How do I edit my image?

These instructions apply to templates that use the Lists editor, as well as emails and newsletters.

When you click on an image in your newsletter issue or promotional item, the image editing toolbar will display at the top of the Editor.

Delete Image 

See this video tutorial for more information:



Note: Some templates have an overlay, with an image in the background and text on top of the images.  When selecting an image in an overlay template, you will need to click on the part of the image that is outside of the yellow text boxes.  Note that some image editing options will not be available for images in overlay templates.

Cropping or resizing an image container box
  1. Click on the image. The resize handles will appear around the image.  A dotted border will also appear around the image to represent the container box.
  2. Using your mouse, grab a handle and drag it to change the size and shape of the image container box.  You can also entire a width and height in the image editing toolbar at the top of the Editor.
  3. Click outside of the image to lock your changes. 
  4. Note: This will only allow you to change the size of the container box. In order to move your image up or down, click back to the Editor, place the cursor in front of the image and click Enter on your keyboard to move it down or Backspace to move it up.
Note: Some templates have existing image container boxes that cannot be resized.  


Repositioning an image

You can move an image around inside your image container box to show exactly the part of the image that you like.
  1. Click on the image. A dotted border will appear around the image to represent the container box. Any part of the image that is inside the dotted border will display in your item.  Any part of the image that is outside of the dotted border, will be transparent to indicate that it is not shown in your image.
  2. Using your mouse, click and drag the image to move it around inside the container box.
  3. Click outside of the image to lock your changes.
By zooming into an image, you can make the image larger.  Or zoom out to make the image smaller.
  1. Click on the image.  The image editing toolbar will appear at the top of the Editor.
  2. Use the two magnifying glass (zoom) icons in the toolbar to enlarge or shrink the image.  The Zoom In icon (+) will enlarge the image.  The Zoom Out icon (-) will shrink the image. The size of your image container will not be affected when you enlarge or shrink an image.
Note: You may need to reposition your image in the image container box after enlarging or shrinking your image.
  1. Click on the image.  The image editing toolbar will appear at the top of the Editor.
  2. Click the Fit or Fill button in the toolbar to automatically adjust the image.
    1. Fit – Adjust the image so that the entire image fits in the container.  The Aspect ratio of the image will be maintained.  Note that this may result in your image container box being larger than the image.  See above for information on resizing your container box.
    2. Fill – Adjust the image so that the image container is filled and the image aspect ratio is maintained.  Note that this may result in your image being cropped if it is larger than the container box.  See above for information on repositioning an image in a container box.
  1. Click on the image.  The image editing toolbar will appear at the top of the Editor.
  2. Click the Swap Image icon in the toolbar to open the Image Selector window.
  3. Click the Select button below an image to replace your original image.
For more information about selecting a new image, see How do I change or add an image to an Item?


Wrapping text around an image

When an image is inserted into a text area, you can wrap your text around the image.
  1. Insert an image into the text area using the Insert Image button in the formatting toolbar.
  2. Click on the image.  The image editing toolbar will appear at the top of the Editor.
  3. Click the Text Wrap button in the toolbar.
  4. In the Text Wrapping field, choose either the left or right alignment.  If you select “None,” text wrapping will be turned off.
  5. Under the Margins section, set the margin size (in pixels) around your image.
  6. Click the Save Positioning button to save your text wrap settings.
Note: Text Wrapping is only available for images that have been inserted in text areas. Wrapping will not work with overlay images.


  1. Click on the image.  The image editing toolbar will appear at the top of the Editor.
  2. Click the Add/Edit Link icon in the toolbar.  The Add/Edit Link window will display.
  3. To link to a book in your catalog:
    1. Select the Book tab at the Add/Edit Link window.
    2. Click the Select Book button.
    3. A list of the books used in the Promotion will display.  Use one of these titles or search for a new book .
    4. Click the Use this Book button beside the book you want to link to.
    5. At the Add/Edit Link window, your book information will display.  You can edit the title, author, ISBN, UPC to match the information in your catalog.
    6. From the Preferred Catalog Link field, select the type of catalog search you want this link to perform.  LibraryAware will use the Catalog Link Formats entered at the Basic Settings page to construct the link for the book.
    7. The Link Preview will change based on your selection in the Preferred Catalog Link field.  Click on the URL under Link Preview to test the catalog link.
  4. To link to an e-resource:
    1. Select the E-Resource tab at the Add/Edit Link window.
    2. Click the Select E-Resource button.
    3. Select the e-resource you would like to link to by clicking Use this e-resource.
    4. From the drop-down menu, select the Link Format that you want to use.    
    5. When you select the Link Format, you will be asked to enter the required parameters for that link prototype, for example the generic search query or the Unique Identifier.
      Note: Your link prototypes were defined at the E-Resources  page under Admin.
    6. Note: If your e-resources are not set up please contact LibraryAware support at LibraryAware@ebsco.com
  5. To link to an uploaded file:
    1. Select the Uploaded File tab at the Add/Edit Link window.
    2. Click the Choose File button.
    3. Find and select the file on your local computer.  The following file types can be uploaded:
      • .txt
      • .doc
      • .docx
      • .xls
      • .xlsx
      • .pdf
      • .mp3
      • .png
      • .gif
      • .jpeg
      • .jpg
    4. Click Open.
  6. To link to a custom URL:
    1. Select the Custom tab at the Add/Edit Link window.
    2. Enter the URL for your link.  Make sure to include “http://” or “https://”.
    3. Click the OK button to add your link.  
  1. Click on the image.  The image editing toolbar will appear at the top of the Editor.
  2. Click the Alt Text button in the toolbar.
  3. Enter the alt text for your image.  This text will display when an image cannot be displayed.
  4. Click the OK button.

Adding Opacity to an Image
  1. Click on the image.  The image editing toolbar will appear at the top of the Editor.
  2. Click the Opacity button in the toolbar.
  3. Use the text box or the sliding bar to adjust the opacity of your image.  You will see a preview of your changes as you make adjustments.  If the selected color swatch has a background color behind your image, you will see that color through your image when opacity is adjusted.
  4. Click Save Opacity to save your changes.
Note: You can adjust the opacity on print items and widgets.  Opacity is not compatible with email items.


Adding or Editing a Border
  1. Click on the image.  The image editing toolbar will appear at the top of the Editor.
  2. Click the Edit Border button (pencil) in the toolbar.  The Set Border window will display.
  3. In the Line Color field, click in the color box to select a color for your border.  
  4. Move the white circle to a new color or use the RGB or hex value fields to enter the exact color information.
  5. Click in the Set Border window to set your color.
  6. Use the Line Weight drop-down to select the weight of your border in pixels.
  7. Use the Line Style drop-down to select the style of your border.
  8. Click the Save Border button to save the changes to your border.
Note: Borders are only available for images that have been inserted in text areas.


Removing a Border
  1. Click on the image.  The image editing toolbar will appear at the top of the Editor.
  2. Click the Edit Border button in the toolbar.  The Set Border window will display.
  3. Use the Line Weight drop-down to select “None.”
  4. Use the Line Style drop-down to select “None.”
  5. Under the Line Color field, click the None button.
  6. Click the Save Border button.
  1. Click on the image.  The image editing toolbar will appear at the top of the Editor.
  2. Click the Remove Image icon in the toolbar.  Your image will be removed from your Item.
Note: You can only delete images that have been added to text areas.

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