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Adding Images in Mind Maps

A picture speaks a thousand words; add images to your mind map branches.

Adding Cover Images to Box Branches:

When using the box branches, images are added within the text box.

1. Right-click with your mouse on the branch you would like to add an image to. This will open the context menu with different options.

Right click on a mind map branch to open its contextual menu

2. Choose 'Add' and then the 'Image' option.

Choose add - image and pick what type


3. The image options are:

  • Upload an image from your own device.
  • Use the AI assistant
  • Use an Emoji as an image.
  • Search for a Royalty free image ( Unsplash).
  • Images saved in Clipboard 
  • Edit image ( when image was already added).

Use AI to generate an image pick an emoji or royalty free image or upload one yourself


4. To add an image from your computer, click 'Upload’. This will then open a new window prompting you to drag and drop or click to add an image from your computer.

Drag an image from you computer to upload it


5.  You can then choose what section of the cover image you would like to show on your branch. Click 'Add Image' when done.

You can choose how the image is added to your branch


6. Alternatively, if you choose the ‘Royalty free’ option, you will then be prompted to type in a keyword. Click ‘Search’ or hit Enter on your keyboard when done. You will see a list of stock images appear based on your search entry.

Search unsplash for free high quality images


7. Once selected, the image will be added to your branch.

An image on a box branch


8. To add an image from a Clipboard, use the right-click on the chosen image on your computer and click the 'From Clipboard' option. This will open a window with the image edit settings.

Add an image from your copy clipboard


9. There are extra options to customize the format of images within box branches, to access these options click on the image icon again then click 'Edit Image'.

You can edit existing images


10. This will open the image edit menu underneath the branch.

Change how an image is displayed on your branch

11. Click on 'Fill' to choose how the image is displayed:

Choose fit to shape

12. The options in the 'Cover' menu, allow you to change the image from a full cover image to a smaller image within the text box. There are different alignment options to choose from:

Choose where an image appears relative to text

13. If you choose an alignment other than 'Cover' you can choose the size of the image. 

Choose an image alignment


14. Click Done to exit the menu.

Click done when you're finished editing

Adding images using AI

With the help of AI, you can generate images and add them to your branches.

1.To start, right-click on the branch, choose Add option and then Image followed by AI.

Add AI generated image to your mind maps directly in Ayoa

2. The box will be shown where you can choose the type of image and the subject.

Choose an image style and enter a description for the image you want AI to produce


3. Once the style and subject are chosen, the image will be added.

 Click create and AI will create an image to your spec

Adding Images in the Organic Style

When you add an image in the Organic mind mapping style the image is added on the canvas next to the branch.

1.  Select the branch and right-click with your mouse to open context menu. Choose 'Add' and then 'Image'. 

You can add images to organic branches in Ayoa


2.  Choose to either upload your own image from your device, search for a royalty free image or add an emoji as an image, or use the copied image from the Clipboard.

Choose how you would like to add an image


3. Search for and select your image. 

Search unsplash for an image


4. The image will now be added next to the branch.

Organic branch images will appear above

5.  Use the green arrows to rotate your image. Use the dots at the corners of the image to make it bigger or smaller.

Scale and rotate the image


6. You can drag the image around the map. 

Click and drag the image corners to scale

Adding images using top toolbar menu.

To add an image to a branch or box branch, you also can use the top toolbar menu.
All you need to do is click on the chosen branch, select image icon and choose the type of image you would like to add.

Click edit in the top toolbar to add or change an image