• Preparing Your Images for Wix

    To ensure that you maintain the quality of your images and decrease loading time to a minimum when uploading to Wix, use the following guidelines to prepare your images. These guidelines apply to preparing your images in Photoshop but you may use these guidelines in any image editing software to achieve similar results.

    For best results, use all of the following guidelines.
    We recommend saving your images as PNG files when uploading your images to your site. 
    PNG is a format that was created for the web and is a more stable, color accurate format to use when uploading images to your site.
    For more general information about adding images to your Wix site, click here.

    Step 1: Setting Your Image Settings to RGB Color

    RGB is the standard color model used for digital images and web colors.

    To set your image settings to RGB Color:

    1. Open your image in Photoshop.
    2. From the Image menu, go to Mode, and then click RGB Color.

    Your image is now set to RGB Color.

    Step 2: Setting Your Image Size

    For the best quality image, upload your image to the Wix Editor in the exact size that it will be viewed. Changing the size of the image within the Wix Editor may reduce the quality of your image.

    To set your image size to the exact size that it will appear in your Wix site:

    1. Open your image in Photoshop.
    2. From the Image menu, click Image Size.

    3. Set your image dimensions to the size that your image will be displayed in your Wix site. For details on how to determine what your image's dimensions will be, follow the steps below.

    4. Click OK.

    You have set your image size to the size that it will display in your Wix site.

    Step 3: Saving Your Image for the Web

    To save your image in the best format for the web:

    1. Open your image in Photoshop.
    2. From the File menu, click Save for Web & Devices.

    3. On the right, open the second drop-down menu to choose an image format. Choose PNG 8, PNG 24, or JPEG. For details on the advantages and disadvantages of each, see below.

    4. Click Save and save your image to your computer.

    Your image is ready to be uploaded to the Wix Editor.

    Saving as PNG 8:  This option suits images with a smaller range of colors – it is best to choose PNG 8 first and compare it to the PNG 24 option. If the images are similar then saving as PNG 8 will help reducing the loading time of your site.
    Saving as PNG 24: This option suits images with a wide range of colors – it is best to save as PNG 24 if there are a lot of colors in the Color Table and you wish to keep image quality. Note that this might affect the loading time of your site.

    Saving as JPEG: The JPEG file size will typically be smaller than PNG 24 for high quality images. However, PNG is a format that was created for the web and is a more stable, color accurate format to use when uploading images to your site. Some browsers also display JPEGs differently. If you would still like to use JPEG, then please save it using 85-90 quality. 

  • Determining Your Image's Exact Size in the Wix Editor

    For the best quality image, upload your image to the Wix Editor in the exact size that it will be viewed. Changing the size of the image within the Wix Editor may reduce the quality of your image.

    To determine the exact size that your image will be in the Editor:

    1. From the left side of the Wix Editor, click the Add icon.
    2. From Add, click Image and then choose an image option.

    3. Resize the image to the size that you would like your image to be.
    4. Click the image to open Image Settings.

    The exact width (w) and height (h) of your image appear in the bottom right of Image Settings.

    You now have the exact dimensions of your image. Use them to complete Step 2 above.