NutriAdmin lets you upload pictures to include in your reports or templates. However, for technical reasons, NutriAdmin imposes certain restrictions in the kinds of files you can upload.
The main conditions to take into account when trying to upload a picture are:
- File size should not be above 500KB
- Format should be PNG or JPEG. Other formats (like GIF or SVG) may work, but they have not been tested extensively.
- The height of the image should not exceed 1000px
If there is an image you want to use in NutriAdmin, but you cannot get it to meet the requirements outlined above, there are a number of workarounds you can consider.
There are many software tools out there that allow you to export images from one format to another. For example, you may have an image in PDF format that you want to transform into PNG. These graphical editing tools allow you to:
- Open your image file in PDF format
- Export it as a different format (e.g. PNG)
NutriAdmin does not endorse any particular software tool for exporting images. However, there are an ample variety of tools out there – many of them for free. A search in your favorite search engine should yield plenty of options to choose from.
Reducing image size
Apart from exporting image formats, many other graphical editing software tools will enable you to:
- Scale your image to a lower resolution: i.e. from 2000px width & 1500px height to 1000px width & 750px height.
- Compress the image to a smaller size.
It is possible sometimes to reduce the size of a given image without affecting its quality. This has to do with the underlaying way in which images are stored in computers as files. The way to compress an image is analogous to summarizing a paragraph of text without altering its meaning.
You can use graphical editing software to compress or scale your images so that they are smaller in size and suitable for NutriAdmin. There are free online tools for this, as well as packages you can download in your computer. Perhaps you already have one such package installed, as many operative systems offer their own pre-built solution.
Hosting your image in a different site, then adding a URL to it
Many websites allow you to upload your own pictures, with less restrictive conditions than NutriAdmin. Furthermore, some of these sites will allow you to obtain a public link or URL to your image that you can share across the web.
If you have a link to an image you want to use in NutriAdmin, all you have to do is to paste the link to the image in the adding an image window that pops up when you want to insert a picture in a report.
For example, you can do this with an image in your own website, or in somebody else's website (provided you are not infringing any copyright). Rather than downloading the image, then re-uploading it to NutriAdmin, all you have to do is to copy/paste the link to that image. In most systems, right-clicking the image you want in another website and selecting something like copy source to the image, or copy image link will work.
Different web formats for images
A technical note. Broadly speaking, JPG images will generally achieve lower size in Kilobytes than PNG images. However, the quality of text will suffer the most in JPG. If your image contains text, PNG will generally maximize its legibility