Image Plugin for Play Digital Signage enables you to add images of formats like PNG, JPEG and GIF to your digital signage content.
Watch the demo in our preview player.
- Layer – Move your image or photo up or down your layers
- Rotate – Change image rotation on the canvas
- Opacity – Change image transparency
- On click jump to – Assign a slide that is played when user clicks or taps on the image, works like the button plugin.
Which file types are supported?
We support PNG, JPG (JPEG), TIF (TIFF), SVG and GIF file formats (see below for GIF limitations).
What is the recommended file type?
In general photos should be in JPG format and computer generated graphics with transparency should be in PNG format. SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) files are also great choice if you have files in that format, because vector graphics scale without losing quality.
What is the recommended image resolution in pixels?
The best resolution for images depends on which kind of TV and player you are using. Most commonly images in fullHD format (1920×1080) will be sufficient, however if you have a 4K (3840 × 2160) setup, then you should use images in 4K resolution for the most optimal quality.
We don’t recommend using higher resolution images than your setup capability. If your TV is capable of 1920×1080 pixels, using a large 4K (3840 × 2160) image will only make it more difficult for the player to load and render as it has 4 times the pixels and needs to be down-scaled, thus slowing down your player device. Same reasoning can be applied for images that you’re not using in full screen – if your image only takes up a quarter of the space on canvas, you should use (roughly) equivalent resolution.
My GIF animation is not showing?
The GIF files will only show the first frame, unfortunately this is a technical limitation in our chosen framework. If possible, we recommend exporting the animation as a .mp4 movie instead and embed it as a video. Another alternative would be to use website widget to link to the GIF file on the Internet, but the website plugin will display the GIF in the original size, so it’s not scaled.
The image has changed upon uploading
Our service will automatically try to optimize the image to reduce the file size – this is to keep our storage space low and also make the service faster as smaller files load faster. PNG lossless files that have no transparency (alpha channel) are converted to lossy JPG format, but we try to keep the loss in quality as little as possible.
If your image is larger than 4K resolution 3840 × 2160 (or 2160 x 3840 for portrait images), it will be automatically scaled down to 4k resolution while maintaining aspect ratio. This is because there is no practical use for gigantic images and they can potentially crash entry level players with limited RAM.