Suggested image sizes?

I'm working on my first Rise project and wondering if there are any guidelines/best practices for the image dimensions that work best in Rise. Specifically, I'm trying to put an image on a flashcard and having a hard time getting it to show clearly. 

Just a note - I have no fancy graphic design software. I do all of my amateur design work in PowerPoint.

I did some searching and didn't find anything so I apologize if this is somewhere that I missed. 

11 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Mary Kate, 

No specifics around pixels or ratios - as the images may be cropped based on the device used to view the course. If you have a particular image that you're running into issues with, we're happy to take a look! Can you share the image file here and let us know what lesson type you've included it in? 

Nancy Sheet

Hi, I have a similar question because all of my images are either getting cropped or stretched into fuzziness when I try to use the grid options. It doesn't matter if I choose the two, three, or four column grid options, my images don't look right. There has to be an ideal pixel size where the stretching/cropping won't happen and the image will fit within the frame.

The template image is only 133 x 100px. It's tiny. Is this the recommendation?

FYI, my graphics are largely screen shots or photos of equipment. They aren't high resolution photographs like what is in the content library, which is why it's an issue when Rise stretches them.

What is your recommendation for how to get these photos to look clear and contained within the frame?

Alyssa Gomez

Hi Nancy! 

The larger the image size, the better! Anytime an image scales up to fill the container, it's going to lose some quality. You might be able to take a larger screenshot if you zoom in on your screen before capturing the screenshot. 

And don't miss the new built-in cropping tool to create the perfect pictures for your flashcards. 

Briana Goldman

I have a similar question - I have three flashcards and I want each one to have an image the exact same size on the front (circles with a letter in each of them). I've checked the size multiple times in powerpoint, have saved them and given it a try with both JPEGs and PNG files, and no matter what, one of the images on the first card is bigger than the other two. Is this a bug on Rise's end? Would appreciate any advice! 

Briana Goldman

Thanks for being willing to help out! Attached is the screen shot of what I see when I look at the images in the course, and the source files I've tried using. The last slide on the attached powerpoint has the original graphics I pulled from.

Briana Goldman
Manager, Leadership Development
Talent Enablement & Development
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