Bold’s Powerful Image Editor

Bold’s Powerful Image Editor

How Bold CMS powerful Image editor helps news publishers resize, crop and process their images

The goal while building Bold CMS was simple - provide the best user experience possible so that every publisher, small or large, can enjoy a premium product without having to let the cost of development get in the way. This is precisely why we’ve looked into every small detail with Bold. The workflow, the features, even the text formats are constantly looked into and evolving to ensure that publishers on the backend are constantly getting the publishing experience they deserve. 

Bold CMS, is the ideal tech companion that is built for digital publishing. Its feature list is curated with today’s publishers in mind and the product is constantly evolving to meet industry standards. With a varying clientele using the product, from legacy publishers to newer niche publishers, the team at Quintype is able to review the diverse feedback and use that to channel a product that is relevant and effective. 

Image editor with Bold 

Publishers can use the image editor with Bold in several ways. To understand this, it’s important to know that our goal with Bold is that you, as a publisher, have to spend very little time away from it. We try to bring all tools onto your dashboard. 

1. The Media Library

The Media Library is a central repository where users can deposit their image files. At present, Quintype does not support uploading video files. Although, you can embed videos from other sources into your stories. Image files uploaded here are available to all users who have the permission to access them.

2. Focus Point

After uploading an image, you can click anywhere on that image to define a focus point for that image. This ensures that when an image gets cropped to different sizes on the varying platforms like - mobile, facebook cover, facebook post, homepage etc., the set Focus Point of the image will always be in the viewport. It will ensure that those embarrassing image crops do not happen.

To remove the Focus Point applied to an image, click the Clear Focus Point button.

3. Image details

While uploading a new image to the media library, you can now extract the artist information and location where the image was taken, on Bold. If an image doesn't have a location, you can mark the location on the map as per required. Another interesting feature is linking of the user/author to an image. Clicking on a link to the user converts the text field to a dropdown where you can search for the user/author and save to link.

4. Image story usage

Now access an image on the media library and find the usage of the image in various stories or usage of an image multiple times in a story - all listed on usage information tab. Lists 20 latest stories, but loads more to find the first usage.

5. Auto-import images

Now manage importing of a large number of image files by setting up an AWS S3 import into Bold media gallery. This is useful for publishers that have many images to import into Bold without having to login into Bold and uploading the images manually.

6. Image attribution

The image caption and attribution can be extracted from the IPTC metadata of the image. This will require a one-time developer effort to set up the S3 sync between your S3 folder and Bold. All images can have a separate field called hyperlink enabled. This feature can be turned on in Settings > Configure > Features > Story Image Hyperlink. 

7. Image resizing or cropping

Bold provides an inbuilt image editing feature where editors can crop, resize, adjust brightness, apply filters, layer text etc. This helps editors carry out all necessary functions right from their dashboard without having to use or pay for another tool altogether. One can upload these altered images onto their media gallery for future reference as well.