New Message Editor Feature: Image Hosting

We know how busy you can be when you’re running

We know how busy you can be when you’re running a small business and trying to market it at the same time. That’s why we’ve designed our email marketing tools to save you time – from autoresponders to templates to the new drag-and-drop message editor that speed up the creation process.

We’re making improvements to the drag-and-drop editor every day to save you even more time on your marketing. Our latest improvement is image hosting: you can now add images to your emails right from your desktop.


Check out how easy it is:

Or, here’s your step-by-step walkthrough.

Add Images in Just Three Steps

It’s simple to add GIFs, JPGs and PNG image files in the drag-and-drop message editor:

  1. Drag the image in.
  2. Click placeholder image to edit.
  3. Drag the image from your computer over the “Upload a File” button to upload your image.


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(cat image from roberto shabs on Flickr)

There’s no limit to the number of images you can store in your gallery. AWeber gives you unlimited image storage for free with your account.

If your browser doesn’t support dragging and dropping your image to upload, you can also click on the “Upload” button and select the file from your hard drive:

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That’s it! Now you can create newsletters, follow up emails, marketing messages and more in even less time.

Go try it out for yourself and let us know what you think!

25 Comments

  1. Dewane Mutunga

    9/12/2012 11:09 am

    Thank Heavens!

    I’ve been hoping that you guys would add this for some time now. Glad to see it come to fruition!

    You guys ROCK!

  2. Jeanette

    9/12/2012 2:26 pm

    Yay! I’m so glad to see Aweber offering this service. I always include a pic or two in my e-newsletters and had been using another online service to host my photos, so this will make my e-news life so much easier.

  3. Rod

    9/12/2012 2:30 pm

    This will have important implications for images.
    If images are loaded from Aweber.com, and user has enabled to see images from aweber.com then he will see all images, right?

    This increases our chances of the user seeing our images.
    Correct?

    Thanks,
    Rod

  4. Annie Arnold

    9/12/2012 2:33 pm

    Thank you! Although we have 4 website to host the images it was always so time consuming. I greatly appreciate it! Any possibility to upload and image in the header or footer of the webforms? I noticed we could do it in the body of the form, but it would be great to put a logo in the other areas too.

    Thanks again,
    Annie

  5. Sergio Felix

    9/12/2012 2:49 pm

    Going to try this out, thanks Rebekah! 😉

    Sergio

  6. Lisa Smith

    9/12/2012 3:16 pm

    Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Finally, my prayers have been answered!
    Best update in ages!
    Can’t wait to test it out.

  7. Kathy Kirk

    9/12/2012 3:29 pm

    OMG!!!! hallelujah!!! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. No more photobucket.com and going back and forth…you guys are the very best!

  8. Ani

    9/12/2012 3:43 pm

    This is an excellent step forward. But I am using the old editor (I often use the HTML view and can’t find this in the new editor), so how do I upload an image using the old editor?

    Tnx,

    Ani

  9. James Yancey

    9/12/2012 3:48 pm

    Thanks for adding this time saving feature, definitely a difference maker!

  10. Carol Gyzander

    9/12/2012 4:24 pm

    Wow! What a fabulous time-saver! I use a lot of pictures in my scrapbooking newsletter.

    Is it 100MB per email, or 100MB total for the account?

    Thanks for another great feature!

    Carol

  11. Marg

    9/12/2012 4:57 pm

    Thank goodness! This will save so much time – I always had to upload an image to Photobucket first, then write the newsletter. Now it’s just a click away. Been waiting for this for years.

  12. Rick

    9/12/2012 6:36 pm

    Is there anyway to link an autoresponder to these emails?

  13. Rebekah Henson

    9/13/2012 7:29 am

    Wow, thanks so much for your comments, everyone! We’re glad you’re enjoying the new feature. 🙂

    Rod – Yes, that’s correct. As long as your subscribers allow images to show, they’ll see the images you upload.

    Annie – Glad you’re liking it! Regarding your question about web forms, image hosting is only available for messages at this time.

    Ani – Image hosting is a feature of the new drag-and-drop message editor. We really believe the new editor is a great solution for businesses marketing with email, so we’re focusing on making that the best tool possible.

    Carol – It’s 100MB total for your account. UPDATE: AWeber now has unlimited image storage included for free with every account. Get all the details here: https://www.aweber.com/blog/email-marketing/introducing-unlimited-image-storage.htm

    Rick – Image hosting works in the new message editor for both broadcasts and autoresponders.

  14. Claudine Motto

    9/13/2012 1:05 pm

    This is great news, Rebekah. It definitely would save a lot of time to be able to host pictures right here in AWeber.

    The problem is, I’m in the same predicament as Ani – I don’t use the new editor because I don’t see a way to work with/edit the HTML code.

    I don’t understand much about HTML but I did have my newsletter designed, so unless I’m missing something, I would need to have a way to paste the code into new editor. And beyond that, I do notice even with the little knowledge I have in HTML, that is how I am often able to find and fix things that don’t look right with my newsletter.

    It would be great to be able to take advantage of the picture function and other time-saving features like the plain text auto-generator (right now I copy and paste to get the text e-mail each time I send out a broadcast) in the new editor.

    Do you have plans to make this available in the new editor?

  15. Rebekah Henson

    9/13/2012 1:36 pm

    Hi Claudine,

    You or your designer can transfer your template into the new message editor using the Template Editor.

    Follow the directions here to copy your template over: https://help.aweber.com/entries/21754541-how-can-i-create-my-own-template

  16. Claudine Motto

    9/13/2012 1:47 pm

    Awesome, Rebekah, thank you! I knew I must’ve been missing something! 🙂

  17. Mark

    9/14/2012 5:48 am

    Great news. The inability to do this nearly lost me as a client as my web people wanted to also charge me to host /upload all my images. I think I will now come back to aweber as it is the best tool in the marketplace

    thank you

  18. Holly

    10/2/2012 12:29 pm

    This is AWESOME! Thank you so much for adding this feature! That makes life so much easier! Thank you Aweber!

  19. Rene Miller

    11/4/2012 3:42 pm

    I am thinking about coming back to AWeber as well because of this addition. I really do appreciate the added benefit.The drag and drop or load in picture editing is so cool. Can’t wait to try it.

  20. Paul White

    1/3/2013 12:36 pm

    Oh man, — This is great! I no longer have to make an Image URL for each property that I’m marketing. This will save me so much more time 🙂

  21. Sumbo A

    1/9/2013 12:55 pm

    This is so great. I have been looking for ways to do this. Nice timing.

  22. Eli Webbing

    1/23/2013 3:11 pm

    This is a great new feature, but I am hoping you can add a bit more flexibility such as the ability to add a row of images or place images precisely where you want them. Currently it seems if you want such a row you have to break the whole newsletter into columns from top to bottom which isn’t really what I wanted. For example I wanted to add a row of separate sponsors logos at the bottom of my newsletter with each one linking to the sponsors website.

    It would also be great to continue to have source code level control (HTML Editor) which seems to have been taken away, but was of great use to those of us who can use html/css. The we could enhance our images with borders etc.

  23. Frank

    3/7/2013 9:01 pm

    Can I use https: to reference the hosted images?
    I have noticed that when I read my newsletter in the Outlook Web application, it warns about some content (the images) not being secure.

  24. Misty

    7/10/2013 10:01 pm

    I would also like to see the ability to control source/html code. I had a blog post I wanted to turn into an email and it had various types of formatting already in it (headers, lists, etc). I wanted to paste the source code into my follow up template, but instead, I seem to have to manually edit the whole thing, which is actually causing me to have to spend a LOT more time on this than I had planned.

  25. Michele

    5/21/2014 2:58 pm

    I’m with Frank and Misty. I need to edit the source code. This is taking way more time than it should.