File Manager and Photo Editor Links in new Web Builder

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It might be nice to add links to the file manager and photo editor within the new web builder. It is very cumbersome to access either at the moment. The only way at the moment is to click on an image and select "change image" which will then bring you to your uploaded images. Kind of a round about way to access files that are uploaded. Unless of course I am missing something? Thanks!
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I agree....I have several thousand photos on my site and almost all pages will have a photo gallery.  Would be nice to directly access photo gallery and then perhaps a choice to "Create new gallery" or something like that, preferably through a link on the left side column of the site builder..maybe after "design".  BTW, what do we call this part of the site builder?  Control panel, or just what?
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Well I think of the left hand bar as the side menu..And if you click on design you will have a whole list of folders ( icons) including images..make you own folders and there you go.. Having said that it is a lot easier then file manager in SB+ but I knew my way around the file Manger so have to "think" first on websitebuilder, but its all apart of the learning curve. The way I work is to select say the graphics tab but then add all my own folders for images, photos, my created graphics etc That way i can find exactly what I want. ( I also delete all the folder /  images that came with the template if I am not going to use them, tidies things up). ONce you have the "folders" set up exactly as you want the rest is easy.
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When I click on design, I don't see a list of folders.  I see background, colors, font, text styles.  I don't see where I can get to the folders.
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I believe what Brian meant was to Click Add > Click Images and then create folders for the images for your various pages.
Not sure what he was referring to by 'the graphics tab' either - I don't have one of those or if I do I don't know where it is.
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Yes , Sorry Gloria my brain keeps flitting between SB+ and Websitebuilder. Susan has pointed the correct way. The little head and shoulders icon opens the image folder where there is a default folder. I have added my own folder "My Graphics" for stuff I upload.... at the bottom of the list is Site Images. This holds all the images you are using on your website. Although still finding my way around its a lot more user friendly than the File Manager in SB+.
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I know how to get to the file manager, I am just suggesting a quick link to it without having to first go through the process of editing an image. Thanks for your suggestions and feedback, but there still is no "quick" way to access our files without first going thru the edit process. Don't get me wrong...this is a great tool!!!...not complaining...just suggesting. :)
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Anyone know if the photo files are automatically reduced in the new site builder?  The old one reduced file size, but not sure about the new one, and large files are a killer.
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The files should optimize after you have uploaded them into the new builder.
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Dunno, but just an example is your header. It shows as being 26kb. Not sure what the file size of the original pic is that you imported though. Keep in mind that all the images that show up in the ads also add to the page weight and the ads themselves if they are they type that change can really slow load time.
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Yes...the Google adsense ads slow things down a lot.  You would think they could do a better job of it.  My header pic was originally much larger...it has been reduced about as far as I can and still retain some degree of sharpness.
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We currently do not have access to the File Manager, however this concern has been shared with our development.

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