Because SmartFrame is rendered using <canvas>, it is not readable by social networks. That gives SmartFrame the freedom to serve a custom thumbnail, which is a small JPEG file generated from the original image. You can also export some data along with the thumbnail, making sure that the image description in a post on social media is correct. You can adjust these settings in the Control section of the Admin Panel.

The exact settings available depend on the social platform to which you’re posting your image, but please keep in mind that these settings are global and will apply to all your embeds. That also means that if you decide to disable sharing image thumbnail on all or some of the social networks, none of your embeds will be sharable anymore.

How can SmartFrames be shared on social media?

The easiest way to share SmartFrames on any social platform is to enable sharing in the theme used by that SmartFrame. If you don’t want to do it, but still would like to post your image on your social media profile, you can post a link to your Image Page instead. The thumbnail will still be generated, as long as you didn’t disable it.

Note: Keep in mind that while sharing can be disabled in some themes and enabled in others, the format of social thumbnail remains the same for all SmartFrames and is defined in the Control section.

Also, if you disable thumbnails for social media but still allow sharing on social media in Themes, only the URL of the page where the image is embedded will be shared.

Facebook

If the Facebook thumbnail is enabled, SmartFrames shared on Facebook will look similar to this preview:

You can adjust the post by:

  • editing the title and short description or message which will appear in the Facebook post. We recommend using metadata to ensure that content is unique for each image
  • adding a custom watermark to the thumbnail
  • selecting which page should open after clicking on the Facebook post
  • page where image is embedded (recommended)
  • standalone Image Page
  • custom URL

Twitter

If the Twitter thumbnail is enabled, SmartFrames shared on Twitter will look similar to this preview:

You can adjust the post by:

  • editing the title and short description or message which will appear in the tweet. We recommend using metadata to ensure that content is unique for each image
  • adding a custom watermark to the thumbnail
  • selecting which page should open after clicking on the tweet
  • page where image is embedded (recommended)
  • standalone Image Page
  • custom URL

Pinterest

If the Pinterest thumbnail is enabled, SmartFrames shared on Pinterest will look similar to this preview:

You can adjust the post by:

  • editing the title and short description or message which will appear in the Pinterest pin. We recommend using metadata to ensure that content is unique for each image
  • adding a custom watermark to the thumbnail
  • selecting which page should open after clicking on the pin
  • page where image is embedded (recommended)
  • standalone Image Page
  • custom URL

LinkedIn

If the LinkedIn thumbnail is enabled, SmartFrames shared on LinkedIn will look similar to this preview:

You can adjust the post by:

  • editing the title which will appear in the LinkedIn post. We recommend using metadata to ensure that content is unique for each image
  • adding a custom watermark to the thumbnail
  • selecting which page should open after clicking on the post
  • page where image is embedded (recommended)
  • standalone Image Page
  • custom URL