External Image Element

Use the external loader to add images that need to be loaded externally rather than embedded in to the skin. This is especially useful if you have a lot of thumbnails in a tour and are not using the Node Image element. Calling the images from an external source will help keep the tour running smooth rather than sluggish.

You can also embed a YouTube or Vimeo video.

You can change the content (URL) of an external image dynamically using a ‘Set Value’ action.


External URL – Enter the image’s URL for externally loading the images. The URL can be a file path or a web URL. The paths should be absolute.

Content Scaling – Choose how the content will be scaled within the frame of the external image container. Choose from the following options:

  • Fill
  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
  • Min
  • Max
  • None

Never enlarge – Select to never scale the content up.

Clip content – Select to have the content always clipped.

Alignment – Choose how the content will align to the external image container.

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