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Image manager

Brett B
posted this on May 24, 2013 03:18 PM

The Image Manager makes it easy to upload image(s) and apply tags so they are sorted and organized just how you want them, as well as inserting pictures and images.

Introduction to the Image Manager 

  1. Open the image manager
  2. Upload images from the computer
  3. Upload images from Flickr, Facebook, and Dropbox (a tutorial on importing from Visio can be found here)
  4. Search for and upload images from the web
  5. Manage images:
  6. Team images
  7. Insert images into a document



Open the image manager

  1. Simply press the “i” key on your keyboard while editing a document, or:

  2. Under ‘User Images’ in the shape manager, select the ‘+’ sign, if these steps do not work, turn back on the image manager through the following steps:

  3. Select ‘More Shapes’ at the bottom of the shape manage

  4. Toggle on ‘User Images’ under ‘Visual Content’
  5. Press ‘Save’



Upload images from your computer

You can easily upload images directly from your computer by following one of two methods:

Method 1:

  1. Open the image manager

  2. Drag and drop images from your computer onto the image manager

Method 2:

  1. Press ‘Upload’ in the upper left corner
  2. Select the image from the files on your computer
  3. Click ‘Open’




Upload images from Flickr, Facebook, or Dropbox

  1. Open the image manager

  2. Select the image source on the left column of the image manager

  3. Press ‘Connect’ in the bottom right corner

  4. Sign in to import your photos

  5. Select photos you wish to import

  6. Press ‘Import’ in the top right corner

  7. Files that you choose to import will be saved to your Lucidchart account

  8. Minimize the viewer to see images already imported

 Note: Images imported from Visio files will be available under the ‘Visio Imports’ tab.  For help importing from Visio, please see our tutorial here.




Search for and upload images from the web

  1. Open the image manager

  2. Select either ‘Google Search’ or ‘Icon Finder’ on the left column of the image manager

  3. Enter a search query into the available search bar and press enter

  4. Select the images you wish to import

  5. Press ‘Import’ in the top right corner




Select images

  1. To toggle image selection, press the checkbox in the top left corner

  2. To select or deselect all images, use the checkbox in the top right corner. The options to either select all images the user has uploaded or deselect all images is also available under the drop down menu next to the checkbox.




Delete images

  1. Select the images you wish to delete by checking the box in the left-hand corner of each

  2. Click the Trash icon on the top bar

  3. Select ‘OK’ in the pop-up menu




Archive images

Archive images that you’ve used in the past and are still on documents, but that you want out of the way. Archived images will be removed from the ‘All Images’ and ‘Team Images’ tabs, but will be available under ‘Archived Images’ and any applicable tags.

  1. Select the images to be archived

  2. Click the ‘Archive’ icon on the top bar




Make images private

Making images private will stop them from appearing in the team images. This is not the default, so if you don’t want images to show up on your team’s images, you will have to actively select this option.

  1. Select the images you wish to make private

  2. Click the ‘Privacy’ button on the top bar




Managing image tags

Image tags allow you to organize and sort your Lucidchart images. Tags allow you to more easily find specific images, simplifying the process of working with many images. Here's a anatomy of managing tags:

Add images to existing tags:

  1. Select images to be tagged by clicking the check box in the top, left corner of each image

  2. Press the ‘Tags’ icon on the top bar

  3. Toggle applicable tags from the available list

To create a new tag:

  1. Select ‘Create new tag...’

  2. When creating a new image tag: Enter tag name and select tag nesting (use nesting if the tag is a subgroup under another tag)

  3. Press ‘OK’


  1. Create a new tag directly on the left column




Hotkeys for image tags

  1. Open tag view: ‘t’
  2. Close tag view: ‘Esc’
  3. Navigate: arrow up and down
  4. Select/Deselect: spacebar
  5. Create new tag: navigate to bottom (“Create new tag...”) and press Enter



Rename an image

  1. Click the i,  visible in the bottom right corner of an image when mousing over it

  2. Click on the current image name

  3. Enter the new image name and press ‘OK’



Team images

  1. ‘Team images’ is a tag automatically shared by all images uploaded by members of your team

  2. Team images are marked with a blue banner on the top, right corner



Toggle team images

You can turn team images on and off by using the button in the bottom, left corner of the image manager


Note: Turning team images off will stop team images from appearing under any tag other than ‘Team Images,’ so they will no longer appear under ‘All Images’.  This also hides all Team tags from the image manager. Team images are all the images your team members have uploaded (and haven’t made private), and will be marked with a ‘Team Image’ tag.




Insert images into document

To insert an image from the image manager, simply single click on it. With the image manager closed, you can also drag images from the left toolbox and drop them directly onto the canvas.  


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