Page - Images
- How do I add images?
- Which file types can I upload?
- How can I tell if the quality of my image is high enough to be printed?
- What is the minimum quality required for my photos?
- The photo quality seems insufficient. How is this possible?
- How do I frame an image or a photo?
- Can I upload more than one photo at once?
- I have a photo that is pasted in a PDF file: how do I insert this photo into a page?
- Can I print a photo over two opposite pages (spread)?
- How do I combine a color block and a text block?
- How do I edit a color block?
- At the back of the magazine, a Jilster logo is displayed at the bottom of the page. Will this logo be printed|?
- How do I rotate an image?
How do I add images?
- In the left-hand column you will see the 'upload' button. You can use this button to upload images from your own computer.
- The photos will appear in the left-hand column.
- As a (co)chief editor you can upload multiple photos at once, by opening multiple pages. On each page you are editing, you can upload a photo.
- The next time you open the page as a (co)chief editor, you will see all the uploaded photos one below the other.
- An editor who has been assigned just 1 page will only be able to upload 1 photo at a time.
- You can also scan drawings, save them as a jpg file, and upload them.
- Make sure that the quality of the photos is sufficient. To achieve good results, you need to scan the photos at 300 dpi, at minimum. If you want to enlarge the photos, you need to use an even higher resolution (dpi).
Which file types can I upload?
Basically, the site can handle PDF (portrait orientation, A4 size), jpg, png and gif. But it is recommended to use the jpg file format.
A PDF can only be used in a portrait-oriented A4 paper size format. In the left-hand column, select 'use the PDF file as a background', click 'upload', look up the file on your computer, and open it. After a few seconds your PDF will appear. Click it and you will see a small preview. Next, click the preview and then click 'use this page'.
If you want, you can place a text block or a color block over the PDF background.
The pages will be sent to the printer in a 300 dpi/ppi quality, which translates as 2575x3600 pixels. If an image with this resolution is uploaded in Jilster as a jpg file, this image can be used to fill an entire page without loss of quality.
How can I tell if the quality of my image is high enough to be printed?
- In the newsroom, in the right-hand column, at 'image quality', you will see a number of stars indicating the quality of your picture. Four stars means that the photo is of optimum quality.
- In general, a photo that has a three star quality label will be good enough to print.
What is the minimum quality required for my photos?
- To get photos of optimum quality (the full four stars in the right-hand column), when used over a full page, the minimum resolution needs to be 2575 x 3600 px.2.
- You see, the pages are sent to the printer in a 300ppi quality (in pixels, that is 2575 x 3600).
- If you upload an jpg image with the resolution mentioned above, you will be able to use this image over a full page, without loss of quality.
The photo quality seems insufficient. How is this possible?
- The quality of the photos rendered in the editor (working page) does not match the actual quality.
- This happens because we use smaller images in the editor, to enhance the speed of the editor and let you work faster.
- When the page is published, these images will be replaced by the images of the original quality.
- In other words: during the printing process the highest available quality of the photo will be used.
How do I frame an image or a photo?
You can place a color block behind a photo, to emphasize the photo.
- Click 'color block' in the left-hand column and resize the block until it is just a little bit bigger than the image.
- Move the block to the back with the 'move backward' button in the right-hand column.
- For more information, see the note that goes with the color block.
- In the left-hand column you will find other 'frames' you can use, by clicking the 'theme' button.
Can I upload more than one photo at once?
Yes, this is possible if you open multiple tabs at the same time.
- In the magazine overview in the newsroom, click 'edit page'.
- This way you will open the page. Here you can upload your first photo.
- Go back to the overview and click to open the next page. Here you can upload a second photo.
- In this way, you can have more than one open page and upload multiple photos.
- The next time you open a page, you will see all the uploaded photos grouped together.
I have a photo that is pasted in a PDF file: how do I insert this photo into a page?
On the site you can add photos or drawings in the jpg, png, bmp, and gif file formats. It is best to select a jpg file, because you will be able to enlarge or diminish such a photo file at a later stage.
But you can also use a PDF file (A4 size, portrait) to fill an entire page. If you have a smaller photo, then convert the photo in the PDF file to a jpg file.
This is how you do it:
- Copy the photo from Adobe Reader by clicking it.
- Next, click the right mouse button and select 'copy image'.
- Paste the image in a graphics design program such as Paint or Photoshop and save the photo as a jpg file.
Can I print a photo over two opposite pages (spread)?
Yes, it is possible. Although it will take some time.
- First, you create the left-hand side of the spread by opening a page with an even page number (2, 4, 6, etc.). You upload the photo, drag it to the page, and stretch it until the left side of the photo fills the whole page. Now the page will be completely filled with the photo.
- Move the photo around until you can see the left half of the photo on the page. Use the small blocks around the photo (above, to the left, and below) to position the photo on the page.
- Save the page, keep in mind the positions of the small blocks (or make a note of the x, y, width and height measures) and open a second page with an odd number (3, 5, 7, etc.).
- Then you continue to do the same thing with the right half of the photo. Check the position of the blocks around the photo and make sure they match the blocks on the first page, then save the page.
- In the right-hand column, go to 'browse your magazine’ and view the pages in the larger size. This way, you can check if the two halves of the photo match each other. You can view this example if you have created at least eight pages of your magazine.
- You can also use the x,y, width and height coordinates to make the two halves match. Note the numbers and match these numbers on the left-hand and right-hand pages.
Attention: for a spread you need
- a photo of a very high quality, that will maintain its quality even if it is blown up considerably. You can check the quality by looking at the number of stars at ‘image quality’.
- a landscape oriented photo, basically. A portrait oriented photo can be used, but you will not be able to display the full image.
- to make sure not to position a nose or some other important feature in the exact middle of the page!
Another option is splitting the photo in a photo editing program, and then inserting the left half of the photo in the left page, and the right half in the right page.
In the newsroom, click 'theme images' and you will find various examples of sets that occupy two pages, and which you can also use as a spread.
How do I combine a color block and a text block?
- Click 'color block' and drag it to your page.
- Do the same thing for 'text block' and position this block across the color block.
- With the 'go forward' and 'go back' buttons in the right-hand column, you can move one of the blocks backwards or bring it to the front.
- Attention: sometimes, the text block or color block will disappear beneath the other block. The other block will be 'hidden'. By moving the upper block a bit, you will display the other block again. Then you can select this block for further editing.
- Use the 'delete' button to remove the text or color block. You can do this by selecting the element you want to delete, and then clicking 'delete'.
How do I edit a color block?
- If you point the mouse to the color block, you will see several formatting buttons in the right-hand column.
- This way, you can change the color, or make the color block transparent (slide the triangle under 'transparency').
- For instance, you can also fill the color block with the same color as the sweater your grandfather is wearing, on the photo you have inserted below the color block. You can do this by selecting the color block you want to edit; next you click the icon with the pencil (eyedrop) in the right-hand column, and then you click your grandfather's sweater. Your color block will take on the same color as the sweater.
At the back of the magazine, a Jilster logo is displayed at the bottom of the page. Will this logo be printed|?
Yes, it will appear in the printed edition. The logo also contains the barcode with the magazine's characteristics (customer and order code). These data are necessary for processing and shipping the magazine.
How do I rotate an image?
- Select the image with a mouse click.
- Around the image small blue squares will appear and at the top center of the image a small blue circle.
- Select the blue circle and drag it to tilt the image.