People Browser or How do I insert a character or person image?

Claro includes an extensive library of people characters. The People Browser provides many different photos of people in a variety of poses, clothing, and image sizes.

To insert a character:

  1. Click the Insert tab.
  2. Click the People Browser button in the Stock Assets section.
  3. In the People Browser that opens, search for a suitable character. The window is re-sizable if you need to see more at any time.
    1. You can filter the characters by Categories using the drop-down list on the right side. Criteria like age, gender, clothing, etc. help you pick characters to fill roles in your course. You can check one or a number of categories to display and search.
    2. Click Current Filter to see the filters you’ve already applied.
  4. You can also click the Reset button to clear a filter list, click the People used in this course button to see people used in your course, or click All People to see all character choices in the browser.
  5. When you select a character, you then have the option of selecting a clothing style (business, casual, or medical). Click a style.
  6. The center box that displays the clothing style selection displays the number of photos found and the number of pages of photos available. This information is updated as filters are applied.
  7. You can filter the character images further at this point. Criteria like pose, gesture, mood, etc. help you pick a version of that character to best emphasize the content on a particular page.
  8. Select an image from the updated list.
  9. Choose a size in the lower left corner (Roll your cursor over the characters to see the sizes in pixels by width and height). You can Preview the image to see a full version of it.
  10. Click Insert to add the image to your page.
  11. Click the Close button or X to close the Browser window.

When you re-open the browser, the last filters you used are still applied (so the last character or characters you used are displayed).

Selecting People used in this course makes it easy for people working together on a course to find and select the same people for continuity (or different people for variety!).

Dimensions of people images:

The images are in pixels by height and the width is determined by each image:

  • Extra Large: 573px (h)
  • Large: 473px (h)
  • Med: 373px (h)
  • Small: 273px (h)
  • Extra Small: 173px (h)

All stock asset browsers (People, Bubbles, Symbols, Clipart) retain the last selections you made. These preferences include the location of the browser on the stage, its size and state (minimized/maximized), the category/filter last used, the last used size, and the last search term. The first time a browser is opened it is empty and you can start by picking a category and option.

NOTE:  You can minimize the Browser by clicking the arrow on the top-right corner. You can also drag the minimized Browser up onto the “blank” area on the ribbon. It remains there while you work, even when you switch tabs. When you need to use it again, click the arrow again to maximize and drag the Browser back into a convenient location.

REMEMBER: You can use the Image Editor to flip a character horizontally in order to position it effectively on your page. Select the people image, click the Image Tools tab, and click Modify Image.

See the People Browser video tutorial for more information:

Media: images and more

  1. How do I add an image to a page? How do I add media such as a Flash movie, video, or audio?
  2. How do I add audio to a page?
  3. How do I add Rollover states (new image) to an image?
  4. How do I apply Advanced CSS Styles to media and buttons in Claro?
  5. How do I change a media asset on my page? How do I replace an image or other media on my page?
  6. How do I create a chart in Claro?
  7. How do I edit a chart?
  8. How do I copy a chart?
  9. How do I edit an image added to my page using Image Tools? How do I use the Image Editor?
  10. How do I email an attachment to Claro and import it to the Media Library? How do I send media from my mobile smartphone to Claro?
  11. How do I insert a speech bubble using the Speech Bubbles Browser?
  12. How do I insert a symbol shape using the Symbols Browser?
  13. How do I embed a video into my course?
  14. How do I insert an embedded web page (From URL) onto my course page?
  15. How do I insert clip art using the ClipArt Browser?
  16. How do I insert streaming media such as a video (Media Stream) onto my course page?
  17. How do I insert, edit, update, or delete media in the Media Library?
  18. How do I record activity on my screen or in a running application?
  19. How do I record and insert an audio video stream or a still snapshot from my Webcam onto my Claro page (Page Video or AV Publisher)?
  20. How do I replace media used in course pages with new media? How do I update media or an image?
  21. How do I reset the dimensions of an element (image, Flash, video) if I've distorted it?
  22. How do I upload media from my computer to the Media Library? How do I insert media from the Library into my page?
  23. How do I upload or import a compressed zip file to the Media Library?
  24. Media playback (play, pause, toggle, replay) element interactions on button action triggers
  25. People Browser or How do I insert a character or person image?
  26. Stock Image Asset Browsers: People, Bubbles, Symbols, and Clipart
  27. The Media Browser
  28. The Media Library
  29. Upload video and audio file types
  30. Video delivery in Claro: What is progressive download and streaming video?
  31. Video encoding, conversion, and editing tools (video converters and editors)
  32. Video size (width and height) when exporting in order to import into Claro
  33. What are the Audio Settings I can use in the audio context-specific tab to control or change an audio clip?
  34. What are the different types of charts I can make and when should I use each type?
  35. What are the Flash Settings I can use in the Flash context-specific tab to control or change a Flash movie (swf file)?
  36. What are the image borders and effects I can add using the Design tab? (Thin, Thick, Picture, Bevel, Shadow, Mirror, Rounded)
  37. What are the Image Tools I can use in the image context-specific tab to change or modify an image?
  38. What are the Playback options for audio and video control?
  39. What are the Video Settings I can use in the video context-specific tab to control or change a video?
  40. How do I resize an element on the stage?
  41. When is Flash used in Claro courses? What is the Audio Video Media Player?
  42. How do I create a poster image for video or Flash files?
  43. How do I add labels to an image?
  44. How do I edit / delete Image Labels?
  45. My MP4 video plays sound but the video is black (no picture) on my Android

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