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Including images within your book is a great way to enhance the reader experience and make your content more engaging. However, it’s important to know how to properly insert images within your chapters to ensure they display correctly and don’t impact the flow of your text.

In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps to insert images into your pages and chapters within Atticus.

Insert an Image in a Chapter

Place your cursor at the point in a page or a chapter where you would like to insert an image and click the picture icon from the toolbar. 

To upload a new image, click to browse your computer or drag and drop a file into this section.

Right click to Open image in new tab for a larger image.

You’ll be brought to the general image options where you can write a Caption, choose your Alignment, enable Wrap Text if desired, set the image to display on a Separate Page, adjust the Size, and a Link for the ePub version of your book.

Once uploaded, you can click the gear icon in the top right of the image to reopen this customization window. 

Let’s take a closer look at the options. 

Right click to Open image in new tab for a larger image.

Caption

If you would like your image to show a caption, you can enter it here. It will always display in italic text beneath your image, matching the alignment of the image. 

Alignment

Similar to standard text options, you can choose to have your image left or right aligned to the page margins, or centered to the page. 

Wrap Text

If you’re image does not take up the entire width of the page, you can set the text to wrap around the image. If your image is left aligned, the text will appear to the right of the image. If it’s right aligned, the text will appear along the left side of the image. 

If you also have a caption, the caption text will be contained to the width of your image. 

Separate Page

The separate page option is designed for the print version of your book. It will force the picture to be set on it’s own page. The text will be separated where you place the curser to insert the image. 

NOTE: For images within a chapter, they will all fit within the margins of the page, matching the text content. You cannot currently set a chapter image as full bleed. 

Size

You can reduce the size of your image so it suits the size of the page. The size adjuster will maintain the ratio of your image, ensuring it does not skew the image. You can only make the image smaller, not larger, which would impact the quality. You also cannot crop the image within Atticus. 

It is best to make all major adjustments to your image before you import it, and we have an entire article dedicated to helping you calculate the proper size for your images

Link

You can also add links to your images which will be live and tappable in the ePub version of your book. If you set a web link, when a reader taps the image on their screen it will pull up a separate browser window with the link you include. Always make sure to include the proper ahrefs when typing in your link.

Alternatively, you can include an internal link which will bring the reader to another page or chapter in your book.

NOTE: You can only set internal links to the top of a page or chapter, according to the title of the page. You cannot set an internal link to a specific point within a chapter or a page. 

Conclusion

Now that you know how to insert images within your chapters using Atticus, you can take your book to the next level by incorporating visually appealing content that complements your writing. 

Remember to properly size and align your images, and consider using captions and links to further enhance the reader experience. By following these tips, you can create a book that not only looks great, but also engages and informs your readers.

Last Updated: 03/05/2024

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