Add a 1px border choice for the frames in the image editor

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Sometimes, I would just like a quick way to set off a light image that's against a light background. Book cover images are where this need often turns up. Some light-colored covers can seem formless when on a light background. I realize that I could use the formatting gear setting to add a border manually but for some reason, I like the idea of being able to add a simple, quick frame.
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Brandi Leath

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Me too, I think that's a great idea, the current frames are great, but having a small 1px frame would also be a nice addition. :) 
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Hi Steve and Brandi! I want to make sure I'm understanding -- You can create an image border by hovering over the image, clicking the gear icon and adjusting the border:



Will you help me understand how that doesn't get you to your goal and how you envision it working?
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The gear-border settings method works great but in terms of workflow, sometimes an image will be reused among multiple campaigns. To be able to edit a light image to add a border so that the image is easily reusable again later, without touching up, would be helpful.

It kind of seems like the point of having the frames in the image editor is to do something special with the framing of a photo. Perhaps a simple frame border is not appropriate to put there, if that's the case...but three clients that I've shown the image editor too all have asked why they can't apply a simple border from the frames' selection.
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Ah-ha, gotcha! That makes sense, if you're using the same image in multiple mailings.

I'm checking in with our Editor Team to see if we've any plans to revise frames. We tap into Aviary, a third party, for those image-editing functions, so I'm not sure how much freedom we have there. More to come!
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Katie, I just realized that the sample you showed above works fine for a single image block but if you are trying to use combo block with image and text, there's no way to add a border to just the image via the gear-type settings--those would apply to the whole block, not just the image.
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That's right, Steve. For others following along, if you're using a combo block, here's how applying the border appears:

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HA! you know I totally forgot about that option. Yep. There ya have it. Thanks!
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For some reason we cant access any frames on our photo editing options?
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Hi there! I'm creating a new thread for your question, since it's a bit off-topic. I'll be with you there in a minute. :) Please reference the new topic here: Can't access frames in image editing options
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Hi again, all! I chatted with our Editor Team, and the frames in the image editor are controlled by Aviary, which we don't have the ability to adjust. We're keeping an eye out in case there's a way to do this that we aren't aware of, but for now, it isn't planned.