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Applying the Default Overlay to Vehicle Images

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You can easily add the default vehicle image overlays to inventory vehicle images for digital merchandising purposes. The default overlay should be a relatively universal one, such as your dealership branding and phone number. Marking vehicle images in this way will allow you to brand the images with your dealership's logo and quickly convey important vehicle information at a glance, improving the chances that consumers will notice your vehicles in vehicle merchandising websites and ultimately purchase them.  

Note:  Vehicle overlays are part of the Digital Merchandising tools available in Autosoft's Inventory Management product. You must have a subscription to Inventory Management to utilize this functionality. Custom overlay packages are available through dealermarket.com and can be requested from the Image Overlays page of the Vehicle section of the Setup application. 

To apply the default overlay, you must first add the vehicle image overlays to the Vehicles area of the Setup application and set one of those overlays as the default. For full directions, see the Knowledge Base articles, "Adding an Image Overlay," "Downloading Overlays from the Overlay Library," and "Setting a Default Image Overlay." To apply the default overlay, follow these steps:

Step 1. On the Vehicle Search screen, do a quick or advanced search for the vehicle to which you'd like to add an overlay or watermark. You can also scroll through the Vehicle Search list to locate the vehicle.

Step 2. From the Vehicle Search list, click on the vehicle. The vehicle's quick-look card will open, displaying the key vehicle information and a vehicle image, if one has been uploaded for the vehicle. 

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Step 3. Click View Vehicle. The vehicle record will open to the Overview page. At the top of the vehicle record, the vehicle summary card will display the basic vehicle information, as well as the featured vehicle image.  

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Step 4. The Image Management Icon on the vehicle summary card allows you to upload and manage vehicle images. Click on the image icon centered below the featured vehicle image. 

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Step 5. The vehicle images pop-up will open, displaying the vehicle images that have been uploaded for the vehicle. The top of the pop-up will display the Gallery Images, which will be those shared for digital merchandising purposes.

If you've set an overlay as the default, the default overlay name will be selected automatically and display in the field (which would otherwise be labeled "Select Overlay") in the upper-right corner of the pop-up, to the left of the Apply button. If you wish to apply the default overlay, do not change this option. 

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Step 6. You can select individual image or images to which you would like to apply the default overlay by clicking the Overlay checkbox beneath the appropriate image/s. A checkmark will appear in the checkbox. Clicking the checkbox again will clear the checkmark from the box. 

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If you wish to apply the overlay to all the vehicle images in the pop-up, click to check the Select All checkbox to the left of the Select Overlay field. This will check the Overlay checkbox for all of the vehicle images.

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Step 7. Click the Apply button in the upper-right corner of the pop-up to apply the overlay. The default overlay will be applied to the vehicle images you selected.

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Step 8. Click Edit Images to preview full-size vehicle images with the overlay applied, or click Close to close the pop-up and return to the vehicle record. 

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