When a client enters their Collection, the first thing they will see is the Cover Photo! To make a powerful first impression, Pixieset allows you to select a specific Cover Photo image that best represents and showcases the Collection. This article will outline how to change a Collection's Cover Photo, and how to adjust its design and focal point.
Note: If you are interested in using a video cover, you can read more on this feature here.
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Changing a Collection's Cover Photo
There are 2 different ways you can change the Cover Photo for a Collection: using an existing image within the Collection, or uploading a brand new image!
Option 1: Using an Image within the Collection
If you would like to use an image for the Cover that has already been uploaded to the Collection, simply go to the Collection > Select the image > Ellipsis icon (...) > Make Cover.
Option 2: Uploading a New Image
You can also upload a new image to use as the Cover Photo without adding it to the Collection. To do that, you can either go to the collection and click Change Cover from the thumbnail image:
Or click into the Settings tab > Design and click Cover photo from the Design Settings page:
Select the image you would like to upload from your computer, or drag and drop it directly into the Change Cover pop-up window.
Choosing a Cover Photo Design
You can select from a range of beautiful designs for your Cover. To do so, go to the Collection > Settings tab > Design and click on your preferred design.
When you select a design, you will see a preview of how your Collection's Cover Photo will be displayed above.
If you would prefer to not use a Cover Photo for a Collection, you can simply select the None option.
Setting a Focal Point
The Cover Photo is designed to always center around an area of focus while maintaining the aspect ratio of the photo - the ‘focal point’. If you find that this is not focused on the subject, you can easily adjust the Cover's focal point. To make that change, go to the Collection > Settings tab > Design and click on Focal point.
In the Set Cover Focal pop-up window, simply click and drag the green focal point to wherever you'd like your Cover Photo’s focal point to be. This will immediately update the preview, so you can see how the Cover Photo will appear for both mobile and desktop viewing. Once you're happy with your selection, click Done!