Uploading Images & Video to the Media Library

The media library is a central repository that contains all of your firm's images, video, audio and document files. Uploading a file one time to your media library makes it available for use at any time in the future.


Why should I add images and videos to my LawLytics website?

Adding multimedia like images and videos to your website can enhance your potential clients’ experience. 
High-quality, relevant images and videos can complement your website's written content and create a better learning experience for your potential clients as they learn more about their case or problem and how your firm can help them. Well-chosen images can inspire trust, confidence, and help your website become more effective and engaging.

How do I access my media library?

To access your media library, hover over the “Libraries” tab in the top toolbar of the LawLytics control panel. Select “Images and Videos.”
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The left column allows you to view all available files. Active selections are highlighted with a blue stripe.

How do I add new images or videos to my media library?

Click on the green “New” button at the top-left of the toolbar.
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Drag files directly from your computer into the "Drag & Drop" area, or click the “Browse Files” button and select your files. To select multiple files, hold down the Ctrl or Command key. Press "Open" in the dialogue box to begin the upload.
Your files will upload in the background. If there are a lot of files, or large files, this upload may take a moment to complete. You may continue working in LawLytics while the files are uploading.
Note: The larger the file size, the longer it will take to upload. Large video files may take several hours to encode before they become available, and large images may take several minutes to upload. When possible, scale down images and use YouTube to embed videos rather than uploading them directly.

Using Optional Titles and Descriptions

You can add three optional attributes to each file in your media library when your file has uploaded.

Title

The title allows you to quickly identify a picture, video, or document. A good title description can help you quickly differentiate between files. For example, if you’ve uploaded two similar photo files, you might call one, "Attorney [Last Name] Portrait Cropped Headshot" and the other "Attorney [Last Name] Portrait Full Torso.”
Note: Do not use special characters such as +,!,@,$,%,^,&,*,(,),=,~,`,<,>, as these characters will cause your image upload to fail.
To find a file by its title, click the “Search” function at the bottom of the left sidebar.
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Description

The description can be used for internal notes about your image.
To add or change the title or description, add or edit text in the “Title” or “Description” section(s), and click the green “Update Library File.”
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Note: These fields are optional. However, we recommend taking the time to fill them out when you upload new media files to help keep your images organized.

How do I crop an image?

LawLytics makes it easy to crop images. You can change the size and dimensions of any image in LawLytics from within the media library.
To crop an image, click the green “Crop Image” button below the image you'd like to crop.
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When you click “Crop Image,” vertical and horizontal drag lines will appear. Adjust the drag lines to crop the image.
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Click the "Apply Crop" button. Your image will save and reload, displaying the newly cropped dimensions. You'll be given the option to apply the crop to the original image, or save the crop as a copy.
Note: If you crop an original image that is already featured on your website, cropping will change the image dimensions and may cause problems on the page(s) where the image is featured. We recommend selecting "Save Crop as Copy" to preserve the size and dimensions of the original image.
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How do I delete an image or video from my media library?

To delete a file from your media library, select the file from the image menu on the left. At the bottom of the file area, click the gray “Delete” button.
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Confirm that you want to permanently delete the file in the confirmation box that appears.
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If you have questions, contact us at (800) 713-0161 during our regular business hours, or email us at  [email protected].