Craft can be the place where you can easily store and revisit anything that inspires you to achieve your goals. That kind of insight may not always come in text, but also in images, videos, links, and other files.
We are frequently discussing how to expand and perfect Craft to be compatible with the widest range of attachments. Here you will find more about how Craft interacts and reacts to different media files.
To help you navigate and have a real sense of how attachments look like in Craft, we created this document: Attachments in Craft
In Craft, we often categorize content by Documents, Pages and Blocks. Whenever you upload a file to a Craft document, the line where you see and interact with that file can be referred to as an attachment block. Depending on the type of file you inserted, an attachment block will have different layout options. If your attachment it's not an image or a video, it will look like an standard attachment block:
It is always possible to download any files uploaded into a Craft document.
Change the layout of a standard attachment block to "small", "regular" or "card" in the three dots menu. By default, a standard attachment block will be automatically presented with the "regular" layout.
Maximum file size
When uploading, there is a maximum size per file, valid for all types of attachments - including images and videos.
- Free Plan: 5 MB per file
- Personal Pro: 256 MB per file
- Business: 512 MB per file
Craft does not compress the original size of images imported into a document. Opening the image in preview by taping or double-clicking should always render the full quality of the image file. That is also the case if the image is downloaded from Craft to a device. However, the image's thumbnail in a Craft document may have a lower resolution to preserve the app's performance.
Craft supports the majority of image file extensions with the exception of: .webp. Those are currently treated as standard attachment blocks.
Notes: Currently, if you upload .heic images through the web or Windows Craft apps, those will be presented as standard attachment blocks.
Additionally, Craft does not convert .SVG files into images, to preserve their original vector data. They will also be presented as standard attachment blocks.
How to rearrange images
By default, Craft will intuitively arrange images with similar sizes together if you place them side by side.
To rearrange images automatically grouped, move them to other blocks in the document or change the "Image Size" configuration from "Auto" to "Large" in the "..." menu:
Note: It is currently not possible to crop or edit uploaded images.
Just as for images, Craft will not convert or compress the original size of video files. You can upload any format of video into a Craft document.
Some of the most widely used video formats, such as .mp4 and .mov, will present a thumbnail preview, while other formats like .avi, .wmv, and less commonly used formats will be displayed as standard attachment blocks:
Any video file with a thumbnail preview will be opened in a separate player:
Video files presented as standard attachment blocks will need to be downloaded first, then played with a compatible program.
Note: Craft does not yet have an embedding feature for videos.
When uploaded, all audio files will be visible as standard attachment blocks:
Audio files will be played in a separate window, similar to video attachments.
Apart from media, all kinds of documents can be uploaded to a Craft document. Editable documents such as Word, PDF or Excel files can be opened from Craft if you're using it on a Mac, iPhone or iPad. Craft for web will open those in a separate tab in your browser.
Note: Craft will not save any changes done to a document you open from the app. To go around that limitation, please make sure to save the edited document on your device after editing it.
It is not possible to open a document file from the Craft for windows app.
Craft will automatically create a rich link for any external link you paste into an empty block:
Just like any standard attachment block, you can change the layout of a rich link in the three dots menu to "small", "regular" or "card":
Also in the three dots menu, you can easily rename the title and the description of a rich link:
Reloading Link Info, in the three dots menu, will reset the rich link to their original title and description:
Any rich link can be turned into a text link in the three dots menu. However, you can prevent Craft from automatically creating a rich link by simply inserting the link in the middle of a sentence or hitting backspace before pasting the link in an empty block:
Change the color of text links in Account > Preferences > Appearance > Interface Color Accent:
Tip: Paste a link into a highlighted text or sentence with "command + v" or "ctrl + v" to instantly turn it into an external link:
Note: Craft for windows will not create rich links.