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Image Manager

Getting to know the Image Manager

Introducing the Image Manager

The Image Manager is used to manage pictures in the Repository, allowing you maintain and reuse them across diagrams. Images can be inserted in a variety of formats - including Bitmaps and Extended Windows Metafiles - and are then used to change the conventional appearance of elements to create more attractive and focused diagrams.

Viewing an image in the Image Manager in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

Where to find the Image Manager

Defining Images:

Ribbon: Configure | Reference Data | Images

Using Images:

On diagram, right-click element | Appearance | Select Alternate Image

Usage of the Image Manager

The Image Manager's main use is to define pictures that can be used as alternative representations 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 relevant to its users. The Image Manager 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.

Adding an image to the Image Manager in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

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

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Image Manager