Lead art displays at the top of your story. You can add images, videos, embeds, and galleries as lead art. If you don’t want a visual at the top of your story, skip the lead art field, but be sure to set search, social, and homepage images.
You can add lead images by searching, uploading from a device or URL, or dragging and dropping an image into the lead art field.
When viewing an uploaded image in the image menu, Chorus allows you to Crop it to the desired size, and also Select the Subject of the image:
You can Crop images to the desired size after uploading them. We also recommend that you Select the Subject of the image. This ensures that when the image is shown on the site and across platforms, we will center the selected subject of the photo and important details won’t be cut off.
Your organization may have set up Crop and Select the Subject to change the look of the image as it’s shown on the site and/or platforms it’s shared to. Check with your team guidelines before using these options.
After you’ve selected an image, you can edit the image fields like caption and credit.
You can Replace the lead image with an embed, video, or gallery. The previously-added image will continue to be used for search, social, and homepage images, unless those have been customized.
To replace the lead image with another image, select Remove and add a new image.
Add an embed from Chorus Video by selecting Video, searching for the video, and selecting Insert video.
Add an embed by selecting Embed and pasting in the embed link.
Embeds from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Art19, Soundcloud, Vimeo, and thousands of other providers are supported here. Much like with images, horizontal and square embeds are going to look best in the lead art spot, so proceed with caution on vertical embeds.
Add a gallery by selecting Gallery, and then search for the gallery or create a new one.