Image Optimisation

Image Optimisation


For the best results, we highly recommend compressing your images before you uploading your images. Compressing the images will give you a big reduction in file size without losing quality.
All files used to create your slides (i.e. images/spreadsheets/etc) are downloaded to your workplace digital signage media player(s) and stored locally (until the slide is updated or deleted). Try to optimise and compress your files as much as possible to reduce data usage.
Try these free online compression tools to prepare your images:

If you use Photoshop, you can go to File > Save for Web & Device, and select the Presets to compress your image. Also try running saved images through an online compression tool to get the best compression possible.

Quality & Dimensions

Use the following as a guide for creating high quality optimised images.

Setup your artwork

100%, RGB Colormode, jpg [or png (for transparency)
Save and optimise JPG/PNG images to fit the size of the screens

Background images

Dimensions will vary according to the resolution and default orientation of your screen/device.  If you have combination of portrait and landscape displays, try creating a 1920 x 1920 px image that works best on both or apply a specific background
A standard display will be one of the following:
  • Landscape: 1920 x 1080 pixels or 16:9
  • Portrait: 1080 x 1920 pixels or 9:16

Ruler measurements

Ensure that your ruler measurements are stated in Pixels and setup Guides to allow for the mandatory 40px Top, 50px Left, 50px Right and 100px Bottom Margins.
The Vibe image manager support image filenames using alpha-numeric characters and the underscore/hyphen symbols. Before you attempt to upload a new image, remove any unsupported characters (e.g. & ampersands, ( ) brackets, + plus etc). 

Layout and Design

Make sure that you design for legibility and readability and consider that text is large enough, isn’t crowded and colour choices provide good contrast.

Establish a ‘Safe Area’ around the edges of your design to allow for any mandatory logos or information bars that are already established in other slides.

  • Character Limit - Keep text short and large
    • 5-7 word heading
    • 5-20 words summary
  • Graphics
    • Use simple, clean graphics
  • Colours
    • Use no more than 3 colours, plus black and white or grey
    • Cool colours like blue, green are recessive whereas warm colours like red and orange tend to ‘pop’ and draw attention (use a balance of both)
    • Utilise contrasting colours or emphasising the most valuable information
  • Images
    • Background images can ‘bleed’ off the edge, but keep text well away
    • Make sure any images that you add will enhance the written message, not distract from it!


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