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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.

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


3. The image options are:

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


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.


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


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.


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


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'.


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

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

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:

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


14. Click Done to exit the menu.


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'. 


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.


3. Search for and select your image. 


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

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


6. You can drag the image around the map. 

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.