How can I add a very thin black border to photos? (I checked out the readymade frames and these are too much/too thick).

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Barbara O'Toole, Champion

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Hi, Wendy!

Great question.

You can change the border thickness on a photo by clicking the "settings" icon, then sliding the "border" setting on the default "styles" panel. You can also set the color of the border.
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I might be crazy! I can't figure this out. Thank you for the suggestion, and I tried following those directions but it only seems to affect the whole block (puts a thin line around the text, photo and caption), whereas I want a thin border on just the photo itself.
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So, Wendy, the only way for this to work is if the text and photo sat in two separate blocks. The caption would sit in a text block below the photo.
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Hi Wendy! O'Toole is on the right track here. I thought I would add a screenshot to make sure the directions are clear for you. Here you can see the border applied to an image block in my mailing: 


You can adjust the border style, color ad thickness there in the styles tab. You are right that if you apply a border to a combo block, the border will wrap around the image and text in the block:



I hope this helps!