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Fantabulous Update With Images

December 15th, 2009

I’ve had a pet peeve with adding images for, well, quite a while.  But that pet peeve just went away, thanks to my fantastic dev team.  This might not seem like a big deal but it will shave significant time off of my JibberJobber use.

Before yesterday, the only way to put an image on a Contact or Company was to go to the add/edit page, and then browse to your C: drive and upload it.  Today there are new options (you can still do that option).  Check this out (I’m using a Target Company as an example):

From the Company Detail Page, mouse over the company image area – in this case I haven’t put an image so I just see the default image of a building:

images_franklin_covey

When you mouse over the image, you see two icons.  The first icon is the standard EDIT icon, which  brings up the “open” dialogue box from your C: drive…. very cool that you don’t have to go to the entire edit page anymore.  This is pretty self-explanatory, so I’ll let you just figure this out on your own (it is very similar to how it has worked in the past).

The second icon is super cool – you can now simply put in the URL of the image from any website.  I’ll show you how to do that below…

To get a good logo, I go to Images.Google.com.  The reason I do this is because some corporate websites don’t have their logo as a distinct image (instead, it’s part of the background).  I want a distinct image

1. Go to images.google.com and search for Franklin Covey Logo, like this:

images_franklin_covey_logo

2. I  click on one of these result pages… in this example I click on the one from BusinessWeek, and I get this page:

images_franklin_covey_logo_bw

3. Now, RIGHT CLICK on the link the arrow is pointing to, and from the Right-Click options I choose “Copy Link Address” (or something like that – it is different with each browser). THAT LINK IS CRITICAL.

4. Next, go back to my Detail Page for the company, and click on the second icon … the one with a globe. When I click on that icon it opens a popup box where 5. I put the LINK that I just copied. You can see that I pasted it into the popup box.

images_franklin_covey_logo_bw_jj

5. Click the the OK button, and it takes that image and associates it with the contact record, which now looks like this:

images_franklin_covey_done

That’s it!

I have dozens of contact records I’m going to do this for… I know this is simple but this is really going to streamline a process I’ve been spending too much time on… YEAH!!! So excited for this cool feature!

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3 responses to “Fantabulous Update With Images”

  1. […] Adding images of contacts from a URL. I just announced this last week, but man it’s so cool.  In fact, it’s been on my development wish list for over 2 years!  I LOVE how it takes about 30 seconds, from start to finish, to put someone’s picture on their profile.  Oh, if I’m already on their detail page it takes about 8 seconds!  So cool! (how?  click here) […]

  2. […] I’ll share one of the polish-features we just introduced.  It’s an enhancement to what I announced in December… now you can easily search for an image of a contact or company with Google Image Search. […]

  3. […] Today I’ll share one of the polish-features we just introduced.  It’s an enhancement to what I announced in December… now you can easily search for an image of a contact or company with Google Image Search. […]