You’ve probably seen the little boxes at the top of a post on social media showing an image and a few hashtags, accompanied by the letters OM (the letters stand for “Omni Media”). Those are the little boxes that AWeber users see when their images appear in an article, blog post, or social media post.
When an article, blog post, or social media post includes an image from your profile on AWeber, that image will appear in the little box at the top of the post if you’re using the desktop app or the mobile app. And not only that, if you’ve got a couple images from your profile in the post, they’ll appear in a grid.
But when the article, blog post, or social media post is on a mobile device or a small screen, the images will appear upside down and cut off at the top and bottom. And that’s not nice. So here’s what’s going on.
Omni Media And The Upside Down Images
Omni Media is a company that provides tools for online marketers. One of those tools is AWeber, an email marketing platform used by hundreds of thousands of websites across the globe. When you sign up for AWeber, you’ll see this at the top of the dashboard:
- Omni Metric
- Omni Media
What that means is that your images on AWeber will have the labels “Omni Media” and “Omni Metric” along with them. When you upload an image to AWeber through their interface, that label appears in the top-right corner of the image.
If you want, you can always remove those labels by going to Settings > General and deleting the entries that have “Omni Media” and “Omni Metric” in them. But it’s kind of annoying to have to go around and edit each image individually, isn’t it? Especially since you might not even know where or when those labels came from.
There are a couple of reasons why the images in your AWeber account might be appearing upside down. One reason could be that your host or web-builder doesn’t allow for embedded pictures in their templates. If that’s the case, contact your host or web-builder and ask them if they can help you out with this. Once you get that solved, the images should start appearing correctly.
Another reason could be that you’re using an older version of the AWeber desktop app or the mobile app and the images are being displayed correctly but you’re not seeing the full resolution of the pictures. To fix that, either upgrade your app (the mobile app is free and open-source so you can download it to your phone and try it out if you don’t already have it) or use a tool like PhoneGap to create a new version of the app for iOS devices.
Why Are My Images Cut Off At The Top And Bottom In These Templates?
When you’re viewing an article, blog post, or social media post on a mobile device, anywhere from 3 to 12 images will typically appear, depending on the size of the screen. And for some reason, the images in these templates are being cropped at the top and bottom — even if you don’t have any image cropping settings turned on.
This doesn’t happen if you’re on a desktop or laptop, where the images usually appear without any cropping. It’s also not a problem with the AWeber app itself — it happens even when you’re viewing the images on a website or through an email service like Gmail. Sometimes it can be fixed by using a tool like Canva to reposition the image or by resizing it.
Another option is to find a template that doesn’t have any images cut off at the top and bottom, or to upload your own images to the blog post or website. Just be sure to include captions with your images so people know what the images are of.
What If I Have More Than 12 Images?
If you have a blog post or website and you want to include more than 12 images in it, you’ll probably want to break it up into two or more blog posts. Doing that isn’t difficult — you can use a tool like Medium to easily split a long post into two or more shorter posts. And once you’ve split the post, you can include the images in the appropriate places.
While you might want to keep all of the other content the same, you can always change the headline, introduce a new section, or include a new graph or piece of content to make it stand out a little bit more.
The Bottom Line
If you have a blog or website and you’re including images in the posts you publish, make sure to read this tutorial — it’ll help ensure that your images appear properly on social media and other websites. And if you run into any trouble, you can contact these companies for support: