Image Manager

Getting to know the Image Manager

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Description

Introducing the Image Manager

The Image Manager is used to manage pictures in the Repository allowing them to be maintained and reused across diagrams. Images can be inserted in a variety of formats including Bitmaps and Extended Windows  Metafiles and then used to change the conventional appearance of elements  to create more appealing and compelling diagrams.

Where to find the Image Manager

Defining Images

Main Menu: Project | Settings | Images

Using Images

Element Context Menu: Appearance | Select Alternate Image

Usage of the Image Manager

The Image Manager's main use is to define pictures that can be used as alternate representation for elements in diagrams. For many business and networking diagrams the default appearance of an element such as a UML Class or Component can be replaced with an image from the Image Manager making the diagram more appealing to its audience. The Image Manger will also store images that are defined in included technologies.

Options for the Image Manager

The Image Manager allows Images to be imported in a variety of formats including Bitmaps and Extended Windows Metafiles. Images can be imported from the file system or conveniently from the Clipboard.

There is also an option to display the diagrams where the image has been used.

Learn more about the Image Manager

Image Manager