local Resources to enable access to the local disk drive where your image files are stored.

  5. If the uploaded file doesnʼt appear in the list, click Refresh.

Note: Files are uploaded using FTP (file transfer protocol). The entire conversation with the FTP server is recorded in the Job Log; this can often provide a clue to what happened if a transfer fails. Before using the image library, you may need to enable FTP in your operating system.

Itʼs important to be careful about the size of your image files. (This refers to file size, not the physical display size of the image.) Every readerʼs e-mail client has to download the images over the Web, and large images can take a long time. You can reduce an imageʼs file size by adjusting its color depth, physical size, or resolution. Always use images in compressed formats (e.g., .jpg, .png, .gif, .pdf); avoid Windows .bmp and uncompressed .tiff files.

When naming files to be stored in the image library, please limit file names to 32 characters, and avoid spaces, commas, and “%.”

To link to an image in the library:

In the HTML e-mail message body, insert a link in the following format:

<img src="" border="0">

The correct path for the link appears at the top of the Manage Image Library dialog.

Related topics:

Sending a one-time e-mail

Compose and send: plain-text e-mail

Compose and send: formatted e-mail

Including database field references

Using the image library

Sending the mail